Pasco County Hurricane Irma Statistics

Pasco County Hurricane Irma Statistics -this is a preliminary release; numbers will probably change as the counting continues.

Hurricane Irma did considerable damage in our area but over-all we dodged a bad one…it could have been so much worse. The Islands, Keys, and Miami suffered much more damage than we did. However, we were not without issues. And flooding after the storm was long gone was bad in some of  Pasco’s areas. Some power outages lasted up to 5-6 days. Isn’t it amazing how much sand was used for sandbags? See below.

Pasco County Hurricane Irma Statistics

Photo courtesy of NASA-Level 5

Pasco County Hurricane Irma Statistics

Residences Affected
Four Homes have been reported as destroyed.
56 homes have major damage.
124 reported with minor damage.
205 homes have been affected.
Inspectors have been out to verify damages.

Businesses Affected
94 businesses have reported damages to their properties.
Special teams have been sent out to distribute flyers in West Pasco to businesses with visible damages.
More than 2,889 citizens reported damages to the County via the MyPasco App. 

Electrical Outages
Pasco County’s four power companies reported a high of 217,382 addresses without power. Pasco County has 261,000 addresses.

In case you are wondering, the four power companies are Duke Energy, Tampa Electric Company, Withlacoochee River Cooperative, and Sumter Electric Cooperative.

Shelters
Pasco County opened 26 shelters housing 24,000 residents including special needs and pets.

Roads: at the peak, 749 roads were closed.

Food: Pasco County School District provided food for 24,000 residents in shelters.

Sand: 606,800 sandbags were used containing more than 9,524 cubic yards of sand.

Traffic Signals: At the peak of the storm, 97 traffic signals out of 260 total were out of power.

Pasco County Social Media Traffic

Pasco County Facebook Traffic reached 224,000 with engagement at 42,000.

Pasco County Twitter Traffic: reached 74,000 with engagement at 400,300.

Main Pasco County website reached all over the globe. Nearly 426,000 visitors from all but 24 countries have visited the website from 9/5-9/14. In the 48 states, 416,984 visited with more than 203,000 Floridians stopping in.(9/13).

This information is found on the MyPasco App in your App store. (And lots more). It is free to download and filled with all kinds of interesting things. I used it during the storm. Thanks to Pasco County for all of the info above.

See Pasco County Storm Debris Pick Up Info.

Pasco County warns about using non-licensed contractors. Check  the person’s information before you sign for work to be done.

And, on a brighter side: Pasco Pet Fest is coming.

Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
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Pasco County Hurricane Irma Statistics

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Author: Toni Weidman

Experience Counts! I have been selling homes in West Pasco and Pinellas counties-Florida for over 20 years. Craig & I run Trinity Yappy Hour for animal rescues. I'm Membership Director of AACA-Richey Region Car Club. I'm a Broker-associate with Sailwinds Realty, Trinity.