New Port Richey residents who want to prepare just in case Tropical Storm Isaac heads this way can count on some help from the city and county.
Sandbags are now available from the city's Public Works Department at 6132 Pine Hill Road from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No weekend hours are being offered at this time, but that could change, according to department officials.
Sandbags are only available to residents of incorporated New Port Richey. People must show proof of residency and they need to bring their own shovels in order to get sandbags. There is a limit of 10 sandbags.
For more information, visit the city’s website.
Pasco Offers Sandbags
Pasco County is also offering three locations in the New Port Richey area for residents to stock up on sandbags. They are:
- Fire Station No. 17, 2951 Seven Springs Blvd.
- West Pasco Government Center, 7536 State St.
- J.W. Mitchell Park, 4025 Little Road
Residents must bring their own shovels and are limited to 20 sandbags per household. The locations are open until 8 p.m.
Are you concerned about flooding in the New Port Richey area? What precautions have you taken? Let us know in the comments section.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 10:38 a.m. Aug. 24 to include information from Pasco County.