Hernando under Tropical Storm Watch
Hernando County officials have declared a state of emergency because of the possible effects from Hurricane Matthew. County offices will close at noon today (Oct. 6) and remain closed Friday (Oct. 7).
HERNANDO COUNTY – Officials from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office emergency management team are alerting residents that the county has been placed under a tropical storm watch.
As a result, a local state of emergency has been declared for Hernando County, effective at 5:30 p.m. Monday (Oct. 5).
According to the National Hurricane Center, the path of Hurricane Matthew has shifted west. On Friday (Oct. 7), impacts to Hernando County may include:
- * Maximum potential sustained winds of 40 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph.
* Rainfall (expected to be less than one inch).
* Because of offshore flow, no storm surge is forecast.
* Residents should prepare for tropical storm force winds. Any items outdoors that could be hazardous, should be brought indoors.
* Expect power outages and plan accordingly.
This information is based on the current storm track and is subject to change.
Please stay tuned to your favorite news or weather channel for up-to-date information. Updates will be posted to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office social media platforms, but may not be as up-to-date as live newscasts.
- *Hernando County Government Offices will close at noon today (Oct. 6) and remain closed through Friday (Oct. 7).
- *The Hernando County landfill will be open normal hours today but will be closed Friday. No garbage will be picked up Friday.
- *School closings and shelter openings will be determined and announced today.
- *The emergency operations center will go to a partial activation at 8 p.m. today.
For information about Hernando County, go to co.hernando.fl.us.
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