Sandbags, Water Shortage, Long Gas Lines, Local Residents Prepare for the Worst
UPDATE: 5:28 P.M. – All PHSC campuses will remain open today, Wednesday, September 6 and classes will be held this evening. However, due to inclement weather conditions and potential flooding concerns that may result from hurricane Irma, all PHSC campuses will be closed on Thursday, September 7 and Friday, September 8. Normal operations are expected to resume on Monday, September 11. Please monitor the PHSC homepage at www.phsc.edu for updates.
REGIONAL – Here is the latest information we have on emergency operations throughout our viewing area.
According to Hernando County Officials:
Hernando County sandbag distribution sites can be found at Fire Station 2, 3445 Bob Hartung Court in Spring Hill and will be stocked today by 3:00 p.m. Hernando County Department of Public Works, 1525 East Jefferson Street, Brooksville. Hernando County Fire Rescue Station 1, 1479 Parker Avenue in Spring Hill. Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Boulevard in Dade City.
The County is monitoring and replenishing sandbag supplies as needed.
Go to the Emergency Operations Center website at www.hernandocounty.us/em for all storm-related notices.
Pasco County, all schools and offices will be closed Friday, Sept. 8. All sports and extracurricular activities have also been canceled through the weekend.Pasco Officials have also received complaints of price gouging and are actively investigating each complaint. Officials have provided the following contact information to report consumer complaints. 727-847-8102 or 1-866-9NO-SCAM.
Click the following link for Pasco County Emergency Management: http://www.pascocountyfl.net/index.aspx?NID=703
Citrus County has not made a decision on school closings at this time. Follow this link for their Emergency Management website: http://www.sheriffcitrus.org/emergency-management.php
The latest information provided by the National Hurricane Center confirms that Irma is still a Category 5 storm, packing winds of over 185 mph. Some models still show Irma possibly impacting our viewing area sometime by Saturday or Sunday, and experts believe it could still be a powerful Category 3 storm at that time.
We will continue to bring updates as they develop.
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