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Private Roads Included in Hurricane Irma Residential Debris Collection

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

Private Roads included in Hurricane Irma Residential Debris Collection

There will be one countywide pick up of vegetative debris at residential addresses beginning October 2, which will include private roads. All vegetative debris should be at the roadside/curbside no later than October 2, as we cannot predict the exact date the contractor will be in any given neighborhood. The contractor will begin work in the southeast corner of the County and work counter clockwise from there. Residents are urged to reduce tree limbs/trunks to “no longer” than 4’ in length. The residential storm debris will be collected from every publicly accessible road in the County, including private roads, as long as debris is placed where it can be mechanically collected.

To facilitate the cleanup, we are asking all citizens to follow these guidelines:

  • There will be ONE residential debris pick up, which will take 4 to 6 weeks to complete.

· Only storm generated natural vegetation will be collected.

· Please bring all storm generated natural vegetation to the curbside as quickly as possible.

· Do not place vegetative yard debris in plastic bags.

· Reduce tree limbs/trunks to “no longer” than 4’ in length.

· Do not pile storm generated vegetative debris around mailboxes, water meters, fire hydrants, next to fences, cars, telephone poles or under guide wires.

· Do not pile storm generated vegetative debris in the road.

· If you decide to perform your own cleanup and drive items to the landfill, you will be charged the normal prices.

· Storm related vegetative debris removed by contractors is not eligible for pick up.

· The debris pick up includes residential properties only. It does not include commercial and business properties.

A thorough and effective cleanup of the entire county will require several weeks. We are asking that residents be patient during this time.

Food for Florida Disaster food Assistance Program Available

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

The Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will implement the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program in Citrus County to assist individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Irma from September 30 – October 4.

To qualify for the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance program, applicants must have lived or worked in one of the counties declared for FEMA Individual Assistance on September 5, and not be receiving food assistance through the regular Food Assistance Program. Additionally, eligible individuals and families must have suffered a disaster-related loss, such as damage to their homes or self-employment property, loss of food, reduction or loss of income, or have incurred other disaster related expenses.  DCF will provide or mail Electronic Benefits Transfer cards to eligible individuals and families to use at authorized USDA food retailers. The program counts only income and expenses from September 5 through October 4, 2017.

Individuals are encouraged to apply (pre-register) prior to visiting the Food for Florida site. Pre-registration is available on the Food for Florida https://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/fff/ .

The Food for Florida disaster food assistance program for Citrus County will take place:

September 30 – October 4

Central Florida College

3800 South Lecanto Hwy, FL 34461

**Food for Florida site is located in Building 4, Conference Center, 1st Floor**

All sites will be open 7AM – 6PM

Please bring a valid Florida Driver License or Identification Card

Eligible individuals and families must have suffered a disaster-related loss, such as damage to their homes or self-employment property, loss of food, reduction or loss of income, or have incurred other disaster related expenses.

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