Irma

Coastal residents still at risk for storm surge

Hernando Co. Gov.

(Brooksville, FL) It is premature for coastal residents to return home. For your safety, please do not attempt to enter the area until we have given the all clear. There is still a potential opportunity for storm surge equal to that of Hurricane Hermine during today’s high tide that will occur at 6:53 p.m., causing coastal flooding. Please shelter in place until further notice.

Go to www.hernandocounty.us/em/road-closures for a list of road closures. Call (352) 754-4083 to report road closures.

Hernando County Road Conditions

Hernando Co. Gov.

(Brooksville, FL) Hernando County Emergency Management has crews throughout the entire county reporting EXTENSIVE DAMAGE and VERY DANGEROUS conditions on roadways. We stress the need to have residents remain in their homes and not venture outside. Numerous electrical lines are down mixed in with debris, large trees, in water, and we cannot guarantee they are de-energized. Wide spread flooding is being reported on roadways. Please let our crews work and do not put yourself into a position to become a victim.

FLORIDIANS SHOULD EXPECT DAYS WITHOUT POWER

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 9, 2017......... Widespread and prolonged power outages will become part of life for most Floridians over the next few days as Hurricane Irma has started to make an anticipated northern turn that will result in a destructive run through the state starting Sunday.

The storm is on a more western track than earlier in the week and is expected to bring storm surges of up to 8 feet in Tampa and 15 feet in Southwest Florida.

BOCC meeting rescheduled, court closures, status of shelters

Hernando Co. Gov.

(Brooksville, FL) Hernando County Emergency Management announces the following hurricane updates:

Shelters:
Challenger K-8, 13400 Elgin Blvd., Spring Hill, 34609, is at capacity for general public as of 7 p.m. Sept. 9. They are accepting special needs only.

West Hernando Middle School, 14325 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville, 34613, is open for general population.

Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., Spring Hill, 34604, is open to general population and pet friendly. You must bring a carrier/kennel.

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