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TOP VIDEO: FEMA claims process

Israel Peres, FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs representative (October 10, 2017)

A FEMA representative appeared before the Citrus County Commission to ask the county to advise residents and businesses to submit claims from any Hurricane Irma-related losses they incurred from the storm.

Israel Peres, FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs representative, asked commissioners to remind county residents and businesses to file claims for damages and losses incurred during Hurricane Irma.

(October 10, 2017)

County approves Crystal River Airport master plan

Tom Davis, Citrus County aviation pioneer

The Citrus County Commission on Tuesday approved the updated master plan for the Crystal River Airport.

Commisioners approved the long-range plan, which reaches into 2027, unanimously.

The FAA recommends updating the Airport Master Plan (with the Airport Layout Plan) every five to 10 years, or sooner if significant changes have occurred at the airport. 

Trump signs emergency declaration for Florida

FEMA logoWASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Florida to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Nate beginning on October 7, 2017 and continuing.

Possible flooding seen in county

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Saturday said that signs have been placed indicating possible flooding in Homosassa and Crystal River.

So far, signage is being placed at Sutton and Ozello by county road maintenance due to water.

There was also water over the road at State Park and Seminole (signs being placed there as well), and also the area of NW 19th Court off NW 15th Street in Crystal River. Crystal River public works has already placed permanent signs there.

Sheriff's Office gives tips to prevent disaster fraud

CCSO starThe Citrus County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of LEGITIMATE contract inspectors in the county conducting inspections on behalf of FEMA for disaster claims.

Because of the potential for disaster scams and frauds, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office wanted to put some helpful tips out to protect residents, or someone they care about, from disaster fraud:

Citrus County Utilities wins 2017 WaterSense® Partner of the Year award

Debra Burden, Citrus County Water Conservation Manager, accepts the award at the EPA Annual Conference in Las Vegas on October 5, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Citrus County Utilities with a 2017 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award for its major contributions to WaterSense and water efficiency in 2016.

The utility received one of 20 WaterSense awards today at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas for helping Americans to save water, energy, and money.

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