PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – The Pasco Board of County Commissioners is expected to issue a Local State of Emergency on November 9, 2022, for Pasco County ahead of Tropical Storm Nicole.
This 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 our community.
Pasco County Emergency Management is closely monitoring the storm and is encouraging you to be prepared for the possibility of strong winds and heavy rain in the next few days, especially in the eastern part of Pasco County, as the system makes its way across Florida.
- Secure loose items around your home & yard: lawn chairs, umbrellas, trash cans, etc.
Pasco County has two sandbag stations to help protect your property from potential flooding:
– Magnolia Valley Golf Course: 7223 Massachusetts Avenue, New Port Richey
– Pasco County Public Works (C-Barn): 30908 Warder Road, San Antonio
Sandbag sites are self-serve and open 24/7 to Pasco County residents. Sandbags are provided, but you must bring your own shovels to fill the bags. Crews will restock sand daily.
Dade City is also providing sand and bags through Wednesday, November 9 at noon:
– Former Dade City Police Department building, 38042 Pasco Avenue, Dade City
Pasco County is not issuing any evacuation orders or opening shelters at this time; however, if you live in a home susceptible to high winds and would like to leave, please consider staying with family, and friends, or at a local hotel.