Be Prepared – Hurricane Ian Info for Pasco County
Pasco County is issuing a mandatory evacuation for certain areas of Pasco County and voluntary evacuations for other areas as Hurricane Ian approaches.
You must evacuate if one or more of the following applies to you:
- You live in Evacuation Zone A
- You live in a manufactured home, mobile home or RV anywhere in Pasco
- You live in a low-lying area or an area prone to flooding
- You live in a structure that historically has experienced flooding during heavy rainfall
- You’re in an area ordered evacuated by local authorities due to life-safety hazards
You should evacuate if one or more of the following applies to you:
- You live in Evacuation Zones B or C
- You’re registered with Pasco as a Special Needs Resident
- You would be vulnerable in the event of a power loss
Know your evacuation zone. To see our interactive map and enter your street address, please visit: mypas.co/Map.
The following shelters will open Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 10 a.m.:
- Centennial Middle School, 38505 Centennial Road, Dade City
- Cypress Creek High School, 8701 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel
- Cypress Creek Middle School, 8845 Old Pasco Rd, Wesley Chapel
- Fivay High School, 12115 Chicago Avenue, Hudson
- Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Avenue, Wesley Chapel
- Wiregrass Ranch High School, 2909 Mansfield Boulevard, Wesley Chapel
- River Ridge Middle and High School, 11646 Town Center Rd, New Port Richey
- Thomas E. Weightman Middle School, 30649 Wells Rd, #3903, Wesley Chapel
- Sunlake High School, 3023 Sunlake Blvd, Land O’ Lakes
- Pasco Middle School, 13925 14th St, Dade City
- Fasano Regional Hurricane Center (Special Needs Only), 11611 Denton Avenue, Hudson
Fivay, River Ridge, Sunlake, Wiregrass Ranch and Fasano Regional Hurricane Center allow family pets. Please click here for a list of supplies to bring with your pet: mypas.co/PetHurricanePrep
For additional shelter information and preparedness tips: mypas.co/ShelterLocations
As a reminder, Pasco has opened six, self-serve sandbag locations:
- H. Jack Mitchell, Jr., Park: 4825 Little Road, New Port Richey
- Veterans Memorial Park: 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson
- Magnolia Valley Golf Course: 7223 Massachusetts Avenue, New Port Richey
- Pasco County Public Works (C-Barn): 30908 Warder Road, San Antonio
- Land O’ Lakes Recreation Center, 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes
- Wesley Chapel District Park, 7727 Boyette Road, Wesley Chapel
Pasco County’s Customer Service Center will be open until 8 p.m. Monday and will open 24 hours beginning Tuesday at 7 a.m. Please call 727.847.2411 or chat with us online at MyPasco.net. Call 911 if you need emergency assistance.
Living in a Hurricane prone area can be nerve-racking at times. Even if you don’t live in the home full-time, it’s still important to protect your investment. These tips can help prepare you and your home not only for hurricanes but other types of severe weather.
Prepare for Evacuation if Necessary:
– Pack a “go bag” that you can grab if needed.
– Stock up on emergency supplies including: flashlight, batteries, a hand crank emergency radio, a first aid kit, some non-perishable food items, water, money, any necessary medications, and important documents that you’ll need if you have to evacuate.
– Protect your property by installing sewer backflow valves, anchoring fuel tanks, reviewing insurance policies, and cataloging belongings.
– Make arrangements for your pets: Local shelters may not accept pets so it’s best to call your local Humane Society to find pet shelters nearby.
– Know your flood zone and prepare an evacuation route if your area is prone to flooding.
Stay Safe at Home:
– Put up window shutters, get sandbags, clean and secure your rain gutters.
– Find gasoline for generator.
– Stay in a room with no windows.
– Go upstairs if flooding occurs.
– Trim all dead branches, uproot dead trees, and remove any potential projectiles.
An approaching Hurricane can cause a lot of stress and panic, and preparing early can help make sure you, your family and your pets are safe. If you find yourself in a situation where a Hurricane is approaching be sure to follow any evacuation orders given by local officials. Don’t forget, hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th.