Storm Updates & Alerts

Storm Updates &  Alert  and Other Strom Video 







Hernando Coutny Fire Chief Scott Hechler


County officials hold a joint press conference addressing Hurricane Irma. Sun 10:30 AM


Hurricane Irma is impacting our area. We are already starting to experience outages due to the storm. Due to heavy internet activity on our Smarthub app and website our internet is are running slow. We will provide updates on our Hurrican Irma tab on our website.A storm of this size and magnitude can cause wide spread outages that can last for weeks. Please avoid all flood areas and keep away from downed power lines. If you experience a power outage or see downed power lines, please call your local Cooperative office at:

General Office - (352) 567-5133

Bayonet Point – (727) 868-9465

West Hernando – (352) 596-4000

WREC will keep you updated on all information as it arises.



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EOC Weather Alert - Hurricane Irma #11   September  10, 2017 
A Hurricane Warning and a Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Hernando County. Irma is a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 120 mph, moving west-northwest at 9 mph.
Hernando County remains under a mandatory evacuation order for all areas west of U.S. 19.

Now is the time to locate shelter with family or friends that reside in a safe structure. Shelters are also available at the following locations:
• Challenger K-8 School of Sciences and Mathematics (special needs only): 13400 Elgin Blvd. Spring Hill, FL 34609
• Explorer K-8: 10252 Northcliffe Blvd. Spring Hill, FL 34608
• Nature Coast Technical High School: 4057 California St. Spring Hill, FL 34604
• West Hernando Middle School: 14325 Ken Austin Pkwy. Brooksville, FL 34613
• Other previously announced locations have reached maximum capacity.

In order to prepare for the arrival of sustained tropical storm force winds that are expected to occur tomorrow, no additional requests for transportation to shelters will be accepted after midnight tonight. Make arrangements with friends or family in the area to seek safe shelter.

• All residents west of U.S. 19, as well as mobile homes countywide, need to evacuate.



Shelter List presented in press conference Sat 10:am 


18900 Cortez Boulevard Brooksville, FL 34601
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Phone (352) 754-4083
Fax (352) 754-4090
Recorded Message Line: (352) 754-4111

Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, Inc.

If you experience a power outage or see downed power lines, please call your local Cooperative office at:
General Office - (352) 567-5133
West Hernando – (352) 596-4000


Shelter List

Challenger K8 Special needs shelter Address: 13400 Elgin Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34609   Phone: (352) 797-7024

Nature Coast Technical H.S. Pet-Friendly  Address: 4057 California St, Spring Hill, FL 34604
Phone: (352) 797-7088

Hernando High School  Address: 700 Bell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601  Phone: (352) 797-7015

Explorer K8 Address: 10252 Northcliffe Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34608 Phone: (352) 797-7094

West Hernando Middle School Address: 14325 Ken Austin Pkwy, Brooksville, FL 34614 Phone: (352) 797-7035

D.S. Parrott Middle School is at capacity shelter Address: 19220 Youth Dr, Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: (352) 797-7075


Hernando County update Friday 12:45pm  Evacuation order Zones A & B Details from Emergency Management



Watch our Emergency Management Director, Cecilia Patella, as she covers the latest information about hurricane #Irma and its potential impact to our county. Read briefing at


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HURRICANE #IRMA: Governor Rick Scott gives updates on the storm's potential impact on Florida.


Dedicated Florida Emergency Management Hotline 800-342-3557 for Emergency Fuel needs to evacuate 

HURRICANE IRMA: Florida Governor Rick Scott provides the latest updates on the storm's potential impact


NHC Atlantic Wallet 1 - No current storm Advisories and graphics for NHC Atlantic Wallet 1



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