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Pinellas County holding webinar to help Tropical Storm Eta victims

Already flooded, Florida feeling wrath of Eta as the tropical storm slowly progresses
Posted at 4:15 AM, Dec 15, 2020

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Tropical Storm Eta brought heavy rains and strong winds. The storm surge flooded coastal areas with several feet of water, including downtown Gulfport, and caused five sailboats to run aground or be pushed up against a seawall.

Pinellas County residents impacted by Eta have a chance to voice their concerns Tuesday night regarding insurance and damage.

The county's Emergency Management and Floodplain Management is holding an online conversation, "Flooding: Fact, Fiction and FEMA," on December 15 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Representatives from Pinellas County municipalities are expected to join the conversation to talk about the flooding risks in the county, disaster assistance, insurance policies and protecting a home in the wake of a flood.

Questions will be addressed throughout the webinar, which is being held on Zoom.

You can register in advance by clicking here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional instructions.

For more information about the webinar, call Pinellas County Emergency Management at (727) 464-3634 or email