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Hurricane Ian mandatory evacuation notice Citrus County

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners has issued a MANDATORY EVACUATION for Zone A. This zone includes all low-lying areas west of U.S. Highway 19 and some areas additional areas east of U.S. Highway 19. All other areas are advised to voluntary evacuate, especially those citizens living in mobile homes, manufactured homes, and recreational...

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All district-managed campgrounds, properties to close Sept. 27 at noon

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will close all District-managed campgrounds and properties to include trails and day use areas throughout its 16-county region Tuesday, Sept. 27, at noon in anticipation of impacts from Hurricane Ian. For the most updated information, please visit the District’s website at WaterMatters.org. As a reminder, you can follow...

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Citrus County commission issues state of emergency

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has issued a local state of emergency in preparation for Hurricane Ian. No closures have been announced at this time. The regular BOCC meeting and final budget hearing will be held as scheduled on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Two self-serve sandbag sites are currently open: Bicentennial Park,...

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UPDATED: Citrus County opens sandbag sites

In preparation for Hurricane Ian, two self-serve sandbag sites will open at 12:00pm (noon) on Monday, September 26, 2022: Bicentennial Park, 501 N Baseball Point, Crystal River Floral Park, 9530 S Parkside Ave, Floral City Self-serve sites are open 24 hours but are not monitored overnight for availability of supplies. Sand and sandbags will be...

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FDA OK’s Pfizer booster shots for kids ages 5-11

FOX NEWS — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Tuesday that it had amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, allowing the use of a single booster dose in children ages 5 to 11. The shot would be given at least five months after completion of a primary series...

Law enforcement looking for missing Ocala couple
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Law enforcement looking for missing Ocala couple

The Citrus County and Marion County Sheriff’s Offices are looking for a missing elderly Ocala couple who went on a trip to visit family but apparently never made it to their destination. Deputies said that Wendall and Joan Crist left a home on Southwest 95th Ave in Ocala to meet family in Ft. Lauderdale, but...