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Hernando County declares local state of emergency ahead of Dorian and sandbags now available.

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Hernando County declares a Local State of Emergency

(Brooksville, FL) Hernando County Emergency Management continues to monitor Hurricane Dorian. Government leaders are assessing current and forecasted conditions to determine the need for additional emergency protective measures. PROCLAMATION NO. 2019-01, Declaration of State of Local Emergency, has been enacted by the Hernando County Executive Policy Group. This will enable Hernando County to implement emergency protective measures and mobilize resources to support response and recovery efforts.

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 At this time, residents are encouraged to:

  • Closely monitor the progress of this system through local media outlets
  • Update and review family emergency plans and preparations
  • Check emergency supply kits


In preparation for potential heavy rains due to Hurricane Dorian, a limited supply of sand and sandbags will be available starting today, Friday, August 30 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations. Sandbag sites are self-serve only, please bring your own shovel.

Anderson Snow Park 
1360 Anderson Snow Road
Spring Hill, FL 34609

Linda Pedersen Park
6300 Shoal Line Boulevard
Spring Hill, FL 34607

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Ridge Manor Community Center
34240 Cortez Boulevard
Ridge Manor, FL 33523

Tips on how to properly fill and stack your sandbags

  • Fill bags one-half to two-thirds of the way full
  • Over-filled bags will result in a leaky sandbag wall
  • Stack sandbags so that the seams between the bags are staggered
  • Tuck the top of each bag under to ensure that that bag is sealed by its own weight

Hernando County Government’s Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor and inform our community about storm impacts. Visit the following web and social media sites or call the Public information center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for more information.

Information via Hernando County Public Information Office

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