Mandatory evacuations in Pasco, Anclote River to peak Sunday

Here are some of the flooding assessments reported in the nearby counties. 10News will keep all information up-to-date as it becomes available.

The Anclote River at Elfers is forecast to go into a major flooding stage, 25.8 feet on Sunday at around 2:00 p.m. The Anclote River gauge has been reporting 4 feet below actual levels. The National Weather Service is coordinating with the River Forecast Center for accurate reports at this time. The next high tide for the Gulf Coast is between 2:45 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., Sunday morning.

There is a 40 percent possibility of Sunday morning thunderstorm activity.

Pasco County

**Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for the following areas: 

  • Worthington Court Apartment Complex, Rowan Road and State Road 54 in New Port Richey  
  • Blue Heron Mobile Home Park, 6615 Massachusetts Ave
  • Elfers Parkway area along the Anclote River

GALLERYAnclote River flooding in Pasco, volunteers helping

Recommended self-evacuation reports have been sent out for the following areas:

  • Bass Lake Area, New Port Richey
  • Lake Worrell, New Port Richey
  • Magnolia Valley Area, New Port Richey
  • Suncoast Gateway Mobile Home Park, 6010 Ridge Road, Port Richey

Call Pasco County Customer Service if safety issues arise and rescue crews will come get you- (727) 847-2411. For emergencies, call 911.

A thunderstorm hit Pasco County around 7:00 a.m., hitting primarily from SR 54 and 52. Heavy rainfall has been hitting around flooded areas. 

There is potential flooding in the following areas: 

  • Ridge and 52
  • Elfers and SR 54
  • Moon Lake
  • Bass Lake
  • Lake Gordon
  • Lake Worrell
  • Cranes Roost
  • Port Richey
  • Holiday Hills
  • Jasmine Lakes
  • Timber Oaks
  • Westbound turning lane of Rowan and SR 54 is impassable
  • Ridge Rd. and US 19, Main St. and US 19, and Kinsmere Dr. in Trinity are blocked

Pasco County Government's evacuation efforts during Tropical Storm/Hurricane Hermine are shown in the following numbers:

  • 209 patients were transported from Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point on Thursday, September 1, 2016, after a lightning strike took out a hospital generator
  • 50 people were evacuated using PCPT buses or Paratransit Bus Service since Thursday. That number does not include the people who went home with relatives
  • Total citizens evacuated since the storm began: 259 people transported by the Pasco County Government

Mike Fasano Regional Hurricane Shelter numbers:

  • Total: 39 people have been sheltered during the storm
  • As of 8:30 p.m. on Saturday September 3, 2016, the shelter count: 15 citizens, 2 pets

Pasco County Customer Service Center is available for citizens with non-emergency questions and requests. The Customer Service number is 727.847.2411 and will close at 11:59 p.m., Saturday, and will reopen Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. Citizens can report flood damage by emailing

Hernando County

Hernando County Damage Assessment teams are in the process of assessing the damage done by Hurricane Hermine. 

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office would like to remind residents to be cautious of possible debris as an aftermath of Hermine. Hazardous debris may include: loose tree branches, down utility lines, displaced wildlife, or debris hidden by flood water.

If residents do come across non-hazardous debris, it can be taken to the following locations:

Northwest Solid Waste Management Facility
14450 Landfill Road, Brooksville
(10 miles north of Brooksville on west side of US 98 North)
(352) 754-4112  FAX (352) 754-4118
Hours: Monday - Saturday (except holidays)
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed on Sundays

East Hernando Convenience Center
(Residential use only)
33070 Cortez Boulevard, Ridge Manor
(352) 540-6205 Fax (352) 583-2783
(South side of S.R. 50, East Cortez Blvd., east of Withlacoochee River and approximately 1/2 mile west of U.S. 98)
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday (except holidays)
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and Mondays 

West Hernando Convenience Center
(Residential use only)
2525 Osowaw Boulevard, Spring Hill
(Just west of U.S. Highway 19)
(352) 754-4770  FAX (352) 688-5008
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday (except holidays)
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and Mondays

For reports on hazardous materials or debris, contact HCSO at (352) 754-4083. 

(© 2016 WTSP)


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