Barrier Island Re-Entry

***UPDATE as of 9/11/2017***

Starting at 4 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017, deputies will reopen all bridges for re-entry to the Pinellas County barrier islands. This is for everyone, not just residents.

***End of Update***

 

***UPDATE as of 9/10/2017 ***
Starting at 6 a.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2017, deputies will close off access to the Pinellas County barrier islands. This restriction includes residents and businesses for the barrier islands from the Dunedin Causeway to Tierra Verde. Citizens leaving the barrier islands will not be impacted.

Plans for re-entry will be announced after the hurricane passes.

Additional law enforcement resources will be patrolling all of the mandatory evacuation areas to ensure public safety and protect property during this event. This includes the Pinellas County barrier island communities.  

Updates will be provided as changes are made to the barrier island restrictions.

***End of Update***

***Original News Release*** 

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
- Special Operations Division

Clearwater Police Department
Treasure Island Police Department

Cities/Communities where access is restricted to barrier islands:

Belleair Beach
Belleair Shore
Clearwater
Dunedin Causeway/ Honeymoon Island
Indian Rocks Beach
Indian Shores
Madeira Beach
North Redington Beach
Redington Beach
Redington Shores
St. Pete Beach
Tierra Verde
Treasure Island

What:
Pinellas deputies will be restricting access to the Pinellas County barrier islands starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017, in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Only residents or citizens with legitimate business will be allowed access. The restricted access will continue until the storm passes the Pinellas County area.

When:
The barrier island access restriction will start at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017.

Restricted access will continue until the storm passes the Pinellas County area.

Where:
Twelve cities and the Tierra Verde community.

Why/How:
Pinellas deputies will be restricting access to the Pinellas County barrier islands starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017, in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Only residents or citizens with legitimate business will be allowed access. The restricted access will continue until the storm passes the Pinellas County area.

The following citizens will have access to barrier islands:

Residents
Property Owners
Business Owners
Business Employees
Contractors

In order to gain access to the barrier islands, citizens must provide their Barrier Island Re-Entry Permit or photo ID and reasonable proof that they reside or have legitimate business on the barrier islands. Examples of this include:

Vehicle registration
Property tax or utility bill
Proof of employment (pay stub, work ID, uniform)
Work orders

Additional law enforcement resources will be patrolling all of the mandatory evacuation areas to ensure public safety and protect property during this event. This includes the Pinellas County barrier island communities.

We will provide updates when there are changes to the barrier island restrictions. 

Posted by Spencer Gross Friday, September 8, 2017 1:35:00 PM Categories: General News

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