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Kasey Kupcik
Public Information Coordinator
20 N. Main St.
Room 263
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 #8 - Hurricane Dorian

Status: Monitoring

Post Date:09/01/2019 3:08 PM

CURRENT SITUATION

Hurricane Dorian is now an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm, currently moving west through the Bahamas with sustained winds of 185 mph. There is still uncertainty in the exact location of the expected northward turn, but the forecast brings the center slightly closer to the east coast of Florida. Portions of the east coast of Florida are now under a hurricane watch.

It is important for residents to continue to watch future forecasts as additional shifts in the track are possible. However, the probabilities of significant impacts to the counties of west central and southwest Florida remain low. Wind gusts of 39 to 57 mph are possible in the eastern part of Hernando County on Tuesday. Also, expect above normal tides of 1 to 2 feet Tuesday night through Thursday.

As there have been no significant changes to the forecasted impacts for our area the Emergency Operations Center continues to operate at a Level 3 - Monitoring. Hernando County Emergency Management will continue to actively monitor the situation.

EOC ALERT 8 - Hurricane Dorian - 5 day cone update 9-1-2019 2PM

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS

  • Residents should continue to monitor the forecast for Dorian for any possible changes in track.
  • Review emergency plans and refresh emergency supply kits. For more information, visit http://www.HernandoCounty.us/EM
  • 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

PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTER (PIC): (352) 754-4083 or (352) 754-4111 (Recorded)

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