Mandatory Evacuation Order in Place for Coastal Zones A and B

HERNANDO COUNTY FLOOD ZONE MAPThe Hernando County Executive Policy Group issued a mandatory evacuation order for coastal zones A and B, and mobile homes countywide. Shelters will open at 2 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017, for residents in these zones. CLICK THE MAP TO CHECK YOUR ZONE.

Coastal flooding, surge, and the wind is predicted to be the biggest threats from Hurricane Irma.

“Residents should first attempt to find shelter with nearby relatives, friends, and neighbors,” Emergency Management Director Cecilia Patella stated. “If that is not an option, citizens may evacuate directly to a shelter.”

The following shelters will open Friday, September 8, 2017, at 2 p.m.
* Challenger K-8 School of Sciences and Mathematics
13400 Elgin Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34609, Google map
Designated special needs shelter

* D.S. Parrott Middle School
19220 Youth Dr., Brooksville, FL 34601, Google map
Designated pet-friendly shelter

* Explorer K-8
10252 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill, 34608, Google map

* Hernando High School
700 Bell Ave., Brooksville, 34601, Brooksville, FL 34601, Google map

* Nature Coast Technical High School
4057 California St., Spring Hill, FL 34604, Google map

“Residents should first attempt to find shelter with nearby relatives, friends, and neighbors,” Emergency Management Director Cecilia Patella stated. “If that is not an option, citizens may evacuate directly to a shelter.”

Tips for shelter residents
* Bring identification.
* Eat prior to arrival. The first meal will be dinner.
* Bring an air mattress or sleeping bag, cots will not be provided.
* Bring medicines, blanket/sheet, snacks, water and personal hygiene products.
* Call the special needs registry at (352) 754-4083 to request transportation
* Make every effort to carpool due to limited parking at schools.

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