Update Wednesday Sept 13, 6:00 pm: Pasco County “Hurricane Irma” Recovery Operations Continue to Support Citizens in Pasco County.

 Pasco County River Flood Warning: Still in effect for Anclote River, Cypress Creek, & Withlacoochee River.

o Voluntary evacuations surrounding the Anclote River remain in effect.
 Pasco County Government Offices: Government offices will be open regular business hours unless otherwise noted below:
o Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) will return to full service on all bus routes beginning Thursday, September 14, 2017. PCPT will continue to offer free rides through September 14, 2017.
o Pasco County Animal Services normal operations have resumed.
o Pasco County Elderly Nutrition: Partial Re-Opening of Pasco County Senior Centers as the area continues recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The following Senior Centers and/or delivery locations will open at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday September 14, 2017:
 Dade City Senior Center
 Galen Wilson Senior Center
 Shady Hills Senior Center
o The following Senior Centers remain closed at this time as their facilities remain without power:
 Land O' Lakes Senior Center
 Southgate Senior Center
 Zephyrhills Senior Center St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church
o All seniors with questions are requested to contact your local area Senior Center or our main offices at 727.834.3340.
o Pasco County continues to work delivering the most up-to-date information to its residents. Watch the full media briefing here: http://ow.ly/DUrI30f86bl
Division of Emergency Management
Pasco Emergency Operations Center
Public Information Office
8744 Government Drive, Building A
Phone: 727.847.2411
pio@pascocountyfl.net
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2017
5:30 p.m.
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 Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources: The following parks will be closed until further notice:
o Anclote River Park
o Crews Lake Park
o Eagle Point Park
o Elsie Logan Memorial Park
o J Ben Harrill Recreation Complex
o JB Starkey Wilderness Park
o Key Vista Nature Park
o Pasco Palms Preserve
o Robert K. Rees Park
o Upper Pithlachascotee River Preserve
o WH Jack Mitchell Park
 Pasco County Government: As staff continues to work with Hurricane Irma recovery, some public hearings, meetings, and workshops are being continued or cancelled. For a full listing please view: http://bit.ly/2wnjB1p
o Pasco County Building Construction Services: Open to the public Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
o Courts in the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pasco and Pinellas):
 Courts are scheduled to reopen Thursday, September 14, 2017.
 The Pasco Clerk & Comptroller’s Office resumed full operations on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
 Pasco County School District: Pasco School District is expected to resume normal operations on Monday, September 18, 2017. For more information, visit: www.pasco.k12.fl.us
 Pasco-Hernando State College: Expected to reopen all campuses on Monday, September 18, 2017. Administrators, faculty, and staff should report to work on Friday, September 15, 2017. Anyone experiencing difficulties returning to work or class should contact their supervisors or instructors.
 Precautionary Boil Water Notices:
o Crystal Springs (Zephyrhills) – due to a generator being down.
o Linda Lakes (Lutz)
o Angus Valley, Wesley Chapel
o Pasadena Shores, Dade City
o Forest Hills, Holiday
 Jasmine Lakes Water Plant: Currently without power and running on a generator. The remote wells are and have been without power. There is a possibility the storage tanks may run out of water prior to power being restored.
 To stay up to date on the latest weather warnings, visit the National Weather Service and download the MyPasco App for alerts.
 Citizens or businesses who need help or have questions can call the Pasco County Customer Service line at 727.847.2411. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
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 For the latest storm updates more information is available at: www.pascocountyfl.net, and by downloading the MyPasco App which is available for download here:
http://fl-pascocounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=2248.
 What to do with debris? Pasco County Utilities, Solid Waste, and Resource Recovery Department, will begin debris removal starting the week of Monday, September 18, 2017. Residential fees for Hurricane Irma related debris are waived, and residents can bring debris to the East Pasco Transfer Station at 9626 Handcart Road, Dade City or the Resource Recovery Facility at 14606 Hays Rd., Spring Hill. The East Pasco Transfer Station can only accept yard debris no larger than 3 inches in diameter and 3 feet in length. All debris that is larger can be taken to the landfill located at 14606 Hays Road. For full details on how to prepare for debris removal please view: http://bit.ly/2fg88e3
 What to do with sandbags? Sandbag stations are now open and will be open daily from 8 a.m. until midnight to help residents protect their property from potential flooding in river communities throughout the county. Locations to pick-up, donation, and disposal of sandbags no longer needed, visit: http://bit.ly/2xieOlM
Citizens are encouraged to use social media to post flooding or other storm-related photos and information using the following hashtags: #pascocounty #irma #pascostorm

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