FLOOD RISK OPEN HOUSES 9/25, 9/26 and 9/27

Digital Preliminary Flood Hazard Maps for Pinellas County

Are Ready for Public Viewing

Attend an Open House and Learn about Flood Risks in Redington Beach

Residents and property owners in Pinellas County can see draft preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for coastal areas at four Flood Risk Open Houses taking place September 25-27, 2018.

FIRMs show the extent and risk for flooding.  The FIRMs will be used to determine flood insurance premiums and building requirements. Click here to view the FIRMs.

Learn about your risk of flooding and ask questions about what the new maps will mean for your property.  You can meet one-on-one with specialists to discuss flood risk, flood insurance, appeals, mitigation, and engineering.  Home and business owners, renters, real estate agents, mortgage lenders, surveyors and insurance agents are encouraged to attend.

The Flood Risk Open Houses will take place at the following dates, times and locations:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

6pm-9pm  YMCA at Lealman Community Center 5175 45th St N., St. Petersburg, FL 33714

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

6pm-9pm  Countryside Recreation Center 2640 Sabal Springs Dr., Clearwater, FL 33761

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

10am-1pm AND 6pm-9pm Seminole Recreation Center 9100 113th St N, Seminole, FL 33772

 

The new preliminary FIRMs were developed through a partnership between the communities and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  They are based on updated modeling data and show coastal flood hazards more accurately than older maps.

The goal is to inform property owners and the community of their flood risks.  Over time, flood risks change due to construction and development, environmental changes, watershed conditions and other factors.  Flood maps are updated periodically to reflect these changes.  By law, federally regulated or insured mortgage lenders require flood insurance on buildings that are located in areas at high risk of flooding.  Standard homeowners, business owners, and renter’s insurance policies typically don’t cover flood damage; consequently, flood insurance is an important consideration for everyone subject to coastal flood risks.  Flood insurance policies can be purchased from any state-licensed property and casualty insurance agent.  Call the National Flood Insurance Program Help Center at 800-427-4661 or visit floodsmart.gov for more information.

 

 


RED TIDE UPDATE

Unfortunately, there has been a significant amount of dead fish washing up onto Redington Beach.  Pinellas County and their subcontractors, together with the Town’s Public Works staff, are working diligently to clean up as much as possible.  Please be patient. Each new high tide brings an additional number of fish washing up onto the beach.

Red tide is caused by a naturally occurring algae in the Gulf of Mexico and a bloom happens whenever there is a higher-than-normal concentration. The higher levels in our area have led to large fish kills, strong odors and breathing difficulties.

To monitor the red tide situation, here are some useful links:

Current Beach Conditions

Pinellas County Red Tide Update

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

MOTE Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

NOAA Harmful Algae Bloom Observing System

 


ORDINANCE 2018-06 PARKING IN REDINGTON BEACH

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF REDINGTON BEACH, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 21, TRAFFIC, VEHICLES AND PARKING, ARTICLE II.- STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING, DIVISION 1.- GENERALLY, SECTION 33.- RESIDENTS-ONLY PARKING AREAS, OF THE TOWN CODE; CREATING A NEW PARKING AREA, CORRECTING SCRIVERNER’S ERRORS; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES; AND PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Click here to read the complete Ordinance.


RECYCLING COLLECTION SCHEDULE CHANGE

Effective Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018, ALL recycling collection will be on WEDNESDAYS.  Please have your recyclables out for collection before 6am on WEDNESDAYS

If you have any questions please call Waste Connections at 727-572-6800.


CAR BURGLARY PREVENTION TIPS

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has been proactive in helping to prevent Vehicle Burglaries.

They have stepped up all beach patrols due to the holiday season and criminals looking for a quick score.  In addition to using some covert assets, they’ve also increased deputies checking for unlocked vehicles under our vehicle burglary prevention program.  Their efforts on December 9th yielded the following:

Redington Beach

23 vehicles were found unlocked.

Keys to a brand new Lexus w/key in center console were found and returned.

Listed below are some suggestions for the citizens of our community to use in an effort to reduce these offenses.

  • Never leave the keys in your vehicle.
  • Always lock the doors, even when you are away from the vehicle for a short time.
  • Remove items (purses, tapes, CD’s, books, cash, etc.) from the vehicle when possible. If you can’t take them out, put them in a place that is out of view (in the trunk or tool box)
  • Remove “pull-out” style stereos and/or removable faceplates of stereos. (if equipped)
  • Park in lighted areas.
  • Park in garages or on driveways or near your house or apartment so that the vehicle can be viewed periodically.

Other vehicle security considerations:

  • Steering wheel lock bar or steering column locking cover.
  • “Engine kill” switch.
  • Car alarm.

MANDATORY EVACUATION ZONE A ONLY 9/7/2017

Starting at 6am Friday, September 8th, 2017, Pinellas County Emergency Management has issued mandatory evacuations for all residents in Zone A. Evacuations will begin at 6am Friday and continue through 8am Sunday, September 10th.  Please monitor this website for any updates.


HURRICANE HARVEY FLOOD RELIEF DONATIONS

At this time, Texas has no ability to deal with physical donations (clothes, food, etc.), no matter how
well-intentioned. The best way to assist is through cash donations to a recognized charity. Let’s do what
we can to help our fellow Americans.  The following are links for a small sample of organizations to which to donate:

The Salvation Army

 

 

 

American Red Cross

 

 

Samaritan’s Purse