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Hurricane Jeanne

Citrus county information

By Times Staff Writer
Published September 27, 2004

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THE STORM
Enough already
Storm leaves region weary, in the dark
The effects of Jeanne graphic
Historic hurricane season graphic
FROM TAMPA BAY'S 10 NEWS

TAMPA BAY & STATE
Storm blows business into the few that stayed open
Q&A: Area can expect little wind, surge
Closings
Order to leave came late
Pinellas yet again appears to escape storm's worst
With power out, keep patience in reserve
Food spoils quickly in storm conditions
Handling damage
Insurers scurry to help again
Use common sense, caution with repairs
Third blow to Polk is the hardest
State and local officials blamed Hurricane Jeanne for six deaths

HILLSBOROUGH
Jeanne blew in a sense of deja vu

PINELLAS
Response mixed to evac orders
Roof damage forces seniors to evacuate
Service goes on despite Jeanne
Storm deals damaging hit to Clearwater Beach
Storm's near misses still felt like direct hits

PASCO
Jeanne strikes homes, fills rivers
Life after Jeanne
Snippets of drama swept in by storm

HERNANDO
Another blow to a slow recovery
Shelters fill with impatient refugees
Storm notebook

CITRUS
Defiance, discretion and demand for tacos
Citrus county information
Storm-weary slammed again
Utilities: Restoring power to take days
Flow of news quickly reaches Citrus
residents

ONLINE EXTRAS
Projected path
Message board: Write a message or leave some news on Jeanne
Interactive: Storm Watcher
Computer models
2004 hurricane guide
Tide charts
Official county evacuation and shelter maps for Tampa Bay area
National Hurricane Center
Hurricanes Explained
Interactive: Damage and Danger
Hurricane preparedness tips
Complete Hurricane Jeanne coverage

EMERGENCIES: Call 911.

STORM QUESTIONS: The county has activated its citizen information lines. Call 746-5470, 527-2106 and 746-6555 with storm-related questions.

SCHOOLS: Citrus schools are closed today. For information about Tuesday, call 726-1931 or 637-2233. Central Florida Community College also will be closed today.

TV and RADIO: County officials encourage residents to monitor local broadcast media outlets such as BayNews 9, WYKE-Ch. 16, WLMS-FM 88.3, WXCV-FM 95.3 (Citrus 95), WKTK-FM 98.5, WIFL-FM 104.3, WMFQ-FM 92.9, WRZN-AM 720 and WOGK-FM 93.7.

UTILITIES: Don't call 911 or the county information lines to report power outages.

Progress Energy: 1-800-228-8485

SECO: 726-3944

WREC: 795-4382

CURFEW: A curfew was put into effect between 8 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. today.

WATER, ICE, FOOD: The county plans to open distribution sites some time today once the weather permits. Once open, the sites are scheduled to remain in operation until 7 p.m. Water, ice and ready-to-eat meals have been ordered and are scheduled to be available at these locations:

Citrus County Chronicle building, 1624 N Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River

Moose Lodge #2308, 11890 N U.S. 41, Citrus Springs

Beverly Hills Fire Department, 4 Regina Blvd., Beverly Hills

BOIL WATER: The Citrus County Health Department advises residents whose private wells have been covered with standing water to boil their water before use, to disinfect it, or to use bottled water. To disinfect water, add one-eighth of a teaspoon of plain, unscented household bleach per gallon of water and then let it stand for 30 minutes. If the water is cloudy after 30 minutes, repeat the procedure.

CITRUS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: Patients scheduled to have procedures today should call their doctor's office to confirm. Hospital employees are expected to work their normally scheduled shifts.

OTHER CLOSINGS: There will be no court today. The courthouse will be closed, including county government offices. Non-essential county employees need not report for work today. The Key Training Center's adult day training services for today are cancelled.

OTHER NUMBERS:

American Red Cross: 1-866-438-4636

Animal Services: 726-7660

Florida Highway Patrol: 1-800-500-1240

Swiftmud: (352) 796-7211

FEMA: 1-800-621-3362

Citrus County Health Department: 527-0068

[Last modified September 26, 2004, 18:28:11]


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