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The Withlacoochee River has flooded Withlacoochee River Park and Canoe Rental. The river is expected to rise to 16.5 feet.CHERIE DIEZ | Times

Hernando: Withlacoochee River expected to rise through weekend

On Friday, only one riverfront resident inhabited the shelter opened at the Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center in Brooksville. But more could be coming in the days ahead as residents are driven from their homes by the rising waters of the Withlacoochee River. The county has issued a voluntary evac …

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  1. The photography business has changed, but Woodside's carries on

    Business

    SPRING HILL — A bit of immortality is attached to nearly every student who has attended Hernando County public schools since 1986 — a photograph snapped by a camera in the hands of a professional at Woodside's Photography Studio.

    Independent sports leagues are a big part of the business for Woodside's Photography Studio. The studio, represented by co-owner Terry Sbani, donates these and other trophies to the teams in gratitude for their business. [Photo by Beth N. Gray]
  2. Major flooding along Withlacoochee, officials urge evacuation

    Hurricanes

    BROOKSVILLE — Major flooding is threatening residents along the Withlacoochee River, emergency officials reported Sunday.

    Rising Withlacoochee River water floods the Withlacoochee River Park and Canoe Rental at SR 575 in Dade City, along the river's Pasco County stretch, on Thursday. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]                          

  3. Hernando: Withlacoochee River expected to rise through weekend

    Hurricanes

    On Friday, only one riverfront resident inhabited the shelter opened at the Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center in Brooksville. But more could be coming in the days ahead as residents are driven from their homes by the rising waters of the Withlacoochee River.

    The Withlacoochee River has flooded Withlacoochee River Park and Canoe Rental. The river is expected to rise to 16.5 feet.
  4. Hernando: Voluntary evacuation ordered on Withlacoochee River

    Hurricanes

    Withlacoochee flooding: Voluntary evacuations have been called for due to rising waters on the Withlacoochee River in eastern Hernando County, and local officials are urging residents to get out now before they need to be retrieved.

     Withlacoochee River is flooding in eastern Hernando and Pasco counties. This was the scene Thursday afternoon on Tarzan Street, off Reynolds Street, south of Ridge Manor.
  5. For Clover Leaf residents, Irma left her mark, and it wasn't pretty

    Hurricanes

    BROOKSVILLE

    Most residents of Clover Leaf Forest RV Park in Brooksville evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma. Those who stayed woke up to a sad scene.

    Janine Romano of Spring Hill arrives with a kayak to rescue her sister’s cat and four dogs from a flooded home at Clover Leaf Forest RV Park in Brooksville.
  6. Welcome mat is out at Chabad Spring Hill

    Religion

    SPRING HILL — "Chabad Spring Hill is a place where every Jewish person is welcome, regardless of affiliation or level of knowledge," Rabbi Chaim Lipszyc wrote in a news release when his family moved here from New York last December. "Our sole purpose is to create a warm, welcoming environment to explore and …

    Rabbi Chaim and Seema Lipszyc with their daughter, Chana, and son, Nissim Chai.
  7. Hot, sweaty and still powerless, Tampa Bay leans on each other

    Hurricanes

    The power trucks massed in the morning.

    They rolled out into quiet streets across Tampa Bay, where residents shared extension cords and bags of ice and precious air-conditioned real estate. When they had nothing else to give, people offered patience.

    Pastor Roger Stroman cooked for those left without power by outside Abundant Life Ministries at 2051 9th Ninth Ave S in St. Petersburg. [ZACHARY T. SAMPSON  |  Times]