(Brooksville, FL) Sept 5, 2017- Hernando County Emergency Management continues to monitor Hurricane Irma. Government leaders are assessing current and forecasted conditions to determine the need for additional emergency protective measures. PROCLAMATION NO. 2017-01, Declaration of State of Local Emergency, has been enacted by the Hernando County Executive Policy Group. This will enable Hernando County to make effective preparation in discharging emergency responsibilities for the management of several conditions of possible disaster and promote rapid recovery from the effects thereof.
• Sand and sandbags will be available beginning Wednesday, September 6 from 8 a.m. until sundown and will be available until further notice. Four self-serve sandbag distribution sites will be open at the following locations, Bring your own shovel:
1. Hernando County Department of Public Works, 1525 East Jefferson Street, Brooksville, FL 34601
2. Hernando County Fire Rescue Station 1, 1479 Parker Avenue, Spring Hill, FL 34606
3. Hernando Beach Water Tower, 4500 Shoal Line Boulevard, Hernando Beach, FL 34607
4. Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd Dade City, FL 33523
• Pine Island Park, located at 10840 Pine Island Drive near Bayport, will be closed on Thursday, September 7 until further notice due to potential flooding.
• Residents should closely monitor the progress of this system through local media outlets.
• Update and review family emergency plans and preparations.
• Check emergency supply kits.
Stay tuned as more information becomes available. Go to the Emergency Operations Center website at http://www.hernandocounty.us/em/ for all storm-related notices.