Hurricane Ian Updates & Resources

UPDATED: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 9:00 PM.


Residents may report structural/property damage, debris through Pasco County's online reporting form. Tipping fees for storm debris are waived through Saturday, Oct. 8, at the following locations:

  • West Pasco Resource Recovery Facility, 14606 Hays Rd., Spring Hill (Opens at noon.)

  • East Pasco Transfer Station, 9626 Handcart Rd., Dade City (Open; yard debris limited to 3 bags per household.)


  • Two sandbag disposal sites are open to properly dispose of used sandbags:

  • Magnolia Valley Golf Course: 7223 Massachusetts Avenue, New Port Richey

  • Wesley Chapel District Park: 7727 Boyette Road, Wesley Chapel


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for all 67 Florida counties ahead of Ian's landfall. Pasco County has declared a local state of emergency. The City of San Antonio declared a Local State of Emergency via Resolution 10-2022 on Tuesday, September 27 .


Pasco County schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday (September 28th). San Antonio City Hall will be closed to public access on Tuesday and will remain closed through Thursday. Park facilities in San Antonio and all of Pasco County are closed as of Tuesday.


Trash pick up through Waste Connections is scheduled as normal for Tuesday. Recycling will not be collected on Wednesday, and will instead be picked up the following week on Wednesday (October 5th). Trash pick up for Friday (September 30th) is anticipated, but may change based on weather and road conditions.


Residents and businesses are encouraged to limit nonessential water use, such as irrigation systems and filling of pools during this time. The City of San Antonio will continue to monitor drinking water quality and supplies during the course of the storm.


Pasco County News Conference:

Pasco County Government leaders and Emergency Management officials will hold a news conference to update the community on Hurricane Ian’s projected path, ongoing preparedness efforts, and the possible impacts to Pasco County.


The news conference is scheduled for today at noon inside the Emergency Operations Center, 8744 Government Drive, Building A, New Port Richey. Members of the media can enter the building through the back door.

The news conference will also be streamed live on the following platforms:

Please direct any inquiries about the news conference to the 727.815.7177 or pio@mypasco.net.

Pasco County Customer Service is now open 24 hours – call 727.847.2411 or chat with us online at MyPasco.net. Follow Pasco County on social media for all Hurricane Ian updates.


Pasco County Shelters:

Pasco County is opening hurricane shelters for anyone who needs to leave their homes ahead of Hurricane Ian and has nowhere else to stay. The following shelters will open Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 10 a.m.:

  • Centennial Middle School, 38505 Centennial Road, Dade City

  • Cypress Creek High School, 8701 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel

  • Cypress Creek Middle School, 8845 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel

  • Fivay High School, 12115 Chicago Avenue, Hudson

  • Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Avenue, Wesley Chapel

  • Wiregrass Ranch High School, 2909 Mansfield Boulevard, Wesley Chapel

  • River Ridge Middle and High Schools, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey

  • Thomas E. Weightman Middle School, 30649 Wells Road, #3903, Wesley Chapel

  • Sunlake High School, 3023 Sunlake Boulevard, Land O’ Lakes

  • Pasco Middle School, 13925 14th Street, Dade City

  • Fasano Regional Hurricane Center (Special Needs Only), 11611 Denton Avenue, Hudson

Fivay, River Ridge, Sunlake, Wiregrass Ranch and Fasano Regional Hurricane Center allow family pets. Learn what supplies you should bring with your pet: mypas.co/PetHurricanePrep Please plan to stay with family, friends or neighbors, if possible. If that’s not an option, please self-evacuate directly to an open shelter. Visit MyPasco.net to find an open shelter near you. Pasco County also provides a shelter program for people with special needs – just contact Pasco County Customer Service at 727.847.2411 to register for a bed at the Fasano Regional Hurricane Shelter or Wiregrass Ranch High School.


Evacuation Zones:

Pasco County Government is issuing a mandatory evacuation for certain areas of Pasco County and voluntary evacuations for other areas as Hurricane Ian churns off the Gulf Coast. Life-threatening storm surge and hurricane force winds are expected to impact Pasco County later this week. You must evacuate if one or more of the following applies to you:

  • You live in Evacuation Zone A

  • You live in a manufactured home, mobile home or RV anywhere in Pasco

  • You live in a low-lying area or an area prone to flooding

  • You live in a structure that historically has experienced flooding during heavy rainfall

  • You’re in an area ordered evacuated by local authorities due to life-safety hazards

You should evacuate if one or more of the following applies to you:

  • You live in Evacuation Zones B or C

  • You’re registered with Pasco as a Special Needs Resident

  • You would be vulnerable in the event of a power loss

Know your evacuation zone. Please click HERE to enter your street address on our interactive map: mypas.co/Map, and to see other emergency information.

Map of Pasco County evacuation zones

Preparing for Ian:

  • Secure loose items around your home & yard: lawn chairs, umbrellas, trash cans, etc.

  • Have a plan for you and your family: accommodations, child/elder/pet care, etc.

  • Pack your Disaster Kit with essential supplies for your family & pets

  • Sign up for Alert Pasco & download the MyPasco App for county updates

  • Monitor local media & weather outlets for storm updates

Sandbag sites are now open in Pasco County to help protect your property from floodwaters:

Sandbag sites are self-serve and open 24/7 to Pasco County residents. As of Tuesday, all sites are out of sandbags. Residents may bring their own bags and shovels to continue filling sandbags.


For more information about preparing for disasters, please visit: PascoEmergencyManagement.com.

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