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Evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Michael in Tampa Bay

Posted: 3:58 PM, Oct 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-10 08:56:34-04
Evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Michael

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

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

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

Hillsborough County is under a Local State of Emergency, in an abundance of caution.

  • No evacuations ordered at this time.

PASCO COUNTY

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