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:

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.

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Irma Preparedness

Governor's Press Office

WINTER PARK, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Hurricane Irma from the State Emergency Operations Center. The Governor is continuing to travel the state today to meet with local officials, ensure communities have all the resources they may need, and to encourage families and visitors to be fully prepared.

Hurricane Irma Suncoast Credit Union Branch Closures

Suncoast Credit Union

Due to the effects of Hurricane Irma and the safety of our employees, ALL Suncoast Credit Union branches and the Members Care Center will be closed at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 8th through Monday, September 11, 2017. We will reopen on Tuesday, weather permitting; however, this may change based upon the storm’s progression and emergency management recommendations.

If you need to use a non-Suncoast ATM, the Suncoast Foreign Transaction Fee will be waived until further notice.

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