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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