Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, with the largest chance for potential storms in our area culminating in August and September. However, hurricanes can happen at any time. The storms that become hurricanes often travel great distances and we're able to track them for several days before landfall. While their expected track and category may change, our government and weather advisors keep our residents and visitors well informed.
Although thunderstorms and lightning are a more frequent threat within the Tampa Bay area, as a barrier island community, St. Pete Beach is extremely vulnerable to the damaging effects of hurricanes and tropical storms. With an average land elevation of approximately 7.5 feet above sea level, the island is highly susceptible to flooding and surges associated with these large storms. In serious storm threat situations, residents and guests of the city are asked to evacuate. This is your basic guide to being prepared and protecting your family and property from the effects of storms.