Hernando County Hurricane preparedness and office closure notices

The following information is being provided from the Hernando County Emergency Operations Center:

* Approximately 10,000 people living in the evacuation zones A and B are under a mandatory evacuation notice

* First responders will not respond to calls as soon as winds reach 50 mph or if other extreme dangerous conditions exist

* All county parks are closed

* Sandbag distribution sites are open with limited supplies

1. Fire Rescue Station 2, 3445 Bob Hartung Court, Spring Hill, FL 34606

2. Hernando County Department of Public Works, 1525 East Jefferson Street, Brooksville, FL 34601

3. Fire Rescue Station 1, 1479 Parker Avenue, Spring Hill, FL 34606

4. Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Boulevard, Dade City, FL 33523 Monday Office Closures

* All county offices closed Monday Sept. 11, including libraries (late fees are being waived during this time)

* No garbage service Monday. No landfill, recycling or trash pick-up Preparedness

* Remember to fill up bathtubs before power goes out as a means of a water reserve: to drink, flush toilets, etc.

* If you have a pool, use pool water first to flush toilets

* Have flashlight, batteries, and documents on hand

* Back-up computer on external hard drives to secure personal records Safety precautions

* Only run generators outside. Exhaust from generators create carbon monoxide which is lethal

* Do not use charcoal or gas grill under patio covers or inside garages

* Do not use candles for indoor lighting

* Do not run vehicles in the garage to generate power

Shelters

* Five shelters are open

  1. Challenger K-8 School of Sciences and Mathematics

13400 Elgin Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34609

Designated special needs shelter

2. D.S. Parrott Middle School

19220 Youth Dr., Brooksville, FL 34601

Designated pet-friendly shelter

  1. Explorer K-8

10252 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill, 34608

4. Hernando High School

700 Bell Ave., Brooksville, 34601, Brooksville, FL 34601

5. Nature Coast Technical High School

4057 California St., Spring Hill, FL 34604