Water-Related News

County Kicks Off Unique Coastal Storm Surge Awareness Effort

County Commissioner Chairman Ken Hagan joined members of the community-wide Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group, residents and County staff on Thursday, April 22, at Williams Park in Riverview to unveil the first of the County's new coastal storm surge signs. The project is an effort by the County to help residents understand the danger of coastal storm surge from a hurricane. This public awareness project, which has been in the works since 2002, is among the few and largest of its kind in Florida.
... Hillsborough County is placing 30 of these storm surge signs in prominent locations in unincorporated county that have been identified as having major storm surge risk. The signs are posted 13 feet above the ground to show how high the water could rise in that location.
They are located in the southern part of the county from Ruskin to Progress Village and in the northwest part of the county from Odessa to Town 'N Country.