Mandatory evacuations issued for parts of Pasco County

11:42 AM, Jun 26, 2012   |    comments
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Port Richey, Florida -- Pasco County has issued a mandatory evacuation order due to excessive flooding for parts of the county.

Pasco County Sheriff's deputies, along with Emergency Services personnel, will be going door-to-door to provide a safe exit for residents to an emergency staging area at the Walmart at SR 54 and Little Road.

The evacuation order affects the communities just north of Trouble Creek Road, south to SR/Old 54, west to Rowan Road and continuing east to Sawgrass Blvd/Whitetail Lane in New Port Richey.

The order has also been extended for communities at risk for flooding between Anclote and Pithlachascotee rivers.

The boundaries are as follows:

  • The western boundary of the evacuation area is the Anclote River/Thys Rd.
  • The eastern boundary of the evacuation is Little Rd.
  • The northern boundary is Plathe Rd.
  • The southern boundary begins on Perrine Ranch Road and runs east to the intersection of Perrine Ranch Road, turns north on Seven Springs Boulevard, then runs east along Mitchell Ranch Road and continues east on S.R. 54 to the intersection of S.R. 54 and Little Rd.
  • The evacuation order also includes other locations ordered evacuated by local authorities due to conditions posing a threat to life, health or safety.

Storm shelters have been set up at the following locations:

  • Mike Fasano Hurricane Shelter located at 11611 Denton Ave, Hudson (pet-friendly shelter)
  • Chasco Elementary School located at 7906 Ridge Rd, Port Richey

Public transit buses will be available to take residents from the staging to the shelters.

In addition sand and sandbags are available at:

  • West Pasco Government Center, 7536 State St., New Port Richey
  • 7918 Rhodes Road, Hudson, Fire Station #10
  • 2952 Seven Springs Road, New Port Richey, Fire Station #17
  • Mitchell Field (Park) located at 4711 Little Road

For more information, citizens can call the Resident Information Line at 727-847-8137. For emergencies, call 911.

While the law enforcement officers in the neighborhood will have the legal authority to compel people to leave, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco tells 10 News officers don't plan to remove people who are thinking clearly and in no immediate danger.

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