The Pasco County Government's Office of Emergency Management has issued a self-evacuation order for Eastern Pasco County.
Anyone who lives in a manufactured home, mobile home or RV is being urged to seek shelter as Hurricane Matthew makes landfall.
The order is in effect for residents who live in eastern Pasco County, east of I-75.
Pasco County could see winds ranging from 40 to 60 mph from Thursday into Friday evening.
Those who choose to evacuate should first consider riding out the storm with family or friends.
If that is not an option, citizens can head to Pasco County's Hurricane Shelter located at Wiregrass Ranch High School.
The shelter will open Thursday at 7 p.m.
If you decide to stay in the shelter, please bring your ID, money, any medicines, and pets.
The Pasco County Customer Service line is open Thursday, October 6 until 9 p.m. and will open again Friday, October 7 at 8 a.m. Please call 727.847.2411 with any questions or concerns.