Hurricane

Florida PSC plans hurricane prep, restoration review

PSC logoThe Florida Public Service Commission today set its plan to review electric utility hurricane preparedness and restoration actions during the 2017 hurricane season.

The review will explore the potential to further minimize infrastructure damage that results in outages.

Department of Health answers 'Fish Kill' questions

Fish kill on Turner Camp RoadIn the wake of recent Withlacoochee River flooding caused by Hurricane Irma, some areas in Citrus County have experienced an increase in incidents of “Fish Kills” and associated odors brought on by decomposing fish.

Here is some information on the recent fish kill: 

Fish Kill Causes: 

TOP VIDEO: Irma and Flooding

Hurricane Irma left two gifts for Citrus County as it passed into history.

The first gift was a combination of storm debris, roof damage, food spoilage and power failures.

The second gift is just now being "unwrapped" -- flooding along the Withlacoochee River.

Sheriff's Capt. Dave DeCarlo, Citrus County Emergency Operations Director, explains the status of the storm's newest effects to the Citrus County Commission (September 26, 2017)

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Emergency Ops Director DeCarlo updates county on storm, flooding

Capt. Dave DeCarlo, Citrus County Emergency Operations DirectorCitrus County Emergency Operations Director Dave DeCarlo on Tuesday updated county commissioners on the effects of Hurricane Irma and the water levels of the Withlacoochee River in the Citrus County area.

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. 

FEMA disaster teams working in Citrus county

Courtesy photo by FEMA.gov

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has Disaster Assistance Survivor Teams (DSAT) working in two areas in Citrus County.

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