Hurricane

Sheriff offers computer access to storm victims

CCSO StarFor those residents who don't have access to computers, but who need FEMA aid, the Sheriff's Office has offered three locations  where residents can go online to apply for aid.

Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast announced on Wednesday that residents can visit three different Sheriff’s Office locations to use a computer to apply for disaster assistance from FEMA.

FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program enhances flood claims process, extends grace period for policy renewals

FEMA logoWASHINGTON, Sept. 15 2017 —To support the ongoing disaster recovery, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is enhancing the flood insurance claims process, and extending the grace period for paying policy renewal premiums for insured survivors affected by Hurricane Irma.

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.

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