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County releases damage report update
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County releases damage report update

New Port Richey, Florida -- With the evacuation order rescinded and the Anclote and Pithlachascotee Rivers receding, County officials have started to gather information on damages caused by Tropical Storm Debby.

Emergency responders are still concentrating efforts on flooded areas within the impacted area and maintaining traffic control.

Photo Gallery: Flood waters recede in Pasco

The following roads still have limited access to traffic:

· Majestic Blvd from SR 52 to Clock Tower Parkway
· Ridge Road from US19 to Leo Kidd Ave.
· Saint Joe Rd from Old Saint Joe Road to Curley Road
· Bellamy Brothers Boulevard from Johnson Road to Bayhead Road

More than 7,000 residential and commercial addresses have been impacted by the flood waters and Progress Energy has restored power to impacted homes. Customers still without power should report their individual outage by calling 1-800-228-8485.

Pasco County and the State of Florida will be conducting a Joint Damage Assessment in order to determine if the County will qualify for assistance. Residents who experienced flooding or other damage to their property should not only contact their insurance providers, but also are requested to register the damage with the County online at www.pascocountyfl.net or by calling the Resident Information Center (RIC) at (727) 847-8959.

The RIC has reduced hours. Residents who have an emergency should dial 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls should dial (727) 847-8102.

The new hours for the RIC are:

· Thursday, June 28, 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
· Friday, June 29, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Residents are reminded before they enter into contracts for repairs they should work with a licensed contractor. In addition, they should tell the contractor they will verify their license by going online to MyFloridaLicense.com or by calling (850) 487-1395.

The Pasco County Health Department is reminding residents that flood waters may contain fecal material, associated bacteria, viruses, and other pollutants. For more information, please contact (727) 861-5250 or visit www.doh.state.fl.us or www.FloridaDisaster.org.

For residents in need of sand and sandbags they are still available at:

• West Pasco Government Center, 7536 State St., New Port Richey
• Mitchell Field Park located at 4711 Little Rd, New Port Richey
• Fire Station #17 2952 Seven Springs Road, New Port Richey

For more information visit www.pascocountyfl.net or contact the Resident Information Center at 727-847-8959. 

Info courtesy Pasco County Government

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