September 27, 2022 9:40 PM
City of Inverness PSA as of 9:35pm 09/27/22
As Hurricane Ian makes its approach to the coastline of western Florida, mandatory evacuations have been issued for Zone A, and voluntary evacuations have been issued for all other areas throughout the county, especially those citizens living in mobile homes, manufactured homes, and recreational vehicles.
Hospital emergency departments and freestanding ER will remain open and prepared for medical emergencies, and should not be used as a shelter.
Shelters will be at the following locations
• 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.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫:
- A 72-hour supply of all required medications
- All medical equipment and supplies (oxygen tanks, etc.) required for those with special needs
- Personal information (Identification with photo)
- Any special dietary needs or food (must be non-perishable)
-Extra batteries or an external power supply for electronic devices
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Center is currently at a partial activation and will be moving to a full activation tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. The possible impacts of Hurricane Ian on our county are significant. At the moment, the goal of the Citrus County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management team is to preserve life and mitigate any sort vulnerability our county may experience by disasters like Hurricane Ian.
Please continue to take this weather event seriously and take the time now to get last minute essential supplies.
𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐛𝐚𝐠 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝟖 𝐚.𝐦. 𝐭𝐨 𝟓 𝐩.𝐦., 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐬:
• 4508 S. Grandmarch Ave. in Homosassa, near Grover Cleveland Boulevard
• 7490 W Gulf to Lake Hwy, in Crystal River, on the opposite side of the road from Dan’s Clam Stand
𝐈𝐧 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐛𝐚𝐠𝐬 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐭:
• Bicentennial Park, 501 N Baseball Point, Crystal River
• Floral Park, 9530 S Parkside Ave, Floral City
September 26, 2022 9:25 AM
For continued up-to-date information, please visit the National Hurricane Center