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Pasco County Opening Shelters Friday Sept. 8 at 11 a.m.

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on September 7, 2017

Pasco County is opening hurricane shelters for residents who would like to leave their home ahead of Hurricane Irma. The following shelters will open Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. giving residents a place to ride out the storm:

  • Fivay High School, 12115 Chicago Ave., Hudson
  • River Ridge Middle/High School, 11646 Town Center Rd., New Port Richey
  • Sunlake High School, 3023 Sunlake Blvd., Land O Lakes
  • Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Rd., Wesley Chapel
  • Wiregrass Ranch High School, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel (Pet-friendly)

*Please click here for a list of supplies to bring with your pet:

Citizens should first attempt to find shelter with neighbors, relatives or friends. If that is not an option, citizens can self-evacuate directly to the shelter. Pasco County will provide transportation for residents who need assistance getting to a shelter if they call Pasco County Customer Service at 727.847.2411.

*Note: Please plan to eat a meal before you arrive at the shelter, as lunch will not be served Friday, September 8, 2017. The first meal served to shelter residents will be dinner Friday evening. Shelter residents are encouraged to bring snacks/water for their own use.

Pasco County also provides a shelter program for residents who have special needs. Special needs residents must contact Pasco County Customer Service at 727.847.2411 to register for accommodation at the Fasano Regional Hurricane Shelter, located at 11611 Denton Ave., Hudson.

Visit for updates on Hurricane Irma and for the latest actions Pasco County is taking. Citizens are also encouraged to visit the Pasco County Emergency Management website for more information about preparing for hurricanes or other disasters: