Tampa Evacuation: Mandatory for zone A

TAMPA (WFLA) – Tampa just issued a mandatory evacuation order for Zone A starting at 2 p.m.

As of 6 p.m., they are putting a curfew in place.  “If you don’t need to be out, don’t go out,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn made the announcement while he was at News Channel 8. He said it is for residents in low-lying areas. All special needs and manufactured homes residents should also evacuate.

Hurricane Irma Hotline is open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.: (844) 852-8889 Text TAMPAREADY to 888-777 for emergency updates.

Hillsborough County already issued voluntary evacuations for special-needs residents in Zone A.

Special needs shelters are opening today in Hillsborough County:

  • Strawberry Crest High School, 4691 Gallagher Road in Dover
  • SunDome at USF, 4202 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa

Fourteen additional shelters will open on Saturday at 8 a.m. for the general public.

  • Middleton High School, 4801 N 22nd Street in Tampa
  • Simmons Career Center, 1202 W Grant Street in Plant City
  • Shields Middle School, 15732 Beth Shields Ways in Ruskin (Pet-Friendly)
  • Pizzo Elementary School, 11701 Bull Run in Tampa
  • Cypress Creek Elementary School, 400 19th Ave NE in Ruskin
  • Hammond Elementary School, 8008 N Mobley Road in Odessa
  • Sessums Elementary School, 11525 Ramble Creek Drive in Tampa
  • Bartels Middle School, 9020 Imperial Oak Blvd in Tampa (Pet-Friendly)
  • Brandon High School, 1101 Victoria Street in Brandon
  • Smith, Sgt. Paul Middle School, 14303 Citrus Pointe Drive in Tampa (Pet-Friendly)
  • Burnett Middle School, 1010 N Kingsway Road in Seffner (Pet-Friendly)
  • Valrico Elementary School, 609 South Miller Road in Valrico
  • Summerfield Crossings Elementary School, 11050 Fairway Meadow Road in Valrico
  • Greco Middle School, 6925 East Fowler Ave in Temple Terrace



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