Pasco County reminds residents to avoid flooded areas, one sandbag location remains open

Posted at 4:27 AM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 05:49:13-04

Officials with Pasco County are reminding residents to take precautions with flood waters. Weather conditions may be improving but the leftover water from the few days of rain can be a risk to your family. 

Standing water can become a health risk the longer it sits and becomes contaminated. There could be anything from fecal matter to bacteria and viruses in these water so officials are urging residents to stay away from puddles and flood waters in the area. 

The water is also a magnet for mosquitoes. Citizens are being asked to dump and drain any containers, planters and tires that are still holding excess water. Get more info here

As far as sandbag locations are concerned, most self-serve locations are closing. However, one sandbag location is available to residents at Pasco County Government Center located at 7356 State Street in New Port Richey. 

To report flooding, please call the Pasco County Customer Service line at 727-847-2411, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.