Emergency Preparedness

Due to potentially heavy rains associated with Potential Tropical Cyclone One, the City of New Port Richey has opened sandbag operations today and will remain open through the weekend for city residents. Sandbags only are available at the following locations:
Public Works Operations Center, 6132 Pine Hill Rd. from 7:30AM-4PM
Fire Station No. 1, 6333 Madison St. from 8AM-8PM
Fire Station No. 2, 6123 High St. from 8AM-8PM
Sand for the sandbags is available at our Fleet Maintenance Warehouse located at 6420 Pine Hill Rd. from 7:30AM-3:30PM.
Residents must show proof of city residency and bring their own shovel, as this is a self-service station.

 

The 2022 Hurricane Season runs from June 1st until November 30th. It is always best to be prepared! Check out these great tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration!

 

The 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday starts on May 28th and runs until June 10th.

For more information, please visit https://floridarevenue.com/disasterprep/Pages/default.aspx

 

Make sure you are ready for this year’s storm season by downloading Pasco County’s Disaster Preparedness Guide here!

 

Learn how to make a hurricane disaster plan for your pets here!

Upcoming GHS Construction Community Mtg: Tue, 2/22, 6pm @GHS Cafeteria

 

Gulf High School Construction Coming Soon. Learn more about it at the community meeting, Tues, Feb 22, 6 pm at the GHS Cafeteria.

Pasco County Schools invites the public to a community meeting held on Tuesday, February 22, 6 pm at the GHS cafeteria. The purpose of the meeting is for Pasco County Schools to present the plans for the redevelopment of the Gulf High School campus in New Port Richey, and its construction schedule. There will also be an opportunity for the public to ask the Pasco County Schools questions regarding these GHS redevelopment plans.

No Boat Trailer Parking: City Ordinance No. 2022-2256

 

At the February 15 City Council meeting, a second and final reading of Ordinance No. 2022-2256 will be presented for consideration for approval of prohibiting boat trailer parking along several streets in the Downtown area. On the following day, February 16, this ordinance will be in full effect and will be enforced by the City and the New Port Richey Police Department.

Almost year round, taking boats to the Cotee River in New Port Richey is a very popular activity and steadily increasing in use leading to a full parking lot at the boat ramp.

Overflow parking is available at the former church property at 6134 River Road. This is the second church on the right with a white sign with “City Car and Trailer Overflow Parking” in green just above the blue sign with a right arrow pointing to the overflow lot. Do not park at the first church on the right (parkers at the Riverside Baptist Church will be towed).

Boaters unaware of the overflow parking at the church property will usually park on the street but due to the width of most boat trailers, they are usually wider than the allotted parking spaces on the street. Due to safety concerns for other drivers and pedestrians, the ordinance will prohibit boat trailer parking on the following Downtown area streets:

  • Main Street between U.S. Highway 19 and Madison Street
  • River Road between Main Street and Acorn Street
  • Grand Boulevard between Bank Street and Delaware Avenue
  • Bank Street between Grand Boulevard and Main Street
  • Circle Boulevard between Sims Lane and Grand Boulevard
  • Florida Avenue between Adams Street and Main Street

This will be effective on February 16.

Resources:

Permanent Extended Hours for the New City Parking Structure

 

The new Parking Structure on the corner of US Highway 19 and Main Street behind the new Keiser University will have new hours.

Effective immediately, this garage will be OPEN DAILY from 7:30 a.m. to midnight in hopes for better convenience for Keiser students, and everyone visiting Downtown during peak times where parking will be more available. As always, you can go to the Downtown New Port Richey website for more parking details (plus electric vehicle charging station info): https://downtownnpr.org/explore/parking-map/ .

A shuttle system will be running soon in early 2021 and we will post hours of the shuttle when details are determined and finalized.

 

Pasco Florida Kennel Club Donate to NPRFD & NPRPD

 

Pasco Florida Kennel Club Donates to NPRFD & NPRPD

The New Port Richey Fire Department would like to express their deepest gratitude to The Pasco Florida Kennel Club for their generous donation of a new SurgiVet® Pet Oxygen (O2) Mask Kit. On hand to present Fire Chief Fitch the pet oxygen masks was Pasco Kennel Club representative Bonny Thatcher. Also pictured with Chief Fitch and Ms. Thatcher is the “A” Shift Crew at NPRFD Station 1.

The kit includes 3 masks for providing oxygen to animals that are in respiratory distress during emergency situations, such as smoke inhalation when an animal becomes trapped inside of a structure that is on fire. The mask can be attached to a standard oxygen bottle fitting, allowing oxygen to be administered to the animal. Although the masks will be used primarily for dogs, they can be used on all mammals with a snout. Through the generosity of The Pasco Kennel Club, every emergency vehicle in the New Port Richey Fire Department fleet will have at least one pet oxygen mask amongst their inventory of equipment.

*Close up pictures of the equipment and the model dog courtesy of emsstuff.com.

A friendly reminder that the kind and generous folks at the Pasco Florida Kennel Club just recently also gave a donation to the New Port Richey Police Department to aid with the acquisition of another needed K9 police dog.

Jeannie St. John and others from the Pasco Florida Kennel Club presented a check to Mayor Marlowe and Chief Bogart in the amount of $9,500 for the purchase of a new K9. Motion made to accept the check and authorize the purchase of the dog.

Thank you again, Pasco Florida Kennel Club and Merry Christmas to all of you!