Hurricane Idalia

Hurricane Idalia
As our community recovers from the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia, Citrus County is working with state, local, and other federal leaders to ensure that all residents have access to resources and support. 

American Red Cross: 1-800-733-2767

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency: 1-800-621-3362
Speech/Hearing Impaired: 1-800-462-7585

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) State Assistance Information Line (SAIL): 1-800-342-3557

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Assistance: 1-386-719-5590

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance Center: 1-800-659-2955

The boardwalk and fishing pier at Fort Island Gulf Beach all sustained damage during Hurricane Idalia and remain closed until further notice. Staff are currently working to assess the extent of the storm damage and do not yet have an estimated time frame for repairs. For more information, call 352-527-7540.


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Citrus County Debris Removal Dashboard
Track progress on Debris Removal from areas impacted by Hurricane Idalia.

Standard landfill fees apply for self-haul debris. Some items (such as furniture, carpet, padding, mattresses, scrap metal, etc.) are always free per the landfill's residential fee schedule. For more information, call 352-527-7670 or email landfillinfo@citrusbocc.com.

Flood Mitigation Assistance Swift Current: Notice of Funding

The Flood Mitigation Assistance Swift Current (Swift Current) effort provides funding to mitigate buildings insured through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) after a major disaster declaration following a flood-related disaster event to reduce risk against future flood damage.
The full funding opportunity announcement is available on Grants.gov.

Available Funding
Funds will be made available to states, territories, and federally recognized tribal governments that receive a major disaster declaration following a flood-related disaster event and meet all other eligibility criteria. Swift Current is not available to all property owners and aims to provide flood mitigation funding for buildings with a current contract for flood insurance under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and a history of repetitive or substantial damage from flooding.
The total funding available for Fiscal Year 2023 is $300 million, which was made possible through an infusion of dollars by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), better known as Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

Eligible Projects
Swift Current funds Individual Flood Mitigation Projects for Flood Mitigation Assistance and/or NFIP-defined Repetitive Loss (RL), Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL), or properties deemed Substantially Damaged after the applicant’s disaster declaration date.
Eligible Individual Flood Mitigation Projects include the following project types which
may be referenced in the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program and Policy Guide:

-Property acquisition and structure demolition/relocation
-Structure elevations
-Dry floodproofing of historic residential structures or non-residential structures
 -Non-structural retrofitting of existing structures and facilities
  -Mitigation reconstruction
  -Structural retrofitting of existing structures


Definitions
Structures included in Individual Flood Mitigation Project sub-applications must be
Flood Mitigation Assistance and/or NFIP-defined Severe Repetitive Loss properties,
Repetitive Loss properties, or properties that were deemed Substantially Damaged
after the applicant’s disaster declaration date.

-Buildings identified in the sub-application must have a National Flood Insurance
Program policy in effect at the application start date and must maintain it
through completion of the flood hazard mitigation activity and for the life of
the structure.

-Buildings included in Individual Flood Mitigation Project sub-applications must
be Flood Mitigation Assistance and/or NFIP-defined Severe Repetitive Loss
properties, Repetitive Loss properties, or properties that were deemed
Substantially Damaged after the applicant’s disaster declaration date. Please
see Table 2 below for applicable definitions.

Eligible Property Type Definition
Flood Mitigation
Assistance defined
Severe Repetitive
Loss
Has four or more separate NFIP claims payments have been made
with the amount of each claim exceeding $5,000, and with the
cumulative amount of claims payments exceeding $20,000;
or
Has at least two separate NFIP claim payments have been made with
the cumulative amount of such claims exceeding the market value of
the insured structure.

Flood Mitigation
Assistance defined
Repetitive Loss
Have incurred flood-related damage on two occasions, in which the
cost of the repair, on the average, equaled or exceeded 25 percent of
the market value of the structure at the time of each such flood event,
and at the time of the second incidence of flood-related damage, the
contract for flood insurance contains increased cost of compliance
coverage.

National Flood
Insurance Program
defined Severe
Repetitive Loss
Has four or more separate National Flood Insurance Program claim
payments of more than $5,000 each (including building and contents
payments);
or
two or more separate claim payments (building payments only)
where the total of the payments exceeds the current market value of
the property.

National Flood
Insurance Program
defined Repetitive
Loss
A structure covered by a contract for flood insurance under the
National Flood Insurance Program that has incurred flood-related
damage on two occasions during a 10-year period, each resulting in at
least a $1,000 claim payment.

Substantial Damage Substantial damage applies to a structure in a Special Flood Hazard
Area – or floodplain – for which the total cost of repairs is 50% or
more of the structure’s market value before the disaster occurred,
regardless of the cause of damage.
This percentage rule can vary among jurisdictions. The decision about
a structure being substantially damaged is made at the local
community generally by a building-department official or floodplain
manager. For communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program, substantial damage determinations generally are required by local floodplain-management ordinances. These rules must be in place for residents of a community to purchase flood insurance.


Cost Share

Cost share is required for most sub-applications funded under Swift Current. FEMA may
contribute the federal cost share funding as indicated below. These are the definitions
for Flood Mitigation Assistance and National Flood Insurance Program insured
properties.

The Flood Mitigation Assistance Swift Current

Important Dates
The application period opens Nov. 15, 2023.

Disaster Declaration Deadline: May 31, 2023.

The application submission deadline will vary depending on the activation criteria met
and disaster declaration date.

-The eligibility period refers to the time that the applicant may submit sub-applications to Swift Current. The eligibility period start date will vary by
applicant.

-Upon Swift Current activation, the application deadline date will be provided to
the applicant. All applications must be received by the deadline.
Sub-applicants should consult with their applicant agency to confirm
sub-application deadlines.

-Local governments should consult with their state, tribal or territorial agency to
confirm deadlines to submit sub-applications for their consideration.


Submit Using the Mitigation eGrants System
All eligible applicants must submit their FY 2023 Swift Current grant applications to
FEMA using the Mitigation eGrants System.
If you need help with Mitigation eGrants, reach out to:

-Mitigation eGrants Help Desk

-Programmatic Helpline at (866) 222-3580 for Hazard Mitigation Assistance
programmatic support for questions


FEMA will distribute funding on a rolling basis as eligible applicants submit
applications until the total available funding amount of $300 million is exhausted.