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Humberto expected to strengthen

…HUMBERTO EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS…
…SWELLS FROM HUMBERTO TO INCREASE RIP CURRENT THREAT ALONG THE
SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES COAST…

SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…28.3N 77.7W
ABOUT 135 MI…220 KM NNW OF GREAT ABACO ISLAND
ABOUT 175 MI…285 KM E OF CAPE CANAVERAL FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH…95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNW OR 335 DEGREES AT 7 MPH…11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1000 MB…29.53 INCHES
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USDA to Pprovide $150 million to aid rural communities affected by natural disasters

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service Administrator Bruce Lammers today announced that USDA is making $150 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities continue their recovery from the devastating effects of hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters.
“When rural America thrives, all of America thrives,” Lammers said. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA stands with the Nation’s rural communities in their long-term recovery following natural disasters.”

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Silver Alert turns to tragedy with discovery of body

Mary Gates. (PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 7, 2019)

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday said that the search for Mary Gates. age 94, ended after her body was located off of a hiking trail in Inverness.

She was reported missing on Friday night and a Silver Alert was initiated.

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2019 bay scallop seasons coming to an end in September

Scallop season runs from July 1 to Sept. 25.

Bay scallop seasons in the following regions close on:

  • 11 – Dixie and a portion of Taylor County (includes Dekle Beach, Keaton Beach and Steinhatchee).
  • 16 – Gulf County.
  • 25 – Franklin through northwest Taylor County and Levy through Hernando counties (includes Carrabelle, Lanark, St. Marks, Cedar Key, Crystal River and Homosassa).

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Avoid this genetic testing scam

Have you heard about the latest scam? Scammers are offering “free” genetic tests and claiming Medicare will cover it — so they can get your Medicare Number and use it to commit fraud and identity theft.

They’re targeting people through telemarketing calls, health fairs, and even knocking on doors.

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‘Operation Coin Toss’ yields 24 arrests

For the past two months, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) has covertly executed Operation Coin Toss, a comprehensive operation aimed at cracking down on the distribution of illegal narcotics within our county.. This effort has been a resounding success.

After securing over 20 arrest warrants with the help of the State Attorney’s Office, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) executed four search warrants throughout the west side of Citrus County.

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