Hurricane Ian update number 8
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2022) – Hillsborough County offices and facilities will be closed through Thursday, Sept. 29, to allow staff to focus on emergency response to Hurricane Ian. The closures include all county libraries, parks, preserves and recreation centers. All county public meetings have also been canceled.
As the storm approaches, county officials are reminding residents to have enough prescriptions in case pharmacies are temporarily unavailable during the event. Under the state of emergency, Floridians are allowed to receive early prescription refills regardless of typical limits.
The county provides special-needs shelters for residents whose medical conditions require the use of electrical equipment, oxygen or dialysis, and for individuals with physical, cognitive or medical conditions requiring the assistance of medical professionals.
Residents are reminded to be aware of rising prices for essential items needed to prepare for Hurricane Ian. Florida’s price gouging law prohibits excessive increases in the price of essential items such as food, water, hotel rooms, ice, gasoline, lumber, tools and hurricane-related services. Residents can report suspected price gouging to the Florida Attorney General’s Office.
Suspension of toll
All tolls on the Selman Expressway, Veterans Expressway and the 1-4 Connector have been suspended until further notice to assist people evacuating from Hurricane Ian.
There will be no solid waste collections on September 28 and 29
Hillsborough County Solid Waste will resume normal operations on Tuesday, September 27 and solid waste facilities will remain open. Solid waste Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, September. All curbside garbage, recycling and yard waste collections will be suspended on the 29th, and all solid waste facilities will also be closed on those days.
Get in touch. Be alert.
For more information on Hillsborough County’s response to Hurricane Ian, visit HCFLGov.net/StaySafe And sign up for the HCFL alert system. Additionally, you can follow Hillsborough County on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor for updates.
Residents without digital access are encouraged to call 833-HCSTORM or 833-427-8676, the county’s hurricane information line, for Hurricane Ian information or visit HCFLGov.net/StaySafe.