September 2017

Two sandbag sites open

SandbagsDue to the Withlacoochee River rising two Citrus County sandbagging sites have been opened from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, through September 27.

Additional times and dates will be announced as needed. 

The locations are as follows:

AREA 1:

Spruce Drive Boat Ramp – Hernando, off C-39

4863 E. Spruce Drive

Dunnellon, FL 34434 

AREA 5:

Locations to register for FEMA Individual Assistance

FEMA logoThe following locations are available to the public to register themselves for FEMA’s Disaster Individual Assistance (IA).  

In cooperation and partnership with Citrus County, the following locations are available for public use to register for assistance: 

  • Central Ridge Library

425 W. Roosevelt Blvd

Beverly Hills, FL 34465

County boat ramps closed on Withlacoochee

Withlacoocher River Sign

​​​​​​​Due to the Withlacoochee River rising, the following boat launches are closed until further notice: 

  • Spruce Drive Boat Ramp

4863 E. Spruce Drive

Dunnellon, FL 34434

  • Turner Camp Boat Ramp

9460 Turner Camp Road

Inverness, FL 34453

  • Trails End Boat Ramp

12300 E. Trails End Road

Floral City, FL 34436

DCF hiring event in Ocala

CLM logoOCALA, Fla. (Sept. 22, 2017) – As a result of Hurricane Irma, the Florida Department of Children and Families is hiring 200 temporary workers for the Ocala call center to support the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Date: 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, September 29, 2017 - 4:00pm

DCF hiring 200 temps to help with emergency Food for Florida program

CLM logoOCALA, Fla. (Sept. 22, 2017) – As a result of Hurricane Irma, the Florida Department of Children and Families is hiring 200 temporary workers for the Ocala call center to support the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Withlacoochee water levels continue to rise

Flooding is expected at the Withlacoochee River near Dunnellon and Floral City (Sheriff's Office photo on September 23, 2017)

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office reported on Saturday that, due to rainfall and other factors caused by Hurricane Irma, the Withlacoochee River water level continues to rise. 

Water is already reported around and in homes near Istachatta and Trails End Road in Floral City, the CCSO  said, and points to the north, including Arrowhead, are subject to increased water level and potential flooding. 

BOCC proclaims September as Senior Center Month

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday honor Senior Centers in Citrus County. Shown are BOCC Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith. Seen with them are representatives of the Citrus County Senior Centers, Joanne Granger; Support Services Director, and citizens; Richard Ritter, Joyce Ritter and Basil McGlashen. Photo by Cynthia Oswald, BOCC Public Information Officer on September 19, 2017)

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday proclaimed September 2017 as Senior Center Month in Citrus County.

Seniors centers are the first place that Citrus County residents turn to for valuable programs, activities, and access to benefits and services.

Senior centers provide for learning and socialization with peers, and offer tools and resources to help manage personal health and finances, which leads to continued independence.

Homosassa man reported missing

Ryan McClellan

Have you seen this missing man?

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking the whereabouts of Ryan Michael McClellan.

McClellan is 33 years old, 5’6” tall, 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has not been heard from since Sept. 16. He is not at his home in Homosassa. He may be in his 2003 Silver Jeep SUV, with Florida tag 3903VD.

If you see McClellan, or know of his whereabouts, please call Citrus County Sheriff’s Office and ask for Major Crimes, at 352-726-1121. If you wish to give information anonymously, please contact 1-888-ANY-TIPS.

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Water rising along Withlacoochee near Floral City

The Citrus County Sheriff on Thursday urged residents to be vigilant along the Withlacoochee River in Floral City.
 
Due to rainfall and other factors caused by Hurricane Irma, the Withlacoochee River water level near and along Istachatta and Trails End Road in Floral City continue to rise, a statement from the Sheriff's Office said. 
 

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