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TOP VIDEO: Hurricane Irma Effects

Citrus County Emergency Operations Director Dave DeCarlo briefs county commissioners about the effects of Hurricane Irma and the approaching surge of water on the Withlacoochee River (September 19, 2017)

Fish kill reported on Withlacoochee River

A fish kill and possible sheen on the water were reported being seen on the Withlacoochee River near the end of Turner Camp Road. (Photo provided by Citrus County Sheriff's Office)

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Monday was made aware of a fish kill and possible sheen on the water on the Withlacoochee River near the end of Turner Camp Road.

Mobile home burns in Hernando

No injuries were reported during a mobile home fire on Monday in Hernando.
 
Citrus Sheriff Fire Rescue on Friday was dispatched to the structure fire at 7139 N. Nature Trail, where they found a single-wide mobile home with fire and smoke showing.
 
The structure was fully involved with fire. 
 

Deputies looking for bank robbery suspect

BB&T Bank in Crystal River

The BB&T bank at U.S.19 and South Venable in Crystal River had to be closed closed due to a robbery at about 3:15 p.m., the Citrus County Sheriff's Office reported on Wednesday.

Donations sought for homeless, stray animals

Due to the impending impact of Hurricane Irma on Citrus County the Animal Shelter (Citrus County Animal Services) is anticipating an influx of homeless and stray animals.

Additional donations of critical items will be needed to care for animals and their comfort during the storm and during recovery efforts.

Below is a list of items needed:

Gov. Scott declares pre-Irma State of Emergency

Hurricane Irma on Sept. 4, 2017

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in the state as rapidly growing Hurricane Irma, now a Category 4 storm, is expected to make landfall later this week.

The state of emergency has been issued for all of Florida’s 67 counties. Scott said that the state would “prepare for the worst and hope for the best” as Irma is expected to hit the state around Friday.

The governor tweeted Monday that he urges “all Floridians to remain vigilant and stay alert to local weather and news and visit FLGetAPlan.com today to get prepared.”

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