Pasco County Monitoring Tropical Depression, Sandbags Available

August 20, 2020

By: Staff Report

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. –

Pasco County’s Department of Emergency Management is closely monitoring Tropical Depression Thirteen and is reminding you to prepare now for the possibility of storm surge, heavy rain and flooding beginning early next week.

Pasco County has three, self-serve sandbag stations open 24 hours to help protect your property from potential flooding. Sand and bags are provided; please bring your own shovel:

• Pasco County Public Works (C-Barn): 30908 Warder Road, San Antonio

• Magnolia Valley Golf Course Clubhouse: 7223 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey

• Pasco Fire Rescue Station 17: 2951 Seven Springs Blvd., New Port Richey

To watch a Pasco County video explaining how to properly fill and place sandbags, please click here: bit.ly/PascoSandbags.

To reduce the amount of water accumulating in flood-prone areas from recent rains, Pasco County Public Works is deploying pumps throughout the county ahead of this potential tropical weather. If you live in a low-lying area, monitor the storm’s path closely and consider evacuating, if necessary, and avoid all floodwaters.

Now is the time to double-check your Disaster Kit, and make sure you know your evacuation zone, which you can find in the Pasco County Disaster Preparedness Guide: bit.ly/EMDisasterGuide.

Download the MyPasco App and sign up for Alert Pasco to receive important Pasco County updates. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Pasco County Customer Service at 727.847.2411.

We wil be updating on develpments with this storm here on Tampafp.com

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