TAMPA BAY, Fla. — Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a State of Emergency in 35 Florida counties ahead of Hurricane Michael.
Individual counties are also beginning to declare Local State of Emergencies ahead of the storm.
Citrus County is under a Local State of Emergency. The declaration signed by the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners for the immediate evacuation for the following:
- Affected Evacuation Areas: Zone A, and mobile homes, RVs, manufactured housing countywide.
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Hernando County is under a Local State of Emergency.
- Affected Evacuation Areas: Voluntary evacuation order for coastal zone levels A and B for Tuesday beginning at 8 a.m.
Governor Scott says he is temporarily suspending tolls to make it easier for people to evacuate.
Hillsborough County is under a Local State of Emergency, in an abundance of caution.
- No evacuations ordered at this time.
The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners has issued a Local State of Emergency for Pasco County ahead of Hurricane Michael.
Pasco County is recommending voluntary evacuations for certain residents of Pasco County.
- Affected Evacuation Areas: Voluntary evacuation order for anyone living west of U.S. 19 in areas vulnerable to potential storm surge | Special Needs Residents living west of U.S. 19 | Anyone in low-lying areas along rivers or inland areas that have experienced flooding in the past | Anyone living in a building that has experienced flooding following heavy rain events