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Pasco County Hurricane Expo

Pasco County Hurricane Expo

Pasco County, Florida -- Get ready for hurricane season by going to the Pasco County's 19th Annual Hurricane Expo.

The event will be hosted by the Pasco County Office of Emergency Management and will include emergency preparedness, games, scavenger hunts and prize give aways. 

It will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex located at 2830 Gulf Trace Boulevard. 

City gives out sandbags

City gives out sandbags

New Port Richey, Florida -- As hurricane season gets underway, the city is giving out materials so residents are prepared. 

Specifically, sandbags. Sandbags will be available at the Public Works Complex from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The complex is located at 6420 Pine Hill Road. 

In order to receive a sandbag you must be a New Port Richey resident and show proof of residency. 

Cold weather shelter to open Saturday, Sunday nights

Cold weather shelter to open Saturday, Sunday nights

Pasco County, Florida -- With a cold front moving through the area this weekend bringing temperatures down to the 30's, Pasco County officials have decided to open a cold weather shelter Saturday and Sunday nights.

These low temperatures and wind chills are dangerous to anyone who will be outside for a long period of time. Children, the elderly and pets are especially vulnerable to the cold and extra care should be taken to protect them. Make sure to bundle up and dress in layers to keep as warm as possible. 

Only days left to register for Debby assistance

Only days left to register for Debby assistance

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Tropical Storm Debby survivors have only days left to register for federal disaster assistance. Applications must be received by Tuesday, Sept. 4, to be considered for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Survivors who had storm-related damage to their home, vehicle, personal property, business or its inventory between June 23 and July 26 can register for assistance.

Pasco County to close regional shelter

Pasco County to close regional shelter

New Port Richey, Florida-- Pasco County began assisting residents who stayed overnight at the Fasano Regional Hurricane Shelter back to their residences. 

The county encourages residents to continue being cautious, despite the National Weather Service's removal of tropical storm warnings for Pasco.

DRC closes Saturday, outreach center opens in its place

DRC closes Saturday, outreach center opens in its place

New Port Richey, Florida -- Pasco County has announced the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at 4444 Grand Avenue, that was set up to help residents affected by Tropical Storm Debby is scheduled to close operations Saturday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m.

The county says the DRC has met with 602 individuals and households since opening.

SBA to host a presentation for small businesses affected by Tropical Storm Debby

SBA to host a presentation for small businesses affected by Tropical Storm Debby

Pasco County, Florida -- The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a free presentation on disaster assistance for businesses in Pasco County on Wednesday, Aug. 1, and Tuesday, Aug. 2.

The event will be held from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Career Central in New Port Richey, located at 4440 Grand Avenue at the corner of Grand Boulevard and Trouble Creek Road.