Storm Watch

If you are told
to evacuate

Red Cross Shelters (Citrus County)

Emergency Information

Should a hurricane threaten Citrus County, all residents west of U.S. 19 to one and one half miles east of U.S. 19 must evacuate. Residents who do not have another safe place to wait through the storm should go to one of the Red Cross shelters for their zone. Emergency management officials also have designated specific routes so they can reroute evacuees as shelters fill.

All mobile home residents should evacuate. Other shelters, including two special-needs shelters at Withlacoochee Vocational School, 1007 W Main St. Inverness and Lecanto Primary School, 3790 W Educational Path, will be opened as needed.

Citrus Springs Elementary 3570 W Century Blvd., Citrus Springs
Rock Crusher Elementary 100 Rock Crusher Road, Lecanto
Lecanto Complex 3790 W. Educational Path, Lecanto
Hernando Elementary School 2353 N Croft Road, Hernando
Pleasant Grove Elementary 630 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness
Inverness Middle School 1950 U.S. 41 N, Inverness
Citrus High 600 W Highland Blvd., Inverness
Inverness Elementary 260 S. Line St., Inverness
Withlacoochee Vocational 1201 W Main St., Inverness
Floral City Elementary Marvin Street and Old Floral City Road, Floral City
Citrus Springs Middle School 150 W Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs

Emergency Information

Emergency information for evacuation and warning:

If you need help locating your evacuation zone, route or shelter before a hurricane threatens, call:

Citrus Emergency Management 726-4488 or 746-6555
(For advance registration and need assessment of homebound and special needs residents, officials will interview residents over the phone to assess their needs.)
Red Cross, Citrus County 746-1930
Citrus Memorial Hospital 726-1551
Seven Rivers Community Hospital 795-6560

To be used only in emergencies: 911

Emergency requiring police, fire or medical assistance only anywhere in Citrus County.


As a hurricane approaches, radio and television stations will be important sources of emergency information. Stay tuned to local channels.

In the Tampa Bay area, the National Weather Service will broadcast regularly updated information on its special FM high-band frequency of 162.55 megahertz.

On the Web: National Hurricane Center -- http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

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