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Pasco County, Florida -- The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Pasco County. The warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the next 36 hours.

Pasco County is recommending a voluntary evacuation for residents and special needs residents in flood prone areas. In order to house those needing assistance, the Fasano Regional Hurricane Shelter will open today at noon, Sunday, Aug. 26.

The shelter is located at 11611 Denton Avenue, Hudson. If you do not have transportation and need assistance, residents can call the Resident Information Center (RIC) at 727-847-2411.

Households who have experienced historical flooding or are still recovering from Tropical Storm Debby are urged to take preventive measures.

Citizens are encouraged to visit the County's Emergency Management webpage to download a Hurricane Guide. On this page are evacuation maps, shelter, and information for special needs personnel.

To assist in the preparation the County has sand and sandbags at the following locations:

  • Fire Station # 10, 7918 Rhodes Rd., Hudson
  • Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Rd., Hudson
  • Fire Station # 17, 2951 Seven Springs Blvd., New Port Richey
  • Pasco County Public Works Complex, 7530 State Street, New Port Richey
  • J.W. Mitchell Park, 4025 Little Rd., New Port Richey
  • Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O' Lakes
  • Wesley Chapel District Park, 7727 Boyette Rd., Wesley Chapel
  • C- Barn on 3906 Warder Rd., San Antonio
  • Dade City Police Station, 38042 Pasco Ave., Dade City
  • Fire Station #25, 34335 Chancey Rd., Zephyrhills
  • Zephyrhills Fire Department 6907 Dairy Rd., Zephyrhills

Citizens must bring their own shovel and are limited to 20 sand bags per house hold and locations are open until 8 p.m.

To stay updated citizens are encouraged to sign up for County news alerts by utilizing the Notify Me function located on the County's website at http://pascocountyfl.net/List.aspx. In addition, follow updates on Pasco County TV (Bright House Networks channel 622 or Verizon channel 42) and like us on Facebook at Bringing Opportunities Home.

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