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Hernando County Emergency Management Weather Alert for the Withlacoochee River area

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has extended the Flood Warning for the Withlacoochee River at Trilby until Wednesday, 9/5/18 at 2:00 PM. The river remains in Minor Flood stage at 12.3 feet at Trilby.  Forecasted rainfall through next Saturday has not changed; expect 2-4 inches with locally heavier amounts possible. Localized flooding is possible along the river as well as in low-lying areas that experience repeat rounds of heavy rain.

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Tropical Storm Gordon has formed over the upper Florida Keys and is moving toward the west-northwest at 17mph; maximum sustained winds of 45 mph with higher wind gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecasted.  A small craft advisory is in effect.


  • Sudan Dr. in Ridge Manor
  • Meridian St. in Ridge Manor
  • WPA Road about 100 feet south of the Mondon Hill/ WPA intersection
  • Packingham Dr. from Richardson Blvd. to Rose Bloom Ave.
  • Cockleberry Dr. from N. Canal St. to Rose Bloom Ave.
  • Rose Bloom Ave.
  • Coley St. from Shasta St. to Coral Rock Dr.
  • Smallman St. from Teakwood Dr. to Karwich Ave.

Residents living along the river, and those that live in low lying, flood prone areas are urged to closely monitor river levels and take precautions as needed to protect life and property. Be prepared to evacuate to higher ground if necessary.
Do not drive through standing water.Turn around, don’t drown.
Monitor river gauges at: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=tbw
A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in these conditions.
Take this opportunity to refresh your emergency supply kit. For more information, visit http://www.HernandoCounty.us/EM

Lisa MacNeil
Lisa MacNeil
Lisa MacNeil is a reporter for the Hernando Sun as well as a business technology developer, specializing in website development, content management systems, and data analysis.
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