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Kasey Kupcik
Public Information Coordinator
20 N. Main St.
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Brooksville, FL  34601

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The Public Information Office uses a multimedia approach to provide accurate, relevant and timely information to the public about Hernando County events, news, programs and services. If threatening weather situations and other types of public emergencies arise, the Public Information Office works together with the appropriate agencies to ensure that accurate and timely information is provided via our website, social media, Spectrum channel 644 and news media.

EOC Alert #6 - Hurricane Dorian

Status: Partial Activation

Post Date:08/31/2019 10:29 AM

CURRENT SITUATION

Hurricane Dorian is currently located 635 miles southeast of Lakeland, Florida. Dorian is forecast to be a Major Category 4 (or higher) Hurricane with winds over 140 mph as it approaches the east coast of Florida on Sunday and Monday. The forecast track for Dorian has shifted east, decreasing the threat to our area. Residents are encouraged to continue to monitor the storm through Tuesday for potential track changes. Based on the current forecast of the storm, wind gusts of >40 mph are expected to affect Hernando County throughout the day on Tuesday.

Water levels 2 to 3 feet above normal tides may occur between Tuesday night and Wednesday. Rainfall of 2 to 5 inches is forecast across the Florida Peninsula Monday night through Tuesday night. Saturated ground and heavy rain may lead to overland and river flooding Monday through next week. There are no watches or warnings in effect at this time. The Hernando County Emergency Operations Center is partially activated and is continuously monitoring and evaluating the progress of Dorian. More information for Hernando County residents will be released as it becomes available. Residents are reminded to continue to monitor Hernando County Government for latest information and be mindful of any future changes in the storm track.

Earliest reasonable arrival time of tropical-storm-force winds map 8-31-2019 5AM Update

SANDBAG AVAILABILITY 

In preparation for potential heavy rains, a limited supply of sand and sandbags will be available today, Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations. Sandbag sites are self-serve only, please bring your own shovel. Limit 15 sandbags per vehicle.

Anderson Snow Park (Sand for public use available ONLY in rear of park. NOT front parking area) 
1360 Anderson Snow Road
Spring Hill, FL 34609

Linda Pedersen Park
6300 Shoal Line Boulevard
Spring Hill, FL 34607

Ridge Manor Community Center
34240 Cortez Boulevard
Ridge Manor, FL 33523

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS

  • Register to receive weather alerts at www.AlertHernando.org
  • Residents should review emergency plans and refresh emergency supply kits. For more information, visit www.HernandoCounty.us/EM
  • Residents living in low lying, flood prone areas are urged to closely monitor and take precautions as needed to protect life and property. Be prepared to evacuate to higher ground if necessary.
  • Do not drive through standing water. Turn around, don’t drown.
  • Mariners should note the potential for hazardous boating conditions in the Gulf of Mexico next week and monitor alerts from the National Weather Service.
  • Monitor river gauges at http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=tbw
  • Monitor National Hurricane Center at www.nhc.noaa.gov
  • Monitor National Weather Service at www.Weather.gov/TBW
  • Monitor the Hernando County Government Facebook @HernandoCoGov and www.HernandoCounty.us/EM for latest information.

PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTER (PIC): (352) 754-4083, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. or (352) 754-4111 (Recorded)

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