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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)

County extends local state of emergency to cover flooding

Dave DeCarloThe Citrus County Commission on Tuesday extended the local state of emergency it had declared when Hurricane Irma entered the county and inflicted damage in a number of places. It expired today.
 
The hurricane cut a 500-mile swatch across Florida as it entered the state at Miami as a Category 5 storm. 
 

What to expect when you register for FEMA disaster assistance

FEMA logoBy Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer
 
Citrus County residents who want to apply for FEMA disaster assistance should know how the process works to get assistance from damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

Below are a few tips to get you started.

Citrus County transit closed to regular service

Due to the impending storm, Hurricane Irma, Citrus County Transit will be closed to regular service, para transit (door to door by advanced reservation) and Orange Line Deviated Fixed Route on both Friday September 8 and Monday September 11.

TOP VIDEO: Gov. Scott issues warning

Florida Governor Rick Scott warned residents not to ignore evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Irma. (Sept. 6)

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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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