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Flooding Response
Flood Damage Inspection

The Governor with Pasco County Staff
Inspecting Road Damage

During flooding events the Public Works Department's staff work around the clock to minimize the impact of storms and flooding. These tasks involve coordination and participation at the Pasco County's Emergency Management Office, field coordination of appropriate staff,and meetings with distressed citizens to assess their needs and provide help.

For County flooding events, the Public Works Department is involved with:

  • As a First Responding Agency, Public Works Department staff are engaged in maintaining safe roadways by clearing drainage obstructions and setting barricades on flooded roads. 
  • Monitoring flooded roads by responding to erosion-related infrastructure damage and removing or replacing barricades as needed until flood waters recede. 
  • At the Anclote River, monitoring water levels at multiple gages. 
  • Operating the Rocky Sink and Duck Slough flood control gates to increase the flow to the Gulf.  
  • Pump Deployment: At temporary and permanent locations.
  • Establishing sandbag locations at six County locations, including three manned locations that provide thousands of citizens with sand and sandbags to protect their property.
  • Receiving, archiving and logging multiple storms-related complaints in the County’s GovQA system. These tasks are completed for investigation and follow-up site visits.