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 distribution site is available at the East Hernando Branch Library located at 6457 Windmere Road, Brooksville, FL 34602 (off I-75 near Ridge Manor). It will be open today until sun down and Sunday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office has arranged for inmates to help fill bags.
Previously used sandbags that have NOT been contaminated by flood waters may be donated to the distribution site while it is open today and tomorrow only.
PLEASE DO NOT risk the lives of our first responders. If you are living in a low-lying area and are seeing flood waters, we urge you to leave the area now.
Withlacoochee River at Trilby:
Currently observed at moderate flood stage with a value of 16.34 feet, just shy of major flood stage. It is forecasted to reach 17.6 feet next week.
Impacts at Trilby:
- 15.6 feet: Water is 2 to 3 feet over the bridge at Clay Sink Road and State Road 575
- 15.3 feet: Riverdale trailers are flooded
- 14.2 feet: River Road east of the river is flooded. One campsite at the park is flooded. Peterson Park is flooded and closed. One home on Cercelia Road is isolated. The Florida Campland is flooded. Wood River Court homes are isolated. And the Withlacoochee River canoe rental is flooded
- 12 feet: Flooding begins at Lacoochee, Talisman Estates, Riverdale, and River Height Estates
Withlacoochee River at Croom:
Currently observed at minor flood stage with a value of 10.13. It is forecasted to reach moderate flood stage, 10.8 feet, on Monday, September 18, 2017, and may rise further later in the week.
Impacts at Croom:
- 12 feet: Flooding begins to impact Nobleton
- 9 feet: Farms and pastureland flood
Go to www.weather.gov/serfc/ for more information.
Hernando County Government’s Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor and inform our community about storm impacts. Visit the following web and social media sites for more information.
- For the latest local conditions and a complete list of news alerts go to www.HernandoCounty.us/em
- Report road closures by calling (352) 754-4083 or go to hernandocounty.us/em/road-closures for a complete list
- Sign up to receive weather alerts at www.AlertHernando.org
- Follow us on Facebook @HernandoCoGov
- Follow us on Twitter @HernandoCoGov
- Help us track damage from Hurricane Irma by using #HernandoRecovers