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Walton County – Update 11am cdt 9.10.17

Walton County – UPDATE 11am CDT 9.10.17   Walton County, Florida –  Due to the high number of questions received via the citizen information center and social media regarding voluntary evacuation, storm surge, and shelters, we’ve decided to post the following information: Walton County has been placed under a Tropical Storm Warning, indicating the potential for tropical storm force winds to arrive Sunday evening. Tropical storm winds range from 39-74 mph, and current forecasts state that Walton County has a 1 in 3 chance of receiving sustained tropical storm force winds. Those winds are forecast to potentially arrive sometime...

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Bay District Schools Update – 9.10.17 9am cdt

This is an update from Bay District Schools via Facebook “We know you are monitoring the storm as closely as we are and due to the continued uncertainty of the track, and possible impact on our community, we are closing school on Tuesday as well as Monday (and cancelling all activities). We know some of our students, faculty and staff have evacuated already and we believe this extra day will give them time to return home safely. We are also concerned about a potential loss of power in our community and the safety issues incurred when our buses have...

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Franklin County Mandatory Evacuation 9.10.17

Franklin County – 9/10/2017 8:00 am As a precautionary measure, Franklin County is issuing a MANDATORY EVACUATION starting at 10:00 am.   Hurricane Irma’s track has shifted to a more westerly track than originally predicted.  Franklin County can expect power outages and rainfall up to 6 inches.  There will no medical response once the sustained winds reach 45 mph.   The current wind speed is now at 28 mph.   This is for residents want to evacuate the county. This is the last chance to have transportation provided for residents wanting to evacuate.   Franklin County will have School...

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Gov. Scott Issues Evening Update on Hurricane Irma Preparedness 9.9.17

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, September 9th 2017, Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Hurricane Irma from the State Emergency Operations Center. The Governor has traveled the state this week to meet with local officials, ensure communities have all the resources they may need, and to encourage families and visitors to be fully prepared. The Governor will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials, city and county leaders, and utility officials who are also working to ensure the state is prepared to respond to Hurricane Irma.   EMERGENCY SUPPORT FUNCTIONS BY STATE EMERGENCY...

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Tyndall Air Force Base Evening Update 9.9.17

HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE The 325th Fighter Wing commander has ordered that only key or essential personnel will report for work Sept. 11, 2017. Any personnel unsure of their status based on mission requirements should contact their supervisor for clarification. At this time, no evacuation has been ordered; however, base officials are continuing to monitor the situation, and all personnel are advised to stay vigilant and continue preparations. The following facilities hours of operations for Sunday and Monday: – Berg-Liles Dining Facility: OPEN for normal hours of operation – Rapid Quick Turn Kitchen: CLOSED – Lodging/OPEN/Monday-Minimal Manning, Front Desk support...

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Hurricane Irma 10pm Advisory 9.9.17

Hurricane Irma Advisory Number 44 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017 1100 PM EDT Sat Sep 09 2017 …IRMA TAKING ITS TIME MOVING AWAY FROM CUBA… …LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE EXPECTED IN THE FLORIDA KEYS AND THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDA…   SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT…0300 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————– LOCATION…23.5N 81.0W ABOUT 30 MI…50 KM NNE OF VARADERO CUBA ABOUT 90 MI…145 KM SE OF KEY WEST FLORIDA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…120 MPH…195 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 6 MPH…9 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…933 MB…27.55 INCHES   WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: The Storm Surge...

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