Emergency shelter opens in Brooksville due to flooding

8:00 PM, Aug 22, 2013   |    comments
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Brooksville, Florida - Afternoon storms packed a wallop in Hernando County.

Several roads are flooded or damaged, and the sheriff's office asks residents to stay home unless travel absolutely necessary.

An emergency shelter has been activated at the United Methodist Church at 109 South Broad Street for those in need.

Emergency managers are reporting flooding along U.S. 41 south of Brooksville, and along low lying roads. As of 7:45 p.m. Thursday, rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches were reported in the area with an additional 1 to 2 inches possible over the next few hours, according to NWS.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning until later 9:30 p.m. for urban areas and small streams.

The following roads are closed or partially impassible:

-Fort Dade Av/Cobb Rd.
-Cortez Blvd/Cedar Ln
-Mitchell Rd (in the area of 7483)
-Candlelight Bv/Cortez Bv
-Moonlight Ln/Candlelight Bv
-Broad St/Oliver St
-Broad St/VFW Rd
-Wiscon Rd at Wal-Mart
-Wiscon Rd/Horselake Rd
-Barnett Rd (the entire road)
-Lowes on 41 (parking lot)
-Twigg St (in area of 852)
-Greenbriar Villa Circle (entire road)
-Cortez Bv/Buckhope Rd
-Campers Holiday (entire development)
-Estates Av/Fort Dade Av
-Mylander Way/HCSO
-Braewood Mobile Home Park (entire development)
-Wiscon Rd/Broad St
-Cortez Bv/Barclay Av
-Citrus Way/Fort Dade
-Commercial Way/St Andrews Bv (entrance to the Heather)
-Mitchell Rd (entire road)

The sheriff's office asks if you do have to travel this evening, do not drive through flooded roadways, and watch for wires and tree limbs that have fallen.

Hernando County Sheriff's Office