Emergency Preparedness

Making sure you and your loved ones will survive a storm or other disaster is a year-round task that requires attention to your personal business, your family, your home and your vehicles. It is not a task that can be done in just 24 hours, so start your planning now. View the links below from Pinellas County Emergency Management to help you know what to do before, during and after a storm.

HOW TO PLAN & PREPARE

Know Your Zone

View evacuation zones and maps. Determine if and when you would have to evacuate. 

Have a Plan

Complete a disaster plan before the chaos of an approaching storm to be sure you have time to do it right.

Build Your Emergency Kit

If you are staying home during a storm, here’s a list of items to consider for your emergency kit. 

Secure Your Pet

Pinellas County pet owners have options when it comes to pet-friendly emergency shelters.

Find a Shelter

If you decide to evacuate before a storm, learn where to go, how to get there and which shelters accept pets.

After the Storm

After the storm, it's time to assess the damage. View next steps to help you during recovery.

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Disaster Preparedness for Seniors
Regardless of how you plan for an emergency, it can be difficult if you are a caregiver or have a disability yourself. Check out this video from 211 Tampa Bay Cares on how to develop a plan and tips to consider in the event of an emergency.
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February 21, 2024
Mayor Woody Brown invites beginner and skilled golfers to join forces for a day of fun and fundraising at the 25th Annual Mayor's Golf Tournament on Sat, May 4, at the Largo Golf Course.
February 16, 2024
Experience the essence of Spring at McGough Nature Park's Spring Crafts and Gift Sale. 
February 09, 2024
The Largo Police Department (LPD) is proud to announce the launch of the Safe Place Initiative, a program that provides a haven for victims of all hate crimes and harassment.
January 30, 2024
The City is thrilled to launch its Counselor in Training Summer Program for teens who've completed 6th grade or higher. Participants will assist in the City of Largo 2024 Summer Camps, developing leadership skills, working with children, and gaining essential life skills.
January 30, 2024
Artist and owner of the Vitale Bros., Johnny Vitale, joined City of Largo Team Members and architects, ASD Sky, for an exclusive tour of our Horizon West Bay project on Friday, Jan 26.
January 24, 2024
Starting February 5, Pinellas County Public Works will temporarily close 8th Avenue SW, from Taylor Lake Park to Pinecrest Drive, for approximately 3-6 months. This closure is necessary for vital storm drainage improvements. The detour route for traffic will be West Bay Drive between 20th St NW and Clearwater-Largo Road.
January 13, 2024
The City of Largo is proud to announce the 2024 dates for ShredFest, the free document shredding and recycling event. Please join us on Saturday, January 13, 2024; Saturday, April 13, 2024; Saturday, October 19, 2024, at the Starkey Road Recycling Center (1551 Starkey Rd) from 9am-12pm or until the trucks are full.
January 02, 2024
The City of Largo hosted a select group of community members and local business leaders to shape the creative direction of the forthcoming murals for Horizon West Bay.
December 20, 2023
The City of Largo is pleased to announce that Largo’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2022, received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
December 07, 2023
The City of Largo was grateful to welcome Mayor Woody Brown, City Commission, City Team Members, Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce representatives, and other project partners to sign a structural beam in Horizon West Bay.
November 14, 2023
Prepare your jigs, dust off your lucky shoes, and join us in the most exciting event of the year – Largo's Shamrock ‘N Run at the enchanting Ulmer Park in the heart of Downtown Largo! On Sat, Mar 16, 2024, get ready to dance through a field of green runners because this event is bound to be a sham-azing experience!
September 01, 2023
Looking for a senior gym discount? We have the ultimate discount for Largo seniors. Starting October 1, 2023, the Largo Recreation, Parks, and Arts Department will offer all recreation fitness classes at Highland, Southwest, and the Community Center for free to individuals with eligible healthcare providers.
September 01, 2023
Planning for the Southwest Pool renovations continues as Team Members work to balance the facility's needs with the current budget. The project is currently in the design phase and renovations are planned to include resurfacing, repairs to the dive tower, and more. It is currently anticipated construction will begin in early 2024 
August 21, 2023
Central Park Performing Arts Center Announces 2023-24 Season! The Central Park Performing Arts Center is proud to announce its new season of performances, featuring a diverse lineup that will offer an exciting array of performances, including theatre, dance, the Children's Educational Series, family entertainment, jazz, classical, pop, rock music, and comedy. 
May 17, 2023
Our family-friendly Children's and Family performances are the perfect way to introduce your young ones to the magic of live theatre.
November 04, 2022
Largo City Commission, City Leadership, and the Horizon Project Team joined the project architect, ASD│SKY and Biltmore Construction in Downtown Largo for an official groundbreaking ceremony of Horizon West Bay in Fall 2022. Mayor Woody Brown and City Manager Henry Schubert welcomed guests and talked about Horizon as a true investment in a Downtown vision.
June 12, 2021
To keep you naturally informed and ahead of the weather, Largo Fire Rescue has installed  web-based WeatherSTEM weather stations at its six fire stations. The stations offer a wide variety of real-time weather information data and a live video feed from the station. You can also see time-lapse video from the station's camera.
June 01, 2020
There are not any tropical storms or hurricanes watches or warnings in the area. Stay informed on the latest weather and emergency updates by signing up for AlertPinellas.

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