Water still rising at some flooded Pasco homes

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Pasco County damage assessment teams are going back into flooded communities on Tuesday to check on homes impacted by Hurricane Hermine.

A spokesman for Pasco County says homes in the Bass Lake area continue to report rising water, days after the storm.

So far, more than 322 homes have reported storm-related issues. Damage assessment teams have toured approximately 60 percent of the areas in Western Pasco County affected by the hurricane.

Nine homes in Pasco County were destroyed by the storm. Nearly 200 homes have some damage and nearly 300 homes have major damage.

More than 350 Pasco County Government employees and volunteers turned out on Monday to help in the EOC effort. Pasco County sent out an advisory Tuesday for residents regarding storm debris.

“Homeowners will have to place all debris materials at the curb or street side for roadside pickup. Residents should be aware and avoid blocking fire hydrants, mailboxes, electrical boxes or any other structures.

Materials should be separated into separate piles in the following categories: Furniture, White Goods (major appliances, domestic appliances, etc)  Construction Materials  Vegetation, To prevent long-term damage, there will be no garbage/debris pickup on flooded roads,” said the county.

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