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Update: Sandbags Available in New Port Richey

The city and county are helping residents prepare for possible rains associated with Tropical Storm Isaac.

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.

Spellbinding Sherry August 25, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Thanks for this update Alex. The county informed me, yesterday, that the three west pasco locations where sandbags are available at this time are the first two you've noted (FD station #17 and the government center on Little) but that they told me the third location is FD station #10 @ 7918 Rhodes Road, Hudson, Florida 34667 They made no mention of Mitchell Ranch Park. You may want to see if that's now still valid. The county sites had a 30 bag allowance yesterday when I was shoveling bags for WestPasco.Recovers.org
Spellbinding Sherry August 25, 2012 at 03:01 PM
also...has the city of NPR yet opened the space for this weekend so that folks can secure some sandbags in preparation for Isaac?
Spellbinding Sherry August 25, 2012 at 03:40 PM
(this is the supposed full list of pasco county sites where folks can obtain sand and bags: Fire Station No. 1, Dairy Road, Zephyrhills Fire Station No. 10, 7918 Rhodes Road, Hudson Fire Station No. 17, 2951 Seven Springs Blvd., New Port Richey Fire station No. 25, 34335 Chancey Road, Zephyrhills Dade City Police Station, 38042 Pasco Ave., Dade City West Pasco Government Center, 7536 State St., New Port Richey J.W. Mitchell Park, 4025 Little Road, New Port Richey Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O' Lakes C- Barn, 3906 Warder Road, San Antonio Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson
Tonya August 25, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Location to get sand bags for Holiday residents?

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