Hernando County prepares for evacuations

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Hernando County prepares for evacuations

by Hernando County Gov.

(Brooksville, FL) The Hernando County Executive Policy Group issued a mandatory evacuation order for coastal zones A and B, and mobile homes countywide. Shelters will open at 2 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017, for residents in these zones. Go to http://hernandocounty.us/em/ documents/maps/8-evacuation- zones-and-routes/file to find the location of your zone.

Coastal flooding, surge and wind are predicted to be the biggest threats from Hurricane Irma.

“Residents should first attempt to find shelter with nearby relatives, friends and neighbors,” Emergency Management Director Cecilia Patella stated. “If that is not an option, citizens may evacuate directly to a shelter.”

The following shelters will open Friday, September 8, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Challenger K-8 School of Sciences and Mathematics

13400 Elgin Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34609, Google map

Designated special needs shelter

D.S. Parrott Middle School

19220 Youth Dr., Brooksville, FL 34601, Google map

Designated pet-friendly shelter

Explorer K-8

10252 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill, 34608, Google map

Hernando High School

700 Bell Ave., Brooksville, 34601, Brooksville, FL 34601, Google map

Nature Coast Technical High School

4057 California St., Spring Hill, FL 34604, Google map

“Residents should first attempt to find shelter with nearby relatives, friends and neighbors,” Emergency Management Director Cecilia Patella stated. “If that is not an option, citizens may evacuate directly to a shelter.”

Tips for shelter residents

Bring identification.

Eat prior to arrival. The first meal will be dinner.

Bring air mattress or sleeping bag, cots will not be provided.

Bring medicines, blanket/sheet, snacks, water and personal hygiene products.

Call the special needs registry at (352) 754-4083 to request transportation

Make every effort to carpool due to limited parking at schools.

Hernando County Government’s Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor and inform our community about the possibility of severe weather as Hurricane Irma impacts Florida. Visit the following web and social media sites for more information.

For the latest local conditions go to www.HernandoCounty.us/em

Sign up to receive weather alerts at www.AlertHernando.org

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