Pasco County emergency operations center up and running

Pasco County opened its emergency operations center on Sunday in preparation for the storm.

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — At 8 a.m. Sunday morning, the Pasco County Emergency Operations Center opened up ahead of a tropical storm that is forecasted to hit the area.

The facility was not expected to be fully operational until later this summer, but county officials decided to move up the opening ahead of the storm, set to bring heavy rain to the area.

At its opening on Sunday morning, the EOC was at Level One, which means “all hands on deck” while county crews prepared to field phone calls and help out Pasco County residents.

The County has opened 8 separate sand bag locations for residents and on Saturday, 7,500 sand bags were handed out. County staff also contacted 2,020 special needs residents along the west coast of Pasco in the event that severe weather shelters are opened.

Pasco County put out this list of potential “problem areas” during flooding events:

  • Elfers, Seven Springs, Green Key, Trinity and SR 54, Holiday, 21st Street/Dade City, American Condos/New River area, Tank Lake, Bass Lake/Cranes Root, Magnolia Valley

Pasco residents in need of assistance can call Pasco County Customer Service at 727-847-2411 until 5 p.m. on Sunday or visit pascoemergencymanagement.com for the latest press releases and information.

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