Hurricane

Final pickup for storm debris scheduled

Citrus County will be conducting a final pickup for storm generated debris, including private roads, on the west side of U.S. 19.

Debris removal will begin on Monday Oct. 17.

All debris will be picked up by Oct. 26. Vegetation, and white goods (appliances), should be separated from other storm debris.

This will be the final storm-generated debris pickup.

FEMA small-business loans available

Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program has been activated to support small businesses impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

Goodbye Matthew: Citrus threat ends

Citrus County is no longer under a tropical storm warning.

Hurricane Matthew continues to track north, away from Citrus County.

While the county will still continue to get rain and some wind from Matthew's rain band, the impact to Citrus County will continue to get lower and lower as the day progresses.

With that, this is the last update for Hurricane Matthew.  The Citrus County Emergency Operations Center will be going back to a Level 3 Monitoring Status.

All shelters have been closed, and citizens Information Lines are now closed.

Obama declares Florida emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the State of Florida to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Matthew beginning on October 3, 2016, and continuing.

Governor advises residents to prepare for Hurricane Matthew

Florida Governor Rick Scott advises state residents to prepare for Hurricane Matthew's path (Oct. 4, 2016)

Governor Rick Scott today visited the City of Hialeah Emergency Operations Center to meet with emergency management officials as the state prepares for Hurricane Matthew, a life-threatening category four storm.

Governor Scott also signed Executive Order 16-230 declaring a state of emergency for every Florida county due to the severity and magnitude of Hurricane Matthew.

Residents, businesses: Register for disaster assistance

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Citrus, Dixie, Hernando, Hillsborough, Leon, Levy, Pasco and Pinellas counties who were affected by Hurricane Hermine are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as they may be eligible for disaster assistance.

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