County landfill extends hours

The Citrus County landfill has commenced seven-days-a-week operation from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day for the general public, and from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for certified commercial haulers to accommodate storm debris collection operation for the City of Crystal River and Citrus County from Hurricane Hermine.

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State honors Citrus Deputy in Tallahassee ceremonies

Citrus County Deputy Jonathan Behnen was presented with the Local Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award by Governor Rick Scott, First Lady Ann Scott and FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen in Tallahassee for the Florida Missing Children's Day ceremony. PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff's Office. (Sept. 12, 2016)

Citrus County Deputy Jonathan Behnen was honored today as Local Law Enforcement Officer of the year in ceremonies today in Tallahassee.

Gridlock keeps Zika funding hostage

I want to talk about Zika with you for a moment, because if there are people out there who aren’t worried about it, they should be.

This is an emergency unfolding in slow motion, but it’s an emergency nonetheless.

Initial Hurricane Hermine damage estimates complete

Waters rise in Crystal River housing areas (PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff's Office September 2016)

The initial numbers for the damages to Citrus County from Hurricane Hermine were completed on Wednesday and forwarded to the Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM).

The Citrus County Emergency Management said that Citrus County has identified approximately $102 million in damages, and has documented 2,694 homes and properties (commercial included) impacted by Hurricane Hermine.

Citrus County asks when to expect FEMA aid

EOC Capt. Dave DeCarloCaptain Dave DeCarlo,
Citrus County Director of Emergency Management

Hurricane Hermine left a mark on Citrus County, to say the least.

Now that we have blue skies again, what happens next?

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