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EOC ALERT 9 – Tropical Storm Elsa

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Tropical Storm Elsa is located approximately 155 miles south-southwest of Tampa moving north at 10 mph with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. Elsa is expected to become a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall along the Nature Coast. Sustained winds of 60-75 mph with gusts of 75-80 mph are possible.

Hurricane Warning is in effect for coastal Hernando County at this time. A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions (74+ mph winds) are possible within 12 – 24 hours.

Storm Surge Warning is also in effect for coastal Hernando County at this time. A Storm Surge Warning means there is a possibility of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the shoreline within 12 – 24 hours. 3 – 5 feet of storm surge is forecast a times of high tide throughout the day on Wednesday. 

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Flood Watch is in effect for Hernando County. Coastal flooding is possible Tuesday night and throughout the day on Wednesday. 3 – 5 inches of rain is possible over the next 3 days with localized totals of 6 – 8 inches.

There is an increased risk of isolated tornadoes in the early morning hours on Wednesday. Ensure that you have a method for receiving official warning notifications.



A voluntary evacuation order has been issued for coastal zone A, mobile homes, low-lying and flood prone areas countywide.


A general population, special needs and pet-friendly shelter is open as of this morning for residents in these zones at the location listed below. Visit https://bit.ly/2JYEKGN to find the location of your evacuation zone.

Enrichment Center

800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34601

Tips for shelter residents

  • Bring identification
  • Bring air mattress or sleeping bag, cots will not be provided for general population
  • Bring medicines, blanket/sheet, snacks, water and personal hygiene products
  • Make every effort to carpool due to limited parking


•       Register for automated severe weather notifications at http://www.AlertHernando.org

•       Residents are encouraged to monitor to local media outlets or the National Weather Service at https://www.weather.gov/tbw/ for current weather information.

•       Report power outages to:

o   Duke – (800) 228-8485

o   Withlacoochee River Electric – (352) 596-4000, option 2


PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTER (PIC): (352) 754-4083 or (352) 754-4111 (Recorded)

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