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)


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

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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.

PSC chair comments about Hurricane Irma's power lessons

By Julie I. Brown,
Florida PSC Chair
Florida PSC Chair Julie I. BrownThe power grid is the foundation for Florida’s economy and how all Floridians live, work, and function on a day-to-day basis. 

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.


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