Sheriff offers computer access to storm victims

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Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast (CitrusDaily.US photo)

Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast (CitrusDaily.US photo)For 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.

Those locations are: The Inverness Office, 1 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave., Inverness; Emergency Operations Center, 3549 Saunders Way, Lecanto; and the Crystal River Substation, 123 U.S. Hwy 19, Crystal River; each have a workstation in the lobby specifically for residents who may not have a computer at home.

“It’s very important to me that our citizens are not hindered by technology deficiencies in a time like this,” Sheriff Prendergast said. “I wanted to make sure there were multiple locations where those who were impacted by Hurricane Irma could visit to apply for assistance immediately. By supplying a workstation in Inverness, Lecanto and Crystal River, we’re at least adding to the cadre of locations where people can go to apply.”

Citrus County has been declared to receive both public assistance and individual assistance from FEMA. Register online now atawb://www.disasterassistance.org to be eligible for reimbursements for qualified items.