Tropical Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Nicole

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Nov. 10,  4 p.m. Update: Pasco Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nicole. While the Tropical Storm Warning was discontinued for Pasco County, the Storm Surge Warning remains in effect. The latest track and warning information from the National Hurricane Center are included here. Staying home and off the roads is strongly encouraged with Pasco’s windy conditions and potential for flooding today. If you must go out, drive safely and use caution. Never touch or drive over a downed power line as they may still be live.

Please allow emergency personnel ample time to mitigate and clear obstructions from the storm. When clearing your property, be mindful of debris and power lines. Be sure to evaluate damage carefully and know when to contact authorities for assistance. PSO urges citizens to be mindful of unlicensed contractors, and review the tips shared below. If you believe you may be a victim of an unlicensed contractor, call the Pasco Sheriff’s Crime Tips Line at 1-800-706-2488.

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Nov. 10,  10 a.m. Update: Pasco Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nicole. A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning remain in effect for Pasco County. The latest track and warning information from the National Hurricane Center are included here.

Staying home and off the roads is strongly encouraged with Pasco’s windy conditions and potential for flooding today. If you must go out, drive safely and use caution. Never touch or drive over a downed power line as they may still be live. Stay safe, Pasco!

Pasco Sheriff’s deputies continue to patrol during Tropical Storm Nicole and are seeing flooded roadways and downed trees and power lines. Staying home and off the roads is strongly encouraged with Pasco’s weather conditions today. Never touch or drive over a downed power line as they may still be live. Treat intersections with traffic lights out as four-way stops. Don’t attempt to drive through flooded roadways, as they may be deeper than expected or contain other unseen hazards. Remember, just six inches of water can cause issues with your car, including loss of traction or stalling. Stay safe, Pasco!

PSO deputies are ensuring your safety during Tropical Storm Nicole. We’re seeing downed power lines, trees in roadways and traffic lights out as the storm moves through our county. As a reminder, use caution when driving or walking to avoid these items, and never touch or drive over a downed power line as they may still be live. Treat intersections with traffic lights out as four-way stops. Stay safe, Pasco!

Nov. 10,  7 a.m. Update: Pasco Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nicole. A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning remain in effect for Pasco County. The latest track and warning information from the National Hurricane Center are included here. As the storm moves through our area, there’s the potential for debris or downed powerlines. Use caution when driving or walking to avoid these items, and never touch or drive over a downed powerline.

As a reminder, all Pasco Sheriff’s Office lobbies, including the Child Protective Investigations office, are closed today due to the storm and tomorrow in observance of Veterans Day. Law enforcement services will continue and any business can still be conducted by phone or via our website at PascoSheriff.com. For emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 727-847-8102, option 7.

Nov. 9,  4 p.m. Update – Shelter Information: Pasco Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nicole. A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning remain in effect for Pasco County. The latest track and warning information from the National Hurricane Center are included here.

Pasco County will open the Fasano Regional Hurricane Shelter, located at 11161 Denton Ave., Hudson. Additionally, Pasco County Public Transportation announced that fixed-route and paratransit bus service will be suspended on Thurs., Nov. 10.

St. Leo University announced classes will be online the evening of Wednesday Nov. 9, and canceled on Thursday, Nov. 10.

PSO encourages citizens to share their hurricane plans with family and friends. Before the storm arrives, let your loved ones know where you will be and how to get in contact with you.

As windy conditions begin to affect our area, be prepared for debris or downed powerlines when outside. Use caution when driving to avoid these items, and never touch or drive over a downed powerline. If you must drive during the storm, please do so with caution.

Nov. 9,  1 p.m. Update: Pasco Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nicole. A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning remain in effect for Pasco County. The latest track and warning information from the National Hurricane Center are included here. PSO encourages citizens to share their hurricane plans with family and friends. Before the storm arrives, let your loved ones know where you will be and how to get in contact with you.

As windy conditions begin to affect our area, be prepared for debris or downed powerlines when outside. Use caution when driving to avoid these items, and never touch or drive over a downed powerline.

Nov. 9,  10 a.m. Update – PSO Lobby Closure Notice: Pasco Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nicole. A Storm Surge Warning has been issued and a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Pasco County. The latest track and warning information from the National Hurricane Center is included here. Take the time now to ensure hurricane kits are well stocked and that you have a plan in place.

All Pasco Sheriff’s Office lobbies, including the Child Protective Investigations office, will be closed to the public from Wednesday, Nov. 9 at noon until at least Monday, Nov.14 at 8 a.m due to the storm and the observance of Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11. Law enforcement services will still continue and any business can still be conducted by phone or via our website at PascoSheriff.com. For emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 727-847-8102, option 7. 

Nov. 9,  7 a.m. Update: Pasco Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nicole. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Pasco County. The latest track and warning information from the National Hurricane Center is included here. Saint Leo University has made the decision to move all evening classes on Wednesday, Nov. 9, to online for the Jacksonville Education Center, the Mayport Education Office and the Ocala Education Center. Pasco-Hernando State College announced a closure for Thursday, Nov. 10. As a reminder, three sandbag locations remain open throughout the county. Take the time now to ensure hurricane kits are well stocked and that you have a plan in place. Stay Safe Pasco!

Nov. 8,  4 p.m. Update: Pasco Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nicole. A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for Pasco County. The latest track and warning information from the National Hurricane Center is included here. Take the time now to ensure hurricane kits are well stocked and that you have a plan in place.

Nov. 8,  1 p.m. Update: Pasco Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nicole. A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for Pasco County. The latest track and warning information from the National Hurricane Center is included here. Take the time now to ensure hurricane kits are well stocked and that you have a plan in place. PSO will continue to monitor the storm.

Pasco County Schools will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 10. For more information view Important Links down below.

Nov. 8,  10 a.m. Update – Sandbag Locations: Pasco Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nicole. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Pasco County. The latest track and warning information from the National Hurricane Center is included here. Take the time now to ensure hurricane kits are well stocked and that you have a plan in place. PSO will continue to monitor the storm.

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Pasco County has two sandbag locations open. The sandbag locations are:

  •  Magnolia Valley Golf Course: 7223 Massachusetts Avenue, New Port Richey
  •  Pasco County Public Works (C-Barn): 30908 Warder Road, San Antonio

Dade City is also providing sand and bags through Wednesday, November 9 at noon:

  • Former Dade City Police Department building, 38042 Pasco Avenue, Dade City

Sandbag sites are self-serve and open 24/7 to Pasco County residents. Sandbags are provided, but you must bring your own shovels to fill the bags. Crews will restock sand daily.

Nov. 8,  7 a.m. Update: Pasco Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor Subtropical Storm Nicole. A Tropical Storm Watch was issued for Pasco County. The latest track and warning information from the National Hurricane Center is included here. Take the time now to ensure hurricane kits are well stocked and that you have a plan in place. PSO will continue to monitor the storm.

Nov. 7,  4 p.m. Update: Pasco Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor Subtropical Storm Nicole. The latest track information from the National Hurricane Center is included here. Take the time now to ensure hurricane kits are well stocked and that you have a plan in place. PSO will continue to monitor the storm.

As we continue to monitor the path of Subtropical Storm Nicole, Sheriff Chris Nocco reminds citizens that your Pasco Sheriff’s Office is prepared and ready to help those in need. We encourage citizens to ensure hurricane kits are well stocked and that you have a plan in place before the storm arrives.

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Nov. 7,  2 p.m. Update: Pasco Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor Subtropical Storm Nicole. The latest track information from the National Hurricane Center is included here. While the effects the storm may have on Pasco County are still unknown, it is a good reminder to be prepared well ahead of the storm. Take the time now to ensure hurricane kits are well stocked and that you have a plan in place. PSO will continue to monitor the storm.

Nov. 7,  8 a.m. Update: Pasco Sheriff’s Office is monitoring Subtropical Storm Nicole. The latest track from the National Hurricane Center is included here. Though it is still unclear what impact Nicole may have on Pasco County, now is the time to prepare in the event of a storm. Take a look at these preparedness tips, and stay safe, Pasco!

Important Links for Tropical Storm Nicole:

  • For more information on preparing for hurricanes and other tropical systems, visit National Hurricane Preparedness.
  • For the latest storm information, please visit the National Hurricane Center. 
  • For the latest information from Pasco County Government, visit MyPasco.net.
  • For the latest information on the status of Pasco County Schools, visit their website here. 
  • For the latest information from Pasco-Hernando State College, visit their website here.
  • For the latest information from Saint Leo University, visit their website here.
  • For more information on shelter openings in Pasco County, please visit here.
  • For more information on bus services in Pasco County, visit Pasco County Public Transportation.
  • To report storm damage to Pasco County Government, visit here.

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