After two very destructive hurricane seasons in Florida, the City of Tampa is getting ready for this season.
The city and the police department officially launched a new Hurricane Vehicle Re-Entry Program Wednesday.
The goal is to help keep things organized and prevent crime after a hurricane moves through.
“Although we have not been hit with a direct hit in 90 years it is going to happen at some point and we have to be ready for it,” Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said.
Starting Monday, the City of Tampa will mail out white envelopes with the re-enter tags in them to more than 70,000 residents and businesses. The program is for residents and businesses within the target area most likely to be evacuated during a hurricane.
“Please, when you get these tags, put them in your glove box and leave them there. This will be your re-entry into the downtown area,” a Tampa city official said.
On the off chance people lose the hangable tag, they can buy another one for $5 on the city’s website.
If people don’t have a tag with them, the city said they can go through a screening process to show that they live or work in the affected area.
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