PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Here’s the latest on conditions in Pinellas County in the wake of Hurricane Idalia. This story will be updated as new information becomes available.
Wednesday evening update
Pinellas officials reopened access to the barrier islands and lifted the mandatory evacuation order for residents living in Zone A.
The county plans to reopen the following offices and facilities sometime on Thursday:
- County parks will be closed to start the day, but will reopen as they’re cleaned up. Parks administrative offices will be open.
- Solid Waste will resume normal operations at 6 a.m.
- Human Services offices will be open.
- Contractor Licensing Department will be open.
- Utilities (except for walk-in payment center) will be open.
- Animal Services will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- There are no watches or warnings in effect at this time.
Access to barrier islands
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reopened access to the following barrier islands:
- Belleair Beach
- Belleair Shore
- Indian Rocks Beach
- Indian Shores
- Madeira Beach
- North Redington Beach
- Redington Beach
- Redington Shores
- St. Pete Beach
- Tierra Verde
- Treasure Island
- The eastbound lanes of Courtney Campbell have been reopened.
- The northbound lanes of the Howard Frankland Bridge have been reopened.
- Gulf Boulevard is closed.
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