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Hurricane kits distributed to 1,000 Citrus County seniors

Posted: 5:40 PM, Jun 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-04 18:12:55-04
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CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. -- The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners, Friends of the Community Centers, Inc. and Duke Energy partnered to assemble and distribute storm preparedness kits to some of the community’s most vulnerable residents: the senior citizens.

With the help of Duke Energy, volunteers and county staff assembled 1,000 storm preparedness kits that include items such as first aid kits, whistles, flashlights, batteries, ponchos, notepad and pen, wet wipes and pertinent storm safety and medical record information.

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The kits will be distributed through the county’s four congregate dining sites and through its meal delivery program. Captain David DeCarlo, Director of Emergency Management for the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is providing Hurricane Awareness guest speakers to present at each of the dining sites in the county when the kits are distributed.

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For more information on where to get the kits, call Citrus County Emergency Operations at 352-249-2703.