Hernando Co: 300 power trucks on way, coastal residents can go home

Flooding on Aripeka Road in Hernando County.

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) — Hernando County officials are keeping residents updated about conditions.

They said the waste water plant is operating at 100 percent. There are still 55,000 without power. Three-hundred power trucks are on their way to Hernando County.  Public buildings remained closed.

  • Boil water notice still in effect til at least the weekend
  • Coastal residents can return home. Surge risk is over.
  • Sheriff warns about contractor fraud
  • Lots of intersections without working traffic signals. Treat as a 4-way stop.
  • 300 power trucks on the way to Hernando
  • Do not use generator in house or near open doors and windows
  • Nature coast tech and challenger K-8 (special needs)  still active shelters.
  • Schools still closed til next Monday.

They are warning some residents about flooding.

A “Code Red” phone message was sent to eastern residents to warn them about flooding along the Withlacoochee River.

The Withlacoochee River at Trilby reached minor flood stage and is currently at 13.2 feet. It’s expected to reach moderate flood state at 14.2 feet on Friday night.

The Withlacoochee River at Croom has reached action stage and is currently at 8.29 feet. The river is expected to reach minor flood stage of 9 feet by Tuesday morning and reach moderate flood stage of 10.8 feet by Saturday.

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