The 2025 Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) Regional Water Supply Plan (RWSP) Team will be holding a virtual public meeting Oct. 13, 2023, from 9-11 a.m. The 2025 CFWI RWSP is the second five-year update to the 2015 CFWI RWSP and is a collaborative effort between the St. Johns, Southwest and South Florida water management...
(The Center Square) – The Tampa Bay Rays will reportedly announce plans Tuesday for a new $1.2 billion domed stadium that could cost up to $600 million in public funds. The domed stadium would have 30,000 seats, be located near Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg’s 86-acre Historic Gas Plant District and be ready to open...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis provided updates for Florida policyholders following Hurricane Idalia, including the issuance of an emergency order by the Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) to protect policyholders impacted by the storm. Additional announcements include the approval of a fifth property insurer since March and the approval of 202,399 additional takeout requests...
By Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast Hurricane Idalia is expected to impact Citrus County sometime Tuesday. Winds are predicted to be Category 3 Hurricane strength, that means 129 miles per hour. Catastrophic life threating storm surge up to 11 feet above ground level is expected. A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for all of those...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has approved Tailrow Insurance Company’s application for the issuance of a permit to become an authorized domestic insurer and write homeowners mutli-peril line of insurance in Florida. Tailrow Insurance Company is the first company to be approved to become an authorized property and casualty domestic...
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues to monitor bird mortalities suspected to be attributed to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza throughout Florida. This strain has been documented in the United States since 2021 and was detected for the first time in Florida in January 2022. The FWC has documented the virus in 37...
The Citrus County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) will meet on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 5:00pm. The meeting will be held in the café at the Citrus County Resource Center, located at 2804 West Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, Florida. For more information, call the Citrus County Housing Division at (352) 527-7520.
Citrus County government offices will be closed Friday, December 23, and Monday, December 26, 2022, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Normal hours of operation and services will resume Tuesday, December 27, with the following exceptions: • Citrus County Animal Services (CCAS) will be closed to the public on Friday, December 23, and Saturday, December...
Almost 12 weeks after Hurricane Ian made landfall the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and partner agencies continue their efforts to remove vessels rendered derelict by the storm in Charlotte, Collier, Lee and Monroe counties. Imagery from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has identified over 7,500 potentially displaced vessels. FWC officers have...
Hurricane Ian has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Citrus County is no longer under a storm surge warning and the areal flood watch for the county has been canceled. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Center is now downgrading to a partial activation, level 2 status. From the National Weather Service briefing at...
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