Pasco Urges Residents to Prepare for Bad Weather
Tropical Depression 9 is forecast to make landfall north of Pasco County on Thursday (Sept. 1).
PASCO COUNTY – This county’s Office of Emergency Management urges residents to be prepared for the possibility of severe weather as Tropical Depression 9 heads toward Florida through the Gulf of Mexico.
It’s possible the system could bring heavy rain and potential flooding as current forecast projections call for the storm to make landfall north of Pasco County in the Cedar Key area midday Thursday (Sept. 1), with heavy rain and high winds in the Pasco County area expected Wednesday into Thursday.
All Pasco County residents should start preparing for what could potentially be a heavy rain/high wind event:
- Have a plan for you and family members. (Accommodations, child/elder/pet care, etc.)
- Secure loose items around your home and yard. (Lawn chairs, umbrellas, trash cans, etc.)
- Stockpile disaster supplies including food, water, medications, batteries, flashlights, etc.
The Pasco County Office of Emergency Management also encourages all Pasco County residents to review the Pasco County Disaster Planning Guide.
The Pasco County customer service line is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The number is (727) 847-2411 with any questions or concerns.
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