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 6.

Currently, there are no shelters open. Citizens living in zones A, B or C are encouraged to make plans to shelter with family and friends in the event it is necessary.

o             If this is not an option, look for accommodations at lodging locations, hotels & motels outside of evacuation zones

o             Review emergency kit needs at www.hernandocounty.us/em/hurricane-checklists

o             Know your flood zones and evacuation routes by visiting http://hernandocounty.us/em/documents/maps/8-evacuation-zones-and-routes/file

o             Take preliminary preparations to secure personal property

Alert Hernando and Code Red services will be utilized to notify residents of public safety bulletins. Please go to www.AlertHernando.org to register for public safety bulletins.

Hurricane Irma is a powerful hurricane that will have impacts throughout the state. Citizens are urged to monitor the situation closely. Dangerous coastal and river flooding conditions are expected in our region as the storm approaches and following the storm’s exit. Be Prepared!

Hernando County Emergency Management will meet September 8 to re-access the situation.