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Pasco County's Department of Emergency Management is monitoring Tropical Storm Eta and is urging residents to be prepared for the possibility of heavy rain and wind in the coming days.

According to a county press release, West Pasco is under a Tropical Storm Watch until further notice. This means tropical storm force winds are possible in the next 48 hours.

Four self-serve sandbag stations are now open 24 hours, primarily in West Pasco.

While the stations are open 24 hours a day, sand is restocked between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Residents are asked to bring a shovel and be prepared to fill their own sandbags.