PLEASE STAY OFF THE ROADS!
We are getting enough reports, that, official warning or no, we want to URGE you not to drive in West Pasco County, tonight.
We have NUMEROUS reports of flooded vehicles, and even a few reports of motorists having to be rescued from flooded cars. Ridge Road, U.S.19, Moog Road…MANY area roads are experiencing flooding, and new neighborhood street floods are being reported.
If you are driving on residential streets, you may be causing water to flow into the homes of residents.
PLEASE. Park the car!! Be safe! Be thoughtful!
The National Weather Service in Ruskin has issued a Flood Warning for: Southwestern Pasco County in west central Florida.
- Until 8:45 PM EDT.
- At 6:55 PM EDT, emergency management officials continue to report flooded areas along Us-19 In and Around New Port Richey. Up to four inches of rain have already fallen in the last few hours.
- Some locations that will experience flooding include: New Port Richey, Jasmine Estates, New Port Richey east, bayonet point, Moon Lake, Gowers Corner, Elfers and shady Hills.
Motorists are urged not to drive across flooded roadways, and risk becoming stalled or swept away. It is often difficult to determine the depth of floodwaters, and most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Remember, turn around Don`t drown! Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.
PLEASE folks, use caution and common sense! Weather conditions are still very bad.