Hernando County provides residents additional information

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Hurricane Irma
Photo: South Florida Water Management District

MEDIA RELEASE 

September 8, 2017

Hernando County Hurricane preparedness and office closure notices
(Brooksville, FL) 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
3. 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

Virginia Singer
Hernando County Government
Public Information Manager
20 N. Main Street, Room 263
Brooksville, FL 34601
Office (352) 540-6780
Cell (352) 600-2797
VSinger@HernandoCounty.us
www.HernandoCounty.us

Submitted by Lou Newman, Publisher, on September 8th at 4:38 PM

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