Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mandatory Evacuation Notice Franklin County Residents and Non-Residents


Mandatory Evacuation began at 5:00 p.m. for Franklin County.  All Residents who plan to shelter in Place, please have all preparations and plans completed by 10:00 a.m. on 09/01/16.

The Mandatory Evacuation issued is for the following areas:
St. George Island
Dog Island
Alligator Point
Bald Point
All Low Lying Areas
All Residents who live along the Coastline or are Prone to Surge Flooding
All Residents who live in Mobile Homes or RV’s

Storm Surge will be a concern with inundation values predicted to be at 3-6 feet above normal. Franklin County is in the Cone of Uncertainty.  We are asking that all Residents who live along the coastline or are prone to surge flooding to start making preparations.  This includes but is not limited to:
1. Secure yard items such as chairs, umbrellas, etc.
2. Secure Boats and Vehicles – This includes moving vehicles to higher ground.
3. Make sure your disaster kit is ready and accessible.

Crawfordville Elementary will open as a shelter open today at 5:00 p.m., however we recommend to relocate to a hotel rather than a shelter. Please monitor the weather closely for the next several days. 

There is an elevated risk of Rip Current for the next several days.  Please Use Caution! 

Sand Bags are available at the Franklin County EOC, 28 Airport Road, Apalachicola.  Sand bags are limited to 10 bags per household and only if you are prone to coastal flooding or your house is on ground level.

Franklin County Emergency Management continues to monitor this storm closely.  If you have any questions, please feel free to visit our website at www.franklinemergencymanagement.com.  Be sure to LIKE our Facebook page for update.  You are also welcome to contact us at 850-653-8977.

Sincerely,
Pamela Brownell
Franklin County Emergency Management Director