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Hernando County extends State of Emergency, FEMA comes to help

Posted: 6:03 PM, Sep 26, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-26 22:02:57Z

For those who have flood damage, wind damage, or had to stay in a hotel because of damage caused by Hurricane Irma, they could get reimbursed through FEMA

FEMA representatives are in Hernando County this week and say they encourage everyone who had any kind of effect from Irma to register because there are numerous programs that could help them.

With the Withlacoochee River still in major flood stage, Hernando County has extended the State of Emergency for the county, a second time for an additional seven days. The State of Emergency makes it easier for the county to get help from the state during times of crisis. 

The river has only gone down about a foot since it crested last Wednesday and remains at a major flood stage of 16 and a half feet. 

FEMA representatives are helping people register for FEMA at the Enrichment Center at 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. in Brooksville. It will be open 9am to 7pm through Friday. 
The county has opened an additional information center at the East Hernando Branch Library on 6457 Windmere Rd. in Brooksville, open from 1pm to 4pm through Friday to give information to flood victims.