New Port Richey, FL Pasco County continues to gather information and assist residents who have been affected by the severe rainfall. In addition, with the pending formation of Tropical Storm Isaac in the Caribbean, Pasco County's Resident Information Center (RIC) will be staffed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in order to assist residents and visitors' preparation for the approaching severe weather. The RIC's information line is (727) 847-2411/8959.
According to the National Hurricane Center, TS Isaac is approaching South and Central Florida and may be near the Pasco County area around 8 p.m. on Monday, August 27. The path of the storm is still uncertain this far in advance. The County's Emergency Management is in constant contact with State and Regional emergency agencies.
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 sand bags at the following locations:
* Fire Station # 10, 7918 Rhodes Rd., Hudson
* Fire Station # 17, 2951 Seven Springs Blvd., New Port Richey
* West Pasco Government Center, 7536 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
* C- Barn on 3906 Warder Rd., San Antonio
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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A warm and humid day with sun, clouds and a chance for showers and storms mainly in the afternoon. Storms won't be as numerous as yesterday.