Tropical Storm Elsa information: Pasco County

Ongoing updates from Pasco County as Tropical Storm Elsa approaches Florida.



Sandbags will be available to Pasco County residents at the following locations. The sites are self-serve and open 24/7.  Sandbags are provided, but residents must bring their own shovels to fill the bags. Crews will restock sand piles between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

• W.H. Jack Mitchell, Jr., Park: 4825 Little Road, New Port Richey
• Veterans Memorial Park: 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson 
• Magnolia Valley Golf Course: 7223 Massachusetts Avenue, New Port Richey
• Pasco County Public Works (C-Barn): 30908 Warder Road, San Antonio

New Port Richey:

Sand and sandbags will be available at 6420 Pine Hill Road on Wednesday, July 6 for city residents. You must show proof of City residency and bring your own shovel as this is a self-service station.


No evacuations ordered.


No closings reported.


No shelters have been opened.


All Pasco County public schools and offices will close on Tuesday, July 6 at 3 p.m. and remained closed all day Wednesday, July 7, due to the high probability that Pasco County will experience tropical storm force conditions late Tuesday into Wednesday.  Closures include Extended School Year (ESY), PLACE child care program, STAR, VPK, and Early Head Start. 

School-based activities/events planned for the afternoon of Tuesday, July 6, and Wednesday, July 7, will also be canceled.


You can get information directly from the Pasco County EOC.


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