National Weather Service issues flood warning for Pasco | News
New Port Richey, Florida -- The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flood Warning for Pasco County near the Anclote River at Elfers and Cypress Creek at Worthington Gardens in Zephyrhills.
According to the NWS, the Anclote flood stage will rise above the minor stage level of 20 feet this evening. The NWS says the river at Cypress Creek at Worthington Gardens will rise two feet (10.1) above the minor flood stage level through Friday.
The County’s Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at 4444 Grand Avenue (Corner of Grand and Trouble Creek Road), New Port Richey is open to assist residents. It’s open Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6:00 p.m. In addition, the Resident Information Center (RIC) is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The following questions are frequently asked through the RIC’s information line at (727) 847-8959:
- Where can I go to get sandbags? Sand and bags are available at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Center (3032 Collier Pkwy), Warder Road Public Works Facility (30906 Warder Rd., San Antonio, open 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) and the Public Works Administration building (7536 State St., New Port Richey). The facility is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please bring a shovel.
- If I have damage from the recent afternoon thunderstorms can I apply for Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) aid? Yes, according to FEMA you may be eligible for assistance. Please register with FEMA at (800) 621-FEMA (3362).
- Is there public transportation to the DRC? Yes, Pasco County Public Transportation Route 18 on Grand Boulevard has a bus stop and it’s located approximately 250 feet from the DRC.
Citizens are encouraged to follow the updated services online at www.pascocountyfl.net. On the site residents can register their damages and receive more information on storm debris collection. In addition, follow updates on Pasco County TV, Brighthouse 622 or Verizon 42, and like us on Facebook at Bringing Opportunities Home.