Hurricane Irma: Hernando Co. damage

Deputies with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office assist firefighters from Hernando County Fire Rescue remove a tree that had fallen in the roadway along Neff Lake Road, near the ARC Nature Coast campus.

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Hernando County Emergency Management is reporting extensive damage and widespread flooding throughout the county.

Crews are working to clear storm debris.

Officials want residents to stay inside their homes because conditions on Hernando roads are very dangerous. Numerous electrical lines are down mixed in with debris, large trees, in water, and crews cannot guarantee they are de-energized.

See a list of closed roads here.

Hernando County Emergency Management’s road closure listings due to flooding, non-functioning traffic lights, down trees and/or electrical lines are available on our website at . Numerous roadways are obstructed and crews are working to clear them as quickly as possible.

Hernando County Public Information Center (352) 754-4083. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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