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Flood Warning issued for Pasco county

Flood Warning issued for Pasco county

As of 10:27 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, The National Weather Service in Tampa, FL has issued a Flood Warning in Pasco County.

The warning is in effect until further notice. At 10 a.m. Tuesday the flood stage was 7.6 feet, and minor flooding is forecast to rise above the flood stage of 8 feet by early Thursday morning and continue to rise to nearly 8.4 feet by Saturday morning.

For the latest on weather, head to your 10 News Weather Source.

Landscaping experts to update Pasco landowners with ‘best practices’

Landscaping experts to update Pasco landowners with ‘best practices’

Two experts will offer Pasco County landowners their complimentary approaches to community landscape management when they address the Thursday, Sept. 8, meeting of the Pasco Alliance of Community Associations (PACA). 

Offering their landscaping expertise and answering member questions will be Chris Dewey of the Pasco County Extension Service and Paul Woods, the Florida representative of OLM, Inc.

The public is invited to attend the PACA meeting. It begins Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, located at 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. (US 41), three miles north of SR 54.

Countywide nature event a first for Pasco

Countywide nature event a first for Pasco

Pasco County, Florida -- Pasco EcoFest, the newly-announced countywide event coming this fall, is billing itself as a family friendly weekend packed with activities for nature lovers that will include kayaking, bird watching, hiking, and riverboat rides, fishing, horseback riding, and a geo-caching challenge.

The event also includes a Friday evening gala with the opening of an indoor wildlife art show and live entertainment by noted folk singer, Mike Jurgenson. With over eleven different site locations and activities that range from cultured to rustic, there is something for everyone.

It will be like a eco-friendly, mini-vacation right here in Pasco County that can be customized anyway visitors like, from the extreme sports experience to a more relaxed and casual weekend in the sun!  And it’s all taking place from November 18-20 in various parts of the county.

Pasco...are you hurricane ready?

Pasco...are you hurricane ready?

Pasco County, Florida - Pasco County residents are watching the path of Hurricane Irene closely.  So is the Pasco County Emergency Management Department.

With the storm forecast to brush by Florida's east coast later this week, take the time to review your family's hurricane plan.  There is still three months left in the season.  Earlier this month, NOAA forecasters updated their prediction to: 

  • 14-19 Named Storms
  • 7-10 Hurricanes
  • 3-5 Major Hurricanes

 

Irene is the ninth named storm and the first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic season.

Click here for Pasco County's new 2011 Hurricane Guide or here for Your Local Weather Authority's guide from WTSP 10 News.

New Port Richey announces 'Neighborhood Pride' clean-up days

New Port Richey announces 'Neighborhood Pride' clean-up days

The City of New Port Richey will be holding a Neighborhood Pride Days cleanup event on Saturday, September 17 (along with River Cleanup Day) and on October 1,  from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Dumpsters will be placed at the following City properties:

  • The City Boat Ramp at Main Street and South River Road*
  • Frances Avenue Park off Louisiana Avenue
  • The Former Red Apple School site at Grand Boulevard and Marine Parkway
  • The City Parking Lot on the northwest corner of Central Avenue and Adams Street

City residents requesting to drop off debris will be required to present a current Florida Driver’s License to the City employee assigned to the site.

Coastal Cleanup to tidy Pasco County

Coastal Cleanup to tidy Pasco County

Pasco County is a part of the annual International Coast Cleanup, the world's largest volunteer effort to help protect our ocean, lakes and rivers. Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world spend a few hours removing trash and debris from beaches, lakes, and rivers and inland areas keeping track of every piece of trash they find.

Ocean Conservancy uses that information to produce an annual country-by-country, state-by-state index of the problem of marine debris. This year's event will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and a Pasco team will be cleaning up locally for the 24th annual local installment.

Call today to volunteer by dilaing 727-847-8041.  In Pasco, we don’t just do the coast; we have teams county-wide.

Controlled burns ahead at Conner Preserve

Controlled burns ahead at Conner Preserve

Land O' Lakes, Florida -  The Southwest Florida Water Management District will conduct controlled burns this month at the Conner Preserve.

Approximately 830 acres will be burned in small, manageable units to maintain the habitat and reduce the chances of uncontrolled wildfires.

Workers will make every effort to prevent smoke from affecting homes or roadways, but drivers should exercise caution if visibility is reduced.