Category Archives: Public Information

Pasco County and American Red Cross to open Recovery Center

Tuesday, October 17 – Friday, October 20, 2017 Pasco County Emergency Management, in partnership with the American Red Cross, is opening a Hurricane Irma Recovery Center at the Fasano Center, located at 11611 Denton Avenue in Hudson, Florida. The recovery center will be open daily from October 17, 2017 through October 20, 2017 from 10 … Continue reading Pasco County and American Red Cross to open Recovery Center

USDA to hold Farmer and Rancher Hurricane Recovery Meeting Oct. 24

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Service Centers in Florida is holding a disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshop in Citrus County, for farmers and ranchers impacted by Hurricane Irma.  The Citrus County meeting will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the Citrus County Extension Service Office, 3650 W. Sovereign … Continue reading USDA to hold Farmer and Rancher Hurricane Recovery Meeting Oct. 24

Help Survey of Hernando County Emergency Communications

In preparation for Hurricane Irma, Hernando County Emergency Management utilized many tools to provide warnings and emergency messages to residents. To learn more about the effectiveness of our messaging, we are supporting the efforts of a graduate student at the University of Florida with a timely survey on this topic. We encourage everyone to participate. … Continue reading Help Survey of Hernando County Emergency Communications

Citrus County BOCC Accepting Applications for Vacancies on the Water & Wastewater Authority

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for two Technical members (four-year term) and one Alternate Member (one-year term) to serve on the Citrus County Water & Wastewater Authority. This board provides for regulation of private, for-profit water, bulk water and wastewater utilities within the unincorporated areas of Citrus County. Current positions … Continue reading Citrus County BOCC Accepting Applications for Vacancies on the Water & Wastewater Authority

Pasco County Libraries Announces Restoration of Hours

Ribbon Cuttings to be held to mark Monday openings Pasco County Libraries is excited to announce a partial restoration of operating hours at all seven library branches beginning Monday, October 16, 2017. The Land O’ Lakes Library and the Regency Park Library will now be open on Mondays!  Monday hours will be restored at all … Continue reading Pasco County Libraries Announces Restoration of Hours

Citrus County awarded WaterSense Partner of the Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Citrus County Utilities with a 2017 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award for its major contributions to WaterSense and water efficiency in 2016. The utility received one of 20 WaterSense awards today at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas for helping Americans to save water, energy, and … Continue reading Citrus County awarded WaterSense Partner of the Year

Hurricane Irma Disaster Assistance Available in Pasco County

FEMA teams at Land O’ Lakes Library through Saturday, October 14, 2017 A Disaster Survivor Assistance Team is available Wednesday, October 11, 2017 through Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Land O’ Lakes Library, located at 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes, Florida to help Pasco County residents affected by Hurricane Irma. Federal Emergency Management … Continue reading Hurricane Irma Disaster Assistance Available in Pasco County

Hernando Health and Human Service and Veterans Service Departments Relocate

The Hernando County Health & Human Services and Veterans Services departments announce that they have relocated to 621 West Jefferson Street, Brooksville, FL 34601. Phone numbers and office hours remain the same. The Health and Human Services provides diverse services designed to assist with resolving interim health and human service needs, promoting self-sufficiency and enhancing … Continue reading Hernando Health and Human Service and Veterans Service Departments Relocate

UF/IFAS Pasco Extension to Host Disaster Assistance Session Oct. 12

Town Hall will help farmers/ranchers with Hurricane Irma disaster assistance The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service is hosting an informational session on Thursday, October 12, 2017 with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), the  Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture … Continue reading UF/IFAS Pasco Extension to Host Disaster Assistance Session Oct. 12

Hernando County Adds Additional Debris Hauler to Irma Cleanup

Herando County Government has contracted with an additional hauler to help expedite the Hurricane Irma debris removal process. Starting the week of October 9, Tag Grinding will begin collecting storm debris on the west side of the Suncoast Parkway. Nearly 19,000 cubic yards of debris have already been picked-up by the initial hauler, Grubbs Emergency … Continue reading Hernando County Adds Additional Debris Hauler to Irma Cleanup

Citrus County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee public meeting Oct. 17

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 17, at 5:00pm, at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 West Marc Knighton Court, Room 135, Lecanto, Florida. Any person desiring further information regarding this meeting may contact Citrus County Housing Services, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, FL 34461 (352) 527-7520. Any person who … Continue reading Citrus County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee public meeting Oct. 17

Feeding Pasco’s Elderly to host Annual Ambassador’s Breakfast

Help improve quality of life for Pasco seniors The Pasco County Senior Services Division is pleased to announce Feeding Pasco’s Elderly will host the 3rd Annual Ambassador’s Breakfast on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Verizon Event Center located at 8718 Trouble Creek Road, in New Port Richey, Florida. … Continue reading Feeding Pasco’s Elderly to host Annual Ambassador’s Breakfast

FDOT advises of Halls River Bridge night work October 9

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will be working to repair the guard railing on the Halls River Bridge during the night of Monday, October 9, beginning at 7:00pm. The maximum duration of traffic stops will be 15 minutes for approaching vehicles which will allow meaningful work to occur and short enough that it doesn’t unreasonably … Continue reading FDOT advises of Halls River Bridge night work October 9

Hurricane Irma Citrus County Relief Center Open

Citrus County has opened the Hurricane Irma Citrus County Relief Center at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct., Lecanto, FL. 34461 with FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Specialists available to help people register for FEMA assistance. The Citrus County Relief Center will be open from 8:00am to 6:00pm, until further notice, including … Continue reading Hurricane Irma Citrus County Relief Center Open

Florida Department of Health Relocating Clinical Services in Citrus County

Florida Department of Health in Citrus County will be relocating its clinical services from Inverness to Lecanto beginning on October 6, 2017. In an effort to provide more efficient clinical services for clients in Citrus County, the Florida Department of Health will be relocating many of its programs from its Inverness Clinic to its main … Continue reading Florida Department of Health Relocating Clinical Services in Citrus County

Citrus County Fire Rescue New Contact Info

Citrus County Fire Rescue has updated its contact information as follows: Fire Rescue main line phone number: 352-527-5406 Fire Rescue Offices are located at: 3600 W Sovereign Path Suite 141 Lecanto FL, 34461 New website address is: www.citruscountyfire.com Any fire report or (Insurance Service Office) Fire property rating ISO questions to contact Linda Fritz at: … Continue reading Citrus County Fire Rescue New Contact Info

Tropical Depression #16 and the Nature Coast

Tropical Depression #16 has formed off the eastern coast of Nicaragua. This system is currently moving northwest at 7 mph, and has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. Additional strengthening is expected, and the system is expected to reach hurricane strength (74 mph or greater) prior to making landfall around the Florida Panhandle by Sunday. … Continue reading Tropical Depression #16 and the Nature Coast

Deadline to Request Storm Debris Pick Up: 10/6/2017

Requests can be made online or via the MyPasco App Residents who would like Pasco County to pick up their storm-related debris have until Friday, October 6, 2017 to submit a request.  Requests can be made directly through Pasco County’s website: www.pascocountyfl.net or via the MyPasco app. County crews are working twelve hours a day, … Continue reading Deadline to Request Storm Debris Pick Up: 10/6/2017

Pasco County Offices to close for Staff Development Day Oct. 9

Pasco County Government offices, including The Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office, will be closed to the public on Monday, October 9, 2017, for a Staff Development Day.  All County Departments will be performing staff development activities throughout the day. The Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources’ Offices, Recreation Complexes and Community Centers will be … Continue reading Pasco County Offices to close for Staff Development Day Oct. 9

‘Doing business with Pasco County’ Workshop

Pasco County Purchasing to host vendor workshop October 5, 2017 The Pasco County Purchasing Department is inviting all local vendors interested in doing business with the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to attend a Vendor Workshop on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Utilities Administration Building, located … Continue reading ‘Doing business with Pasco County’ Workshop

Hernando County Local State of Emergency Expired Oct. 1

As of 11:59 p.m., Sunday, October 1, 2017, the local state of emergency declared for Hernando County has expired. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will resume normal operating hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hernando County Government’s Office of Emergency Management staff and EOC partners will continue to coordinate recovery efforts … Continue reading Hernando County Local State of Emergency Expired Oct. 1

FEMA Disaster Centers in Hernando County

Hernando County’s Office of Emergency Management has partnered with Pasco-Hernando State College – Spring Hill campus to open an additional Disaster Assistance Center to help residents with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) information and application process. Below is a list of addresses, dates and times for Disaster Assistance Centers throughout the county. *NEW Spring … Continue reading FEMA Disaster Centers in Hernando County

Operation Blue Roof location Open in Citrus County through Oct. 4

Operation Blue Roof is available for Citrus County residents now until October 4, 2017. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide temporary blue plastic roofs to residences to prevent additional damage due to Hurricane Irma.  Engineers are available to meet with citizens at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, … Continue reading Operation Blue Roof location Open in Citrus County through Oct. 4

Citrus DSNAP Location Open daily until Oct. 4

Citrus County’s DSNAP site is located at the College of Central Florida, Lecanto Campus, 3800 S. Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto, FL.  It will be open daily from 7am-6pm now until – October 4, 2017. Citrus County residents seeking disaster food assistance should be aware of important details prior to visiting a Food for Florida site. To … Continue reading Citrus DSNAP Location Open daily until Oct. 4

No-Interest Loans Available to Help Stormproof Pasco Homes

Applications being accepted to help homeowners prepare for severe weather Pasco County Community Development is now accepting applications for the Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program (HLMP), which is designed to help homeowners prepare for potential hurricanes.  The program includes installation of the following: roofing, gable end bracing, truss or rafter-to-wall connections, impact-resistant doors, window storm shutters … Continue reading No-Interest Loans Available to Help Stormproof Pasco Homes

SWFWMD Board Approves Plans for Homosassa and Chassahowitzka Rivers

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board (SWFWMD) recently approved the Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) plans for the Homosassa and Chassahowitzka rivers, meaning all five first-magnitude springs in the District now have established plans for improvement of those water bodies. The SWIM Act requires the District to maintain a priority list of … Continue reading SWFWMD Board Approves Plans for Homosassa and Chassahowitzka Rivers

Disaster Assistance Offices extend dates of operation

Due to high demand, Hernando County has extended the dates of the following offices offering disaster relief assistance. Brooksville The Disaster Assistance Center located at the Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Boulevard in Brooksville, will be open Saturday, September 30 through Wednesday, October 4 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Center … Continue reading Disaster Assistance Offices extend dates of operation

Aerial Spraying for Mosquitoes Completed Oct. 1

The aerial mosquito spraying that was scheduled for Friday, September 29, was postponed due to weather. A small area of the county was sprayed the night of Saturday, September 30 and all remaining areas east of the Suncoast Parkway was sprayed Sunday, October 1, starting at 8 p.m. through dawn. Due to a surge in … Continue reading Aerial Spraying for Mosquitoes Completed Oct. 1

All Brooksville Parks have Reopened

The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce that all areas of Tom Varn Park are now open. Jerome Brown Community Center is open Tom Varn Basketball Courts are open McKethan Park is open Tom Varn Park Playground is open Tom Varn Park Pavilions are open Tom Varn Park Softball fields are open … Continue reading All Brooksville Parks have Reopened

Withlacoochee Flooding and Fish Kills

In the wake of recent Withlacoochee River flooding caused by Hurricane Irma, some areas in Citrus County have experienced an increase in incidents of “Fish Kills” and associated odors brought on by decomposing fish. Here is some information on the recent fish kill: Fish Kill Causes:  Besides some common causes of fish kills in Florida, … Continue reading Withlacoochee Flooding and Fish Kills