Elfers Evacuation Ordered in Pasco County

11813336_863699077000894_7046030290634573109_nUpdated July 30, 2015 —

The National Weather Service flood watches and warnings continue today for Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough and Hernando counties.

This photo was taken at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2015 near corner of Elfers Parkway and Celtic Drive.  WFLA-TV reports the Anclote River reached 23.6 feet last Sunday into Monday morning.  According to Pasco County Emergency Management, major flood stage is 24 feet.   More than a dozen streets in the Elfers area were underwater on Tuesday, July 28th.  Flood waters  in the area were receding, WTSP-TV reported on Wednesday. Pasco County Office of  Emergency Management will begin assessing the damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure next week.

Photo courtesy: Pasco County Government

On Sunday, Pasco County Emergency Management officials ordered 323 addresses and 2 businesses in the Elfers area to voluntarily evacuate because the Anclote River is cresting.  The evacuation area includes Celtic Drive and Elfers Parkway. The north boundary is State Road 54, Ella Lane to the south. The East boundary  is Dellefield Street and Riverbank Dr. The West boundary is Glenside Drive.  Trinity Oaks is not in the evacuation area.

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at First Presbyterian Church of Port Richey at 7540 Ridge Road.  Transportation to the shelter is available at the Bealls Outlet Store, 7101 State Road 54 in New Port Richey.

Source: Pasco County Emergency Management

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