Here’s To a (Mostly) Restful Labor Day. So Local Pasco, Monday, September 5th, 2016.

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Storm Recovery Efforts Begin in Earnest

Assessment of flood damage and human need have begun.  The Governor of Florida visited, Sunday, and toured some of the worst flooded areas in West Pasco County, stating that Pasco had suffered the worst flooding of any county in Florida from Hermine.

This map indicates that West Pasco County got over 16 inches of rain from Hurricane Hermine (we are in the purple region)
This map indicates that West Pasco County got over 16 inches of rain from Hurricane Hermine (we are in the purple region)

Relief efforts are ramping up, and we can expect that over the next several days, relief groups like Red Cross, Salvation Army, and local groups like Messengers of Hope and Healthy Families will begin distributing goods and services to those suffering from the storm.  Many are still out of their homes, especially in the Anclote River basin: Worthington Gardens, Elfers Parkway, and Gateway Mobile Home Park.

We know of a number of businesses particularly hard hit:  Sunset Landing Marina, Spin Nations Skating Rink, and others.

How Can YOU Help?

Please stay tuned in to So Local Pasco, this week, as we begin to get the word out on relief efforts…For instance, Tapas Gastro Lounge is ALREADY making a collection effort, to be distributed by a Flood of Hope effort now underway:

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Some photos from So Local Pasco listeners and readers:

Now…Let’s all take a few moments, and be grateful it was not MUCH worse.  The relief effort for Louisiana on Saturday has a much bigger reach…HUNDREDS of thousands are homeless, there, and their recovery is going to take months, not days and weeks.


Flood of Hope Benefit Success!

Great job, by the way, to Stevie Lovell and her fellow volunteers, and to Bobkatz, for hosting a successful supply and relief benefit!

 

Supplies bound for Louisiana, to aid in relief efforts there.  The flooding in Louisiana is FAR worse than what we experienced this week, entire counties are 70-80% flooded.  All homes, all business, all services.  Be grateful, Pasco people!
Supplies bound for Louisiana, to aid in relief efforts there. The flooding in Louisiana is FAR worse than what we experienced this week, entire counties are 70-80% flooded. All homes, all business, all services. Be grateful, Pasco people!

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