PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – The Pasco Board of County Commissioners has issued a Local State of Emergency for Pasco County ahead of Hurricane Eta, which allows the County Administrator and Emergency Management Director to waive everyday procedures and do what they feel is necessary to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the community.
The Pasco County Emergency Operations Center is operating at a modified Level One Activation status, and Pasco County Emergency Management is monitoring conditions and responding, as necessary, to any issues that might arise.
Pasco County urges you to be prepared for tropical storm force winds and heavy rain through Thursday morning. If you can, please avoid being out on the roads today after 3 p.m.
Pasco is opening additional sandbag stations to help protect your property from potential flooding. Sand and sandbags are available at the following locations:
- Pasco County Public Works (C-Barn): 30908 Warder Road, San Antonio
- Magnolia Valley Golf Course: 7223 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey
- Pasco Fire Rescue Station 17: 2951 Seven Springs Blvd., New Port Richey
- Veterans Memorial Park: 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson
- Wesley Chapel Park: 7727 Boyette Road, Wesley Chapel
- Land O’ Lakes Recreation Center: 3032 Collier Parkway,Land O’ Lakes
- Pasco County Fire Station #24: 14317 4th Street, Dade City
*Note: Sandbag locations are self-serve and are open 24 hours to Pasco County residents. You should bring a shovel and be prepared to fill your own sandbag.
Pasco County is not issuing any evacuation orders or opening shelters at this time; however, if you are in a low-lying or coastal area and would like to leave, please consider staying with family, friends or at a local hotel further inland.