Pasco County Weather Alert- July 1, 2009

Jim Martin, Office of Emergency Management

(727) 847-8137

New Port Richey, Fla.,-- Heavy rains Wednesday morning caused flooding in the Port Richey neighborhood of Gulf Highlands. Pasco County emergency officials arrived on scene at 6:45 a.m. and directed residents who needed to leave their homes to a shelter at Saint Marks Presbyterian Church located east of US 19 on SR 52.

Flooding in the neighborhood is approximately in a 10-block radius ranging from the intersection of Zimmerman and Ranch roads. A half a dozen residents have been directed to the shelter and no injuries have been reported. Water has surrounded a number of homes and is standing in some residences. Some streets are flooded and residents are advised not to drive through standing water. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the entire Tampa Bay Area until 11:45 a.m.

Pasco County Fire Rescue is one of a number of agencies on scene. Fire-Rescue personnel are going home-to-home in order assist citizens and access any further property damage.

For further information, please contact the Pasco County Office of Emergency Management at 727-847-8137. Or you can visit our website at


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