Saturday, September 9, 2017

Hurricane Irma 9/9/2017 5:15 pm Update from Franklin County Emergency Management

9/9/2017 5:15 update

Hurricane Irma Update 
Franklin County Emergency Management is activated to a Level 1 Activation Hurricane Weather Update:
  • Irma has shifted a little more westward
  • Further Shifts westward in the track could have large changes in the current forecast-
  • A Hurricane Warning has been issued for the Big Bend Area.
  • Main Threat is wind damage and widespread power outages, outages could take up to a week or more to restore.
  • According to the current track, Tropical Storm Force winds can be expected to begin Sunday evening and end Monday Night of 9/11/2017. Secure all outdoor items such as chairs, grills, garbage cans and umbrellas that can move in the event of high winds.
  • Rain Amounts of 4-6 inches across Southwest GA, Southwest AL, and western FL panhandle. Amounts of 2-4 inches include south-central GA and the eastern FL Big Bend
  • Surge amount of 4-6 feet is expected to affect Dog Island, Alligator Point and Ball Point.
  • A Storm Surge watch is in affect for the rest of Franklin County.
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Office Closures
All Franklin County Schools are Closed Friday 9/8/2017 and Monday 9/11/2017 and Tuesday, 9/12/17 due to the evacuations out of Franklin County.

City of Apalachicola Office, Franklin County Office, and the City of Carrabelle will be CLOSED on Monday 9/11/2017.


Franklin County Emergency Management has issued a mandatory evacuation for all low-lying areas, mobile homes and Barrier Islands of Franklin County on 9/9/2017. This evacuation remains in effect.

A Mandatory Evacuation has been issued for St George Island, the bridge for the island will be closed to oncoming traffic as of Sunday, September 10, 2017, at 2:00.  No one will be allowed to access the island from the mainland after 2:00 PM.  There will be an officer staged at the East Point side of the island bridge.

Lawton Chiles High School Tallahassee 
7200 Lawton Chiles Ln
Tallahassee- Full

Oak Ridge Elementary School
4530 Sheifer Rd 
Tallahassee Fl- Full

Canopy Oaks @12:00-
North Woods Baptist Church

West Gadsen
Havana Middle

Calhoun County
Blountstown High School

Jackson County
Marianna High School

Bonifay Middle School

Shoal River Middle School

Marie K Young Wedgewood Community Center
Pensacola Bay Center

Walton Co
Southwood Aptest Church-1307 Coy Burgess Loop- Defuniak Springs

Chipley First Baptist Church

RESIDENTS CAN GO TO WWW.FLORIDADISASTER.ORG and click the shelter link for up to date information

We will send a new update when new information becomes available.

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