Evacuation Zones & Flood zones are very different things. Evacuation zones just provide for an order of evacuation in the zones that are determined to be mandatory. Some areas in St. Pete / Pinellas aren’t in a flood zone at all or done have an evacuation zone assignment. For example, my home in the Central Oak Park Neighborhood is not in an evacuation zone. For more information on evacuation zones and flood zones, visit: http://www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/knowyourzone.htm#differ
Flood zone codes are what determine flood insurance rates. Each flood zone designation, represented by a letter or letters, tells you what the risk is for flooding at your property. High-risk zones are called the Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) and begin with the letters “A” or “V.” Moderate- to low-risk zones, which are Non-Special Flood Hazard Areas (NSFHAs), begin with the letters “X”, “B” or “C.” There are also areas where the flood hazard is undetermined, labeled as Zone D. View the flood map.