Pasco County recommends evacuation in flood-prone areas due to Isaac, shelter to open at noon

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - As Tropical Storm Isaac makes its way toward the Gulf of Mexico, emergency officials in Pasco County are urging those in flood-prone areas to evacuate.

An emergency shelter will open today at noon for those who choose to voluntarily evacuate their homes..

The Fasano regional Hurricane Shelter is located at 11611 Denton Avenue in Hudson.

For those who do not have transportation and need assistance, residents can call the Resident Information Center (RIC) at 727-847-2411.

According to a statement from the county, "Households who have experienced historical flooding or are still recovering from Tropical Storm Debby are urged to take preventive measures. Rainfall amounts are hard to predict, but four-seven inches could be possible..."

To assist in the preparation the County has sand and sand bags at the following locations:

*    Fire Station # 10, 7918 Rhodes Rd., Hudson
*    Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Rd., Hudson
*    Fire Station # 17, 2951 Seven Springs Blvd., New Port Richey
*    Pasco County Public Works Complex, 7530 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
*    Wesley Chapel District Park, 7727 Boyette Rd., Wesley Chapel
*    C- Barn on 3906 Warder Rd., San Antonio
*    Dade City Police Station, 38042 Pasco Ave., Dade City
*    Fire Station #25, 34335 Chancey Rd., Zephyrhills
*    Zephyrhills Fire Department 6907 Dairy Rd., Zephyrhills

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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