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FEMA AND FLOOD INFORMATION

PRIOR TO A HURRICANE:

  1. MAKE A PLAN, VISIT https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit & http://www.sheriffcitrus.org/citrus-county disaster-preparation.php
  2. KNOW YOUR ESCAPE ROUTES
  3. PICK A LOCATION TO MEET
  4. DECIDE HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE

 

IMPENDING HURRICANE:

  1. STAY ABREAST OF THE HURRICANE TRACK, ESTIMATED LANDFALL, AND LANDFALL LOCATION.
  2. EVACUATE IF ORDERED
  3. FOLLOW THE HURRICANE AT http://www.sheriffcitrus.org/emergency-management.php  or https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

 

AFTER A HURRICANE:

WHAT TO DO?

  1. DO NOT RETURN TO YOUR HOME UNTIL THE CITRUS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS DECLARED THE AREA TO BE SAFE
  2. YOU MAY BEGIN CLEAN-UP OF YOUR PROPERTY, BUT DO NOT BEGIN REPAIRS WITHOUT CONTACTING THE PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:  352-795-4216, EXT. 317.  IT IS OKAY TO REMOVE DAMAGED ITEMS.
  3. YOU MUST COMPLETE THE FEMA REQUIRED PAPERWORK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and/or DURING YOUR PERMITTING PROCESS IF YOU SUSTAINED DAMAGE.  TAKE LOTS OF PHOTOS OF THE DAMAGE, INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR.  SEE FORMS BELOW!
  4. BEWARE OF SCAMS - NO LEGITIMATE CONTRACTOR WILL STATE THAT YOU DO NOT NEED A PERMIT FOR A REPAIR - CHECK WITH THE CRYSTAL RIVER BUILDING DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO SIGNING ANY CONTRACT OR PAYING ANY MONEY!  WE WILL CONFIRM IF YOUR CONTRACTOR IS LICENSED AND INSURED!  PLEASE READ ADVICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS.

 

REMEMBER:  DO NOT BEGIN REPAIRS OR SIGN A CONTRACT WITH A CONTRACTOR UNTIL YOU HAVE CHECKED WITH THE CITY BUILDING DEPARTMENT AT 352-795-4216, EXT. 317!

Important Phone Numbers:

Citrus County Emergency Management:  352-746-6555

Citizen Information Lines:  352-746-5470 or 352-746-2106

City of Crystal River Floodplain Manager:  352-795-4216, ext. 308

Crystal River Development Services:  352-795-4216, ext. 306

Substantial Damage Determination Guideline& Forms:

 

No Flood Damage Affidavit - To be submitted if you did not sustain damage to your property from

the Hurricane

Substantial Improvement Package - To be submitted if you DID sustain damage to your property from the Hurricane.

Contractor Affidavit.pdf

Owner Affidavit.pdf

 

Disaster Declaration:

 

Federal Disaster Declaration

FEMA Assistance

How to Appeal FEMA Disaster Assistance

 

Disaster Information:

 

SERT Disaster

FEMA Insurance Claimbook

FEMA National FLood Insurance Fact Sheet

Acquisition Elevation Handbook Final

 

For additional information regarding flood zones please visit the City's Planning and Community Development Department Page,

 

For additional FEMA information please visit their website at https://www.fema.gov/ 

 

Jackie Gorman, Director

Planning & Community Development

123 NW Highway 19

Crystal River, FL  34428

jgorman@crystalriverfl.org

352-795-4216, ext. 308

Jeanette Rehberg, 

Development Services Assistant

123 NW Highway 19

Crystal River, FL  34428

jrehberg@crystalriverfl.org

352-795-4216, ext. 306

Eleanor Copeland, 

Permit Technician

123 NW Highway 19

Crystal River, FL  34428

ecopeland@crystalriverfl.org

352-795-4216, ext. 317

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City of Crystal River

123 NW HWY 19, Crystal River, FL 34428

Ph: (352) 795-4216

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