Hurricane Irma: Pasco Co. damage

Source: Pasco County Sheriff's Office

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Pasco County is reporting damage throughout the county as we start to feel the effects from Hurricane Irma.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is assessing damage in Zephyhrills and the following roads are obstructed:

  • Pretty Pond/20th Street – 2 trees down
  • 20th Street – tree branch down in the power line just south of the road
  • Paul Buchman/Jerry Road – 2 trees down
  • Wire Road/Belrose Road – 1 tree down
  • Calliope Lane/Fort King – partial tree in the northbound lane
  • Coats/SR 54 – flooding
  • Dean Dairy Road/SR 54 – flooding

No storm-related injuries were reported and the shelters will remain open until further notice, Pasco officials said at a press conference Monday morning.

The sheriff’s office says the Anclote River is flooding by a bridge on Celtic Drive in New Port Richey and the rising waters remain a concern for residents along the river. They initially warned of a catastrophic flooding event, and officials predict the floods following Irma won’t be as bad as thought, but they said waters will be within a foot of that flooding event. It’s still serious and officials said residents should know there will be flooding and they need to leave. Officials are more than willing to help get residents to shelter. Anclote residents should call 727-847-2411 if they need assistance and let the other end know you need to be evacuated for purposes of river flooding.  

Source: Pasco County Sheriff’s Office

In Land O’ Lakes, Hale Road was blocked near Land O’ Lakes Boulevard due to a falling tree.

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