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Walton County Emergency Management Update 9-7-17 4pm cdt

Walton County, Florida – According to the Walton County Emergency Management, they have gotten a bunch of great questions from everyone in regards to Hurricane Irma for Walton County residents and visitors. Below are the most frequently asked. If you question is not answered here or you would like something clarified that is on the list please feel free to give them a shout.

**Where can I get official Hurricane Forecasts?**
Official tropical cyclone forecasts can be found at www.nhc.noaa.gov. Walton County Emergency Management social media will be updated as well when an active tropical cyclone has the potential to impact Walton County.

**Where can I get updates on what the County is doing during a Hurricane?**
To receive updates on County actions during a disaster like a hurricane follow our social media accounts.
Facebook: Walton County Emergency Management
Twitter: @WaltonCountyEM
Website: www.waltoncountyem.org

**What should I do if a Hurricane or Tropical Storm is forecast to impact Walton County?**
If a tropical cyclone is forecast to impact Walton County it is important that you monitor Walton County Emergency Management social media, local media, and the National Weather Service. Follow any protective actions that are called for. This could include evacuating your home. Be sure to have a fully stocked disaster supply kit ready and have a disaster plan for you, your family, or your business. To create a plan visit FL Get a Plan or FEMA Ready.gov.

**How can I tell if I live in an evacuation zone?**
To determine if you live in an evacuation zone, use our free Evacuation Zone Locator Tool https://waltongis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html…

**What should I have in my disaster supply kit?**
At a minimum you should have AT LEAST THREE (3) DAYS WORTH of the following items in your disaster supply kit:

Water (1 gallon per person per day)
Non-Perishable Food
Manual Can Opener
Battery Powered or hand cranked radio
NOAA Weather Radio
Flashlight with Batteries
First Aid Kit
Prescription Medications
Hand Sanitizer
Local Maps
Cars/Board Games
Cash

For more info on your Kit and Plan download our Emergency Preparedness Brochure at http://www.co.walton.fl.us/553/Disaster-Supply-Kit

**Where can I find pet friendly emergency sheltering?**
Currently Walton County does not have a pet friendly shelter. To find pet friendly housing please visit: http://www.officialpethotels.com ‎

**When is the Clyde B Wells Bridge closed?**
The Clyde B. Wells Bridge closes when sustained winds reach 45mph.

**What if I have an access or functional need?**
If you have an access or functional need please register on the Special Needs Shelter website.
https://snr.floridadisaster.org/Signin?client=walton

**Where are the Special Needs Shelter and General Population Shelter?**
They are co-located at Freeport High School. Other shelters throughout the county could be opened should the needs arise.

Freeport High School
12615 Business Highway 331
Freeport, FL 32439

**What if I have a question or have an issue during a hurricane or other disaster?**
When the Emergency Operations Center is activated you can contact the Citizen Information Line (CIL) at (850) 892-8392 or (850) 892-8394. IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY CONTACT 911.

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