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Pasco County Emergency Information – Post Irma Update

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on September 15, 2017

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 that will receive Individual Assistance (IA) from FEMA. Residents can now make claims for individual assistance through FEMA by visiting or by calling 1.800.621.3362.
  • Businesses Affected by Irma: The Florida Bridge Loan has been activated, as well as some federal programs to assist businesses who have experienced losses during Irma. Please visit and click on the icon “Businesses Affected by Hurricane Irma” for more information.
  • SunWest Park: Sunwest Park’s beaches, aqua park, kayaks and paddle board rentals are expected to open Saturday, September 16, 2017. The cable system at SunWest Park is expected to open Monday, September 18, 2017.
  • Recharge Your Devices: For residents still without electricity, the Pasco County Libraries are reminding citizens that most of their libraries are now open. They invite residents to come in and relax, cool off in the AC, use their free WiFi, and charge their portable devices. Please note that the South Holiday branch remains closed until power is restored.
  • Generator Safety: Residents using generators are reminded to use caution when operating them. While generators can make recovery from a storm more comfortable,
  • Pasco County Government: As staff continues to work with Hurricane Irma recovery, some public hearings, meetings, and workshops are being continued or cancelled. For a full listing please view:
  • Pasco County School District: Pasco School District is expected to resume normal operations on Monday, September 18, 2017. For more information, visit:
  • Pasco-Hernando State College: Expected to reopen all campuses on Monday, September 18, 2017. Administrators, faculty, and staff should report to work on Friday, September 15, 2017. Anyone experiencing difficulties returning to work or class should contact their supervisors or instructors.
  • Precautionary Boil Water Notices:
    • Crystal Springs (Zephyrhills) – due to a generator being down.
    • Linda Lakes (Lutz)
    • Angus Valley, Wesley Chapel
    • Pasadena Shores, Dade City
    • Forest Hills, Holiday
  • Jasmine Lakes Water Plant: The water plant is now fully operational.
  • To stay up to date on the latest weather warnings, visit the National Weather Service and download the MyPasco App for alerts which is available for download here:

What to do with debris?

Pasco County Utilities, Solid Waste, and Resource Recovery Department, will begin debris removal starting the week of Monday, September 18, 2017. Residential fees for Hurricane Irma related debris are waived, and residents can bring debris to the East Pasco Transfer Station at 9626 Handcart Road, Dade City or the Resource Recovery Facility at 14606 Hays Rd., Spring Hill. The East Pasco Transfer Station can only accept yard debris no larger than 3 inches in diameter and 3 feet in length. All debris that is larger can be taken to the landfill located at 14606 Hays Road. For full details on how to prepare for debris removal please view:

What to do with sandbags?

Sandbag stations are now open and will be open daily from 8 a.m. until midnight to help residents protect their property from potential flooding in river communities throughout the county. Locations to pick-up and disposal of sandbags no longer needed, visit:

Citizens or businesses who need help or have questions can call the Pasco County Customer Service line at 727.847.2411. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Citizens are encouraged to use social media to post flooding or other storm-related photos and information using the following hashtags: #pascocounty #irma #pascostorm


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