Irma

Disaster team canvasses Hernando County to help with assistance

September 22, 2017 - 10:55

Hernando Co. Gov.

(Brooksville, FL) A Disaster Survivor Assistance Team (DSAT), provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), arrived in Hernando County today. DSAT provides information directly to survivors by canvassing the community door-to-door and at locations where citizens frequent, so that everyone has equal access and understanding of the assistance process. Along with providing information, they also register survivors for FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program and conduct individual case status visits door-to-door.

Prior commitments prevent Ridge Manor Community Center from opening as shelter; Brooksville Enrichment Center still open

September 19, 2017 - 17:22
Photo by Hernando Co. Gov.

The Red Cross and the Hernando County Emergency Management have been attempting to coordinate with the Ridge Manor Community Center to open as a shelter through the weekend, giving residents in the Ridge Manor area a place to take refuge close to their homes as has occurred in past disasters.

NURSING HOMES PLAN `SUMMIT' ON GENERATOR ORDER

September 18, 2017 - 15:10

By JIM SAUNDERS AND TOM URBAN THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 18, 2017......... Calling the deaths of eight seniors last week an “isolated incident,” a nursing-home industry group will hold a meeting Friday to discuss a move by Gov. Rick Scott to require nursing homes to be equipped with generators to power air-conditioning systems when electricity goes out.

Local state of emergency extended for seven days

September 18, 2017 - 10:07

Hernando Co. Gov.

(Brooksville, FL) Hernando County Emergency Management announces that the local state of emergency has been extended for seven days. This decision was made by the executive policy group, comprised of county government leaders, due to the continual flooding that is impacting the residents living near the Withlacoochee River. This extension will also ensure that the emergency operations center and its partners remain in place to support the needs of the community.

Flooding resources for eastern Hernando County

September 17, 2017 - 09:41

(Brooksville, FL) Hernando County Emergency Management remains activated and continues to monitor impacts in our community due to Hurricane Irma. A voluntary evacuation order is in effect for residents living along the Withlacoochee River. The Enrichment Center, located at 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. in Brooksville, has been designated as a host shelter.

Major blueberry grower wiped out by Irma; help them replant

September 14, 2017 - 16:29

(STAFF)

Hurricane Irma downed approximately 100,000 blueberry bushes at Frogmore Fresh Farm, a 125-acre blueberry farm in Pasco County. If these plants are not re-staked and reestablished, they will die, a significant loss for the grower and the Florida blueberry industry. Searching for a solution, Whitney Elmore, UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County director, worked through the UF/IFAS network to recruit volunteers to come to the farm and help save the plants.

Voluntary evacuation order in effect for Withlacoochee River-area residents

September 14, 2017 - 16:00

Hernando Co. Gov.

(Brooksville, FL) Hernando County Emergency Management has issued a voluntary evacuation order for residents living along the Withlacoochee River. One person and a dog have already been rescued due to flooding. The Enrichment Center, located at 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. in Brooksville, is the designated host shelter.

PLEASE DO NOT risk the lives of our first responders. If you are living in a low-lying area and are already seeing flood waters, we urge you to leave the area now.

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