Citrus County: Hurricane Ian mandatory evacuation notice

BOCC SealThe 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 vehicles throughout the county.

Citizens may view our county’s evacuation zones here to determine if they are in this mandatory evacuation:

Shelters will be OPENING today at 6 p.m., at the following locations (PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL LOCATIONS ARE OPEN, ONLY THOSE LISTED BELOW):

  • Forest Ridge Elementary School (Special Needs) – 2927 North Forest Ridge Blvd., Hernando, FL 34442
  • Lecanto Primary (Pet Friendly) – 3790 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL 34461
  • Central Ridge Elementary School (General Population) – 185 West Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, FL 34434
  • Citrus High School (General Population) – 600 West Highland Blvd., Inverness, FL 34452

Public shelters should be an option of last resort.  Citizens should make all preparations to shelter with family or friends and exhaust all other options before utilizing a public shelter.

Sexual Offenders must report to the Citrus County Detention Facility to seek shelter if needed. The facility is located at 2604 W Woodland Ridge Dr., Lecanto, FL 34461.

Please continue to take this weather event seriously and take the time now to get last minute essential supplies.

Our Citizen Information Lines (CIL) are open from 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. today. Citizens can call (352)249-2775 for information regarding Hurricane Ian and what they can do to prepare.

At this time, all county government buildings will be closed Wednesday, September 28th, through Thursday, September 29th.  This includes the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office main operations building in Inverness, substations in Crystal River and Beverly Hills. The Tax Collectors Office and the Department of Health will be closed (Wed. & Thurs.).

Jury Duty for the Clerk of Courts is cancelled for tomorrow.

Please ONLY use 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.

Inverness teacher heads to Washington for C-SPAN’s 2019 Educators’ Conference

Inverness Middle School teacher Rick Nelson

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Inverness Middle School teacher Rick Nelson, will attend one of two C-SPAN Educators’ Conferences for an immersive experience with C-SPAN’s educational resources.

Nelson, a social studies teacher, is one of 32 educators from across the nation selected to attend the middle school conference July 22-23.

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