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Pasco County Issues State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Ian

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on September 26, 2022

The Pasco Board of County Commissioners has issued a Local State of Emergency for Pasco County ahead of Hurricane Ian.  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 is expecting hurricane and storm surge conditions.  We urge you to seriously consider evacuating your home if you live in coastal or low-lying areas prone to flooding; we expect to issue evacuation orders and shelter locations later today.  If you choose not to evacuate, you should prepare your family, home and property for the possibility of hurricane force winds, storm surge, heavy rain, tornadoes and power outages through the end of the week.

Self-serve Sandbag Locations Open

As a reminder, Pasco has opened six self-serve sandbag locations:

Pasco County Issues State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Ian

Pasco County’s Customer Service Center will be open until 8 p.m. Monday and will open 24 hours beginning Tuesday at 7 a.m.  Please call 727.847.2411 or chat with us online at  Call 911 if you need emergency assistance.

The Pasco County Emergency Operations Center is operating at a Level One Activation status, and Pasco County Emergency Management is monitoring conditions and responding, as necessary, to any issues that arise.

Pasco County is posting updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages and our website:



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