Update June 26, 12:03 p.m.: Pasco County has extended its evacuation order in the New Port Richey area. It includes communities at risk for flooding between the Anclote and Pithlachascotee Rivers (see map attached). The new boundaries are:
- The western boundary of the evacuation area is the Anclote River/Thys Road.The eastern boundary of the evacuation is Little Road.
- The northern boundary is Plathe Road.The southern boundary begins on Perrine Ranch Road and runs east to the intersection of Perrine Ranch Road, turns north on Seven Springs Boulevard, then runs east along Mitchell Ranch Road and continues east on State Road 54 to the intersection of State Road 54 and Little Road.
- The evacuation order also includes other locations ordered evacuated by local authorities due to conditions posing a threat to life, health or safety.
Communities located in the area need to evacuate and emergency responders are arriving by boat and vehicles to assist residents.
Update June 26, 10:23 a.m.: The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is going door-to-door by boat and high profile vehicles in the affected areas to assist residents with evacuation.
Pasco County officials have issued an evacuation notice for a number of communities in the New Port Richey area.
According to a media release sent out by the county, the order pertains to the communities located just north of Trouble Creek Road, south to State Road/Old 54, west to Rowan Road and east to the Sawgrass Boulevard/Whitetail Lane area.
“Communities affected by the rising flood waters include Seven Springs Trailer Park, Mill Pond Estates and the surrounding housing developments,” wrote county spokesman Eric Keaton. “Rains from Tropical Storm Debby have caused flooding above the 100 year flood level. The Anclote and Cotee Rivers are above flood stage.”
Residents who are in need of assistance to evacuate are asked to call 911 so they can coordinate with emergency responders in the field.
The county has buses available to help residents that need transportation to a shelter. Two shelters have now been opened:
- Chasco Elementary, 7906 Ridge Road
- Fasano, 11611 Denton Ave.
Anyone with special needs or pets should report to the Fasano shelter, the release said.
The county has set up a staging area at the Walmart on State Road 54 and Little Road.
For information call the Resident Information Center at 727-847-8959.
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