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Weather conditions improving in Citrus County

Weather conditions improving in Citrus County

Citrus County, Florida-- Citrus County Sheriff's Office reports that as Tropical Depression Debby moves south, changes in wind direction impact flood waters favorably, and help push water back out from the Citrus coastline.

CCSO says as of 11:30 p.m. tonight, Citizen Information Lines are no longer in operation, and shelter locations are no longer open.

Emergency management officials will continue to conduct damage assessments related to Debby.

In case of emergency, citizens are asked to call 911 directly.

The Salvation Army responds to Tropical Storm Debby

The Salvation Army responds to Tropical Storm Debby

Lutz, Fla. - Today The Salvation Army placed seven canteens (mobile kitchens) on stand-by, making preparations to respond to flooding in regions affected by Tropical Storm Debby. Local assessment teams are mobilizing to determine specific needs of those affected across Florida.

Teams from Clay, Marion, Alachua, Citrus counties as well as Jacksonville, Tallahassee and North Central Florida Outpost (Madison county) are being assembled to support these affected areas.

"From Naples to Panama City, Debby is definitely making its mark on Florida,"

Florida DOH: Alert to private well owners in flooded areas

Florida DOH: Alert to private well owners in flooded areas

Bartow, Florida -- The Florida Department of Health is advising private well owners affected by flood waters to take precautions against disease-causing organisms that may make their water unsafe to drink.

DOH recommends one of the following:

Nature Coast Volunteer Center

Nature Coast Volunteer Center

Citrus County, Florida-- In natural disasters, neighbors can make all the difference. Often times, they bring the message to others about being prepared for a disaster, and Citrus County wants to make sure their residents are prepared to help their neighbors.

They are hosting a Neighbor Helping Neighbor Training, sponsored by the Homeland Security Volunteer Team of Citrus County, on Thursday, July 12 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the Citrus County Resource Center in Lecanto.