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PRESS CONFERENCE: City of Tampa preparing for Tropical Storm Idalia

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PURPOSE: In light of the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Idalia, the city of Tampa invites members of the press to attend a briefing detailing the city's preparedness measures.

SPEAKERS: Mayor Jane Castor, Fire Chief Barbara Tripp, Emergency Coordinator John Antapasis, Police Chief Lee Bercaw

Note: A Spanish translator will also be available for Spanish-language media outlets.

DATE: Monday, August 28, 2023

TIME: 11:00 AM

LOCATION: Brickyard outside the Tampa Municipal Operations Building (TMOB), corner of E Kennedy Blvd & N Franklin St

Media outlets planning to attend are asked to RSVP by emailing media@tampagov.net


TAMPA, Fla. (August 28, 2023) -- City of Tampa leaders will address the city's preparedness initiatives, safety guidelines, and other essential matters related to Tropical Storm Idalia on Monday morning, August 28, at 11 a.m. outside the Tampa Municipal Operations Building (TMOB) in downtown Tampa.

Members of the media will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the briefing.

The City of Tampa urges all residents to stay informed and take necessary precautions ahead of Tropical Storm Idalia. The safety of our community is our top priority, and we are taking every step to ensure preparedness and response are optimal. Residents can sign-up for AlertTampa to receive emergency notifications directly from the City of Tampa. To register, visit Tampa.Gov/AlertTampa or text the TampaReady to 888-777.