Category Archives: Nature Coast Communities

Small towns, cities and unincorporated communities make up Florida’s Nature Coast. Each has unique characteristics and charm, but all have friendly residents and historic roots to enchant and entertain. Certainly, Florida’s Nature Coast is richer for each of its communities, known to band together when tragedies arise.

Hurricane Irma Debris Removal begins Sept. 18 – Hernando

Hernando County Emergency Management has coordinated with the Solid Waste Department to begin collecting debris caused from Hurricane Irma. Debris removal pick-ups will start on Monday September 18th, 2017. There will be two sweeps performed throughout the County which could take a few weeks to complete. Residents must separate vegetative debris (tree limbs, brush, etc) … Continue reading Hurricane Irma Debris Removal begins Sept. 18 – Hernando

Restored Hope Distributing Food & Water

Restored Hope will be distributing non perishable food and water donated from Pasco County at 13703 17th St, in Dade City. Sat/Sun 9am-12 noon Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am-2pm Tuesday/Friday 9am-12 noon Please share with everyone in the East Pasco area Metro Ministry is serving West Pasco God bless us all and this great country!

Museum Day Live Saturday Sept. 23

Museum Day Live is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which participating Museums across the the country open their doors to anyone presenting a MUSEUM DAY LIVE TICKET! To receive your free Museum Day Live Ticket for TWO people only, please register for an account at: www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017/ticket Once registered, you can request a … Continue reading Museum Day Live Saturday Sept. 23

Flooding resources for eastern Hernando County

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. A sand and sandbag … Continue reading Flooding resources for eastern Hernando County

Citrus County Landfill Open extended hours Sept. 16

The Citrus County landfill has extended hours Saturday, September 16 for the general public from 8:00am to 4:30 pm. This is to accommodate storm debris collection for Citrus County citizens impacted by Hurricane Irma. For more information on Citrus County visit our website, http://www.citrusbocc.com/pubworks/swm/solid-waste.htm

Hernando County Landfill Storm Debris Removal Info

Hernando County Emergency Management has coordinated with the Solid Waste Department to begin collecting debris caused from Hurricane Irma. Debris removal pick-ups will start on Monday, September 18, 2017. There will be two sweeps performed throughout the County which could take a few weeks to complete. Residents must separate vegetative debris (tree limbs, brush, etc.) … Continue reading Hernando County Landfill Storm Debris Removal Info

Pasco County Emergency Information – Post Irma Update

Here are the latest updates from Pasco County Pasco County “Hurricane Irma” recovery operations continue to support citizens in Pasco County. NEW Information: (As of 5:00 p.m., September 14, 2017) Individual and Household Assistance Available: After working closely with FEMA, Rep. Gus Bilirakis announced that Pasco County has been added to the list of counties … Continue reading Pasco County Emergency Information – Post Irma Update

Experiencing Hurricane Irma

We chose to “ride out” hurricane Irma in our block home in the woods of eastern Hernando County because: we have several pets: 2 dogs, 2 cats and one horse the horrible traffic jams on the freeway scared us our home made it through 2004’s three hurricanes I refuse to buy into the “hype” of … Continue reading Experiencing Hurricane Irma

Voluntary Evacuation Order in effect for Withlacoochee River Area Residents

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. You can watch the video of the Hernando County … Continue reading Voluntary Evacuation Order in effect for Withlacoochee River Area Residents

Update on Inverness City Services Post Hurricane Irma

The city’s priority this week is to ensure essential services are up and running as soon as possible Following the storm, the city’s priority this week is to ensure essential services are up and running as soon as possible. The city staff has worked throughout the storm to safeguard continuity of essential services to inlcude … Continue reading Update on Inverness City Services Post Hurricane Irma

Sandbag Stations Open for Pick-up and Drop-off

Residents encouraged to properly dispose of used sandbags Pasco County Government is opening an east- and west-side sandbag station to help residents protect their property from potential flooding in river communities throughout Pasco County.  The county is also opening two sandbag disposal sites for residents to properly dispose of used sandbags. The following sandbag-filling sites … Continue reading Sandbag Stations Open for Pick-up and Drop-off

Use MyPasco App to Report Hurricane Irma Damages

~Residents encouraged to report damages using the MyPasco App~~ Pasco County has launched a new way to report damages directly to assessment teams using the MyPasco App. Pasco County strongly encourages residents and business owners who have been impacted by the recent storm to report damages to their homes, properties and businesses by opening the … Continue reading Use MyPasco App to Report Hurricane Irma Damages

Coastal residents still at risk for storm surge

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. … Continue reading Coastal residents still at risk for storm surge

Rainbow over Hernando Emergency Operations

Good morning Hernando County! It is nice to wake up to this beautiful rainbow to remind us of how fortunate we are. We know many of you are still without power, under a boil water notice or facing other challenges due to #Irma, but we sure are thankful our area was spared the worst of … Continue reading Rainbow over Hernando Emergency Operations

Residential Fees Waived for Hurricane Irma Related Debris

Pasco County Solid Waste will resume normal operations as of September 11, 2017. Any residents with disaster debris related to Hurricane Irma may bring it to one of the following locations and fees will be waived: East Pasco Transfer Station at 9626 Handcart Road, Dade City and the Resource Recovery Facility at 14606 Hays Rd., … Continue reading Residential Fees Waived for Hurricane Irma Related Debris

Withlacoochee River anticipated flood levels

Hernando County Emergency Management sent a Code Red phone recording to warn eastern county residents of flooding along the Withlachoochee River. Residents should have supplies ready and be prepared to evacuate. The Withlacoochee River at Trilby has reached minor flood stage and is currently at 13.2 feet. The river is expected to reach moderate flood … Continue reading Withlacoochee River anticipated flood levels

Hernando County EMS Update

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 … Continue reading Hernando County EMS Update

National Weather Service puts Nature Coast under Hurricane Warning

The National Weather Service issued a hurricane warning at 5:58 a.m. today, Saturday, September 9, from Bonita Beach north to the Suwanee River, including Pasco County. A hurricane warning means that sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher associated with a hurricane are expected within 36 hours. Residents should be aware of the … Continue reading National Weather Service puts Nature Coast under Hurricane Warning

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park Closing

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is closing at 5:00 pm Friday, September 8, due to approaching Hurricane Irma and will remain closed until after the storm has passed, and it is deemed safe for our visitors to return. Please call or check floridastateparks.org website for updates. Be safe.

Citrus County BOCC declares local State of Emergency

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners has declared a local state of emergency and a MANDATORY evacuation of all residents west of Hwy 19, 1 and ½ miles east of Hwy 19 excluding Sugarmill Woods, all of the City of Crystal River, all low lying areas throughout the entire county and anyone residing in … Continue reading Citrus County BOCC declares local State of Emergency

Hernando County prepares for Evacuations

The Hernando County Executive Policy Group issued a mandatory evacuation order for coastal zones A and B, and mobile homes countywide. Shelters will open at 2 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017, for residents in these zones. Go to http://hernandocounty.us/em/documents/maps/8-evacuation-zones-and-routes/file to find the location of your zone. Coastal flooding, surge and wind are predicted to be … Continue reading Hernando County prepares for Evacuations

Shops of Wiregrass Closing Sept 9-10 due to Irma

In order to ensure the safety of our employees and guests, The Shops at Wiregrass will be closed after end of business today Friday, all day Saturday, September 9th, and all day Sunday, September 10th due to Hurricane Irma. It is our hope to reopen at 3pm on Monday, September 11th depending on the current … Continue reading Shops of Wiregrass Closing Sept 9-10 due to Irma

Pasco County Updates Evacuation Orders

All special needs and manufactured homes residents should also evacuate Pasco County Government has expanded its order for evacuations, as high winds are expected across the county and potential storm surge may occur along the county’s Gulf coast. A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for those residents living west of U.S. 19 effective at 10:00 … Continue reading Pasco County Updates Evacuation Orders

Hernando County Emergency Management Irma Briefing

Hernando County Emergency Management is currently at a level 3 activation. County offices are actively monitoring Hurricane Irma’s progress. Irma’s trajectory continues to include most of the state. Approximately 80,000 sandbags have been distributed and supplies are running low. Sites will temporarily close to be replenished and distribution will resume the afternoon of Friday, September … Continue reading Hernando County Emergency Management Irma Briefing

Pasco County Issues Local State of Emergency

Hurricane Irma expected to bring high wind; heavy rain The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners has issued a Local State of Emergency for Pasco County. The declaration allows the County Administrator and Assistant County Administrator for Public Safety to waive everyday procedures and do what they feel is necessary to ensure the health, safety … Continue reading Pasco County Issues Local State of Emergency

Sandbag Limits in Citrus County

***There is a limit of 15 bags per vehicle*** Sandbagging sites will be open Thursday, September 7 and Friday, September 8, from 8:00 am until 6:00 p.m.  Additional times and dates will be announced as needed. The locations are as follows: AREA 1: 4508 S. Grandmarch Ave. Homosassa (Near Grover Cleveland Blvd.) AREA 5: 7490 … Continue reading Sandbag Limits in Citrus County

Pasco Reinstates Curbside Trash Pickup Sept 8-9

The suspension of residential curbside trash and recycling collection services is being lifted, effective immediately. Licensed haulers will pick up trash and recycling on regularly-scheduled routes Friday, September 8, 2017 and Saturday, September 9, 2017. Pasco County is expected to receive tropical storm force winds late Saturday into Sunday, September 10, 2017. Residents are asked … Continue reading Pasco Reinstates Curbside Trash Pickup Sept 8-9

Pasco County Urges Residents to Prepare for High Winds

Residential curbside trash and recycling collection suspended due to Irma Pasco County Government’s Division of Emergency Management wants to remind residents to be prepared for the possibility of severe weather as Hurricane Irma approaches Florida. Regardless of the storm’s track, Pasco County could receive hurricane or tropical storm force winds. With a high wind event, … Continue reading Pasco County Urges Residents to Prepare for High Winds

Taste of Trinity Cancelled for Sept. 9

This event has been cancelled due to impending weather conditions. It will be rescheduled and we will let you know then.

Pasco County Sandbag Locations open 8 a.m. to Midnight

Pasco County Government sandbag stations will be open daily from 8 a.m. until midnight to help residents protect their property from potential flooding ahead of Hurricane Irma. Sandbags are available at the following locations, until further notice:  Mitchell Park, 4825 Little Road, New Port Richey  Fire Station #17, 2951 Seven Springs Blvd, New … Continue reading Pasco County Sandbag Locations open 8 a.m. to Midnight