Wind causes damage in Pasco County

This photo from Pasco County shows trees down in Holiday.

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Officials in Pasco County say high wind caused damage throughout the county overnight.

Emergency services received 15 reports of damage, starting around 1 a.m.

On US Highway 19, powerlines set a small fire in a wooded area, and on Golden Nugget Drive another small fire was set by a blown transformer.

Crews were called to a power pole down and a carport ripped off on Litewood Drive in Hudson.

In New Port Richey, officials say another carport and part of a roof were ripped off on Galleon Court.

Damage to trees and wires down were reported all over the county. Emergency services is urging everyone in the area to be careful when going outside and call 911 about any wires down on the ground.

Pasco Fire also temporarily reduced operations due to safety issues caused by the high winds. Around 3:19 a.m., crews started only responding to life-threatening emergencies. Normal operations resumed less than an hour later.

Emergency officials said some wind gusts had been reported as high as 65 miles per hour.

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