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Tropical Storm Expected to Strike West Coast, County Offers Sandbags Today

HERNANDO – As a tropical depression makes its way through the Gulf of Mexico, officials in Hernando County have announced the availability of sandbags to residents concerned with the possibility of flooding.

TD-9 is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm over the next 24 to 36 hours and could bring excessive rainfall to Hernando County by Wednesday and Thursday.
Residents who live in low lying areas are encouraged to monitor the weather closely, and to consider making preparations to protect their property. 
Officials say a limited supply of sandbags are available to residents starting today at Hernando County Fire Station #1, located at 1479 Parker Avenue in Spring Hill. Sand and sandbags will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. but you need to bring your own shovel. 
For more information about flooding or protective measures, contact the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management at (352) 754-4083 or email [email protected]. 
Additional information is available in the Hernando County Flood Handbook at: http://www.hernandosheriff.org/em/publications/PDF/FloodHandbook.pdf
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  • Well put, BeckyAnn!

    Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 8:23 pm
  • wait they arent filling them and dropping them off and placing them in according to the elevation of my property? I demand justice. I pay taxes. .lol

    Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 7:18 pm
  • Retail mike that was hilarious , thanks needed a laugh!!

    Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 6:12 pm
  • Wow can anyone be grateful for the help that the county is trying to do instead of acting like an ignorant ass. You sound more like a high school child than a well established adult! Some people need to be grateful for the small things in life and not so much about all the luxuries they have. Remember there are people who are less fortunate than you. And Hernando at least retailmike has a job it may not be his ideal job but he still gets up everyday and goes to work. How do you know its not just a temporary job while he goes to college? Don’t judge a book by its cover.

    Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 5:57 pm
  • We’ll stay open just for you. Would you like your participation trophy before or after you get your sandbags?

    Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 5:35 pm
  • perfect I’ll get out of work just in time for them to be closing up shop.

    Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 4:55 pm
  • Hernando, don’t take usernames so literally. Maybe next time you’ll save some calories on the rant.

    Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 4:21 pm
  • Hey millennial the generation of weak hands, 50 % weaker than gen x fact so mr community service go fill bags for the older thats what we do and I have fruit and we know you have atleast 1 fruit yourself narcissist.

    Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 8:38 am
  • What are you people talking about? Thanks for the FREE sandbags!

    Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 7:11 am
  • Hey Retail…I am a homeowner that actually pays taxes and well the least they can do is provide a little sand in a bag….And retail, I am a proud Millennial the generation of community service,hard work,innovation…Not just a retail clerck that was for kids in school. Speaking of what is up nothing but low paying retail jobs here that is for sure….we yanks all come down here and live like bazillionaires…Why you might ask the reason is there is no fruit on the trees so to speak here. ..Nothing,no inovation,no technology ….sorry for you luck Retail…It sucks to be you!

    Monday, 29 August 2016, 9:17 pm
  • Good one Mike!

    Monday, 29 August 2016, 9:16 pm
  • Hey Hernando, how about a thanks for the sandbags. Not their job to keep YOUR house from flooding. If you’re not a millennial you sure do sound like one.

    Monday, 29 August 2016, 5:25 pm
  • Hernando needs new leadership…Sand bags in two places and bring your own shovel? Hernando County is how big?….What happed to inmates filling bags? On the bright side we wont have to water owr lawns this week!

    Monday, 29 August 2016, 4:49 pm
    • The Inmates would complain if they had to work that hard and would file a lawsuit and probably win.

      Monday, 29 August 2016, 6:42 pm
  • Stay safe out there everyone.

    Monday, 29 August 2016, 4:06 pm

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