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By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on August 28, 2023

The Pasco Board of County Commissioners has issued a Local State of Emergency for Pasco County ahead of Tropical Storm Idalia.  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 storm surge, strong winds, and localized flooding in the next few days as the system makes its way toward Florida.

  • Secure loose items around your home & yard: lawn chairs, umbrellas, trash cans, etc.
  • Sign up for Alert Pasco & download the MyPasco App for county updates
  • Monitor our website and our social media platforms for county updates

Local State of Emergency Declared. Sandbag Sites Open in Pasco County

Pasco County has two sandbag stations to help protect your property from potential flooding:

Sandbag sites are self-serve and open 24/7 to Pasco County residents.  Sand and bags will be restocked between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. – please bring your own shovel.

Dade City is also providing sand and bags:

If you live along the coast, or in a low-lying area susceptible to flooding, you should consider leaving and staying with family, friends, or at a local hotel further inland.

For more information about preparing for disasters, please visit



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