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A local resident makes his way along Elfers Parkway in Elfers Monday morning just south of SR 54 in Pasco County as rain continues to fall. The rising Anclote River combined with days of heavy rain has flooded streets in the area leaving several feet of water in parts of the neighborhood. [BRENDAN FITTERER |  Times]

Pasco residents still grappling with rain, flooding from Anclote River

NEW PORT RICHEY — The Anclote River was still swollen from the weekend deluge, Elfers Parkway was still under a foot of water and many residents were still defying the evacuation order that affected 320 homes on Monday. And Pasco County officials continued to urge caution: The rain and flooding isn't done yet. "It' …

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  1. Pasco residents still grappling with rain, flooding from Anclote River

    Weather

    NEW PORT RICHEY — The Anclote River was still swollen from the weekend deluge, Elfers Parkway was still under a foot of water and many residents were still defying the evacuation order that affected 320 homes on Monday.

    A local resident makes his way along Elfers Parkway in Elfers Monday morning just south of SR 54 in Pasco County as rain continues to fall. The rising Anclote River combined with days of heavy rain has flooded streets in the area leaving several feet of water in parts of the neighborhood. [BRENDAN FITTERER |  Times]
  2. Flood watch in effect for most of Tampa Bay as week begins with more rain

    Public Safety

    UPDATE: Monday, 6:58 a.m.

    Anticipating more heavy rains, the National Weather Service on Monday placed a flood watch through the evening on all of Tampa Bay except for Hernando County.

    A family evacuates in a canoe at the intersection of Elfers Parkway and Celtic Drive in New Port Richey. Flooding near the swollen Anclote River caused Pasco County to announce mandatory evacuations for more than 320 homes in the Elfers area.
  3. Port Richey residents advised to boil water after water main break

    Public Safety

    Port Richey utility customers have been advised to boil all water for drinking or cooking after a water main break in West Pasco County.

  4. In Tampa Bay, this is what child poverty looks like

    Health

    Nearly 1 million Florida children were living in poverty in 2013.

    Kimberly Shephard of Clearwater has two children at home, Adrienne, 14, left, and Ty, 11, right, and she often cares for her grandson Denzel Pulliam, 2. Despite a full-time job, she still struggles to cover her monthly bills and has to seek outside support.
  5. Pasco officials warn of early morning floods from Anclote River

    Weather

    After massive flooding from rain in Pasco County on Friday, emergency management officials warned residents to expect more high water as the Anclote River was rising overnight and reaching high tide around 7 a.m. Saturday.

  6. Pasco teen, sentenced to life at 14 for murder, gets new hearing for shorter term

    Criminal

    NEW PORT RICHEY — A recent Florida Supreme Court ruling could mean a shorter prison sentence for a Pasco County man convicted of murder when he was 14.

    Harleme Larry, convicted of murder when he was 14, appears at a sentencing hearing Friday. A recent court ruling on sentencing juveniles could result in his prison term being shortened.
  7. Flood watch in effect as weekend rains begin

    Weather

    The soggy, wet weekend has begun.

    Rain swooped in Friday across the Tampa Bay area, which remains under a flood watch through Saturday evening. That includes Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.

    Elizabeth Maiorana, of Holiday, contemplates walking through a rain puddle which had flooded a walkway in downtown Dunedin on Friday. The storm marked the beginning of a soggy, wet weekend as rain swooped across the Tampa Bay area, which remains under a flood watch through Saturday evening. That includes Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]