Withlacoochee River anticipated flood levels

Hernando County Emergency Management sent a Code Red phone recording to warn eastern county residents of flooding along the Withlachoochee River. Residents should have supplies ready and be prepared to evacuate.

The Withlacoochee River at Trilby has reached minor flood stage and is currently at 13.2 feet. The river is expected to reach moderate flood stage at 14.2 feet Friday night, September 15.

Impacts at Trilby:

• 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. The Withlacoochee River canoe rental is flooded.

• 12 feet: Flooding begins at Lacoochee, Talisman Estates, Riverdale and River Height Estates.

The Withlacoochee River at Croom has reached action stage and is currently at 8.29 feet.  The river is expected to reach minor flood stage of 9 feet Tuesday morning, September 12 and reach moderate flood stage of 10.8 feet on Saturday, September 16.

Impacts at Croom:

• 12 feet: Flooding begins to impact Nobleton.

• 9 feet: Farms and pastureland flood.

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.HernandCounty.us/em