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Gadsden County Urges Citizens to Take Extreme Precaution as Hurricane Michael Strengthens

Gadsden County Urges Citizens to Take Extreme Precaution as Hurricane Michael Strengthens

Gadsden County Emergency Management Officials urgently remind citizens to take extreme precaution and evacuate to safety or shelters as Hurricane Michael approaches the area. Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall Wednesday, October 10 as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane.  

Text Alerts

Text “AlertGadsden” to 888777 for timely and vetted information from emergency management professionals.

Mandatory Curfew

A mandatory curfew for Gadsden County has been issued from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., effective immediately until further notice.

This restriction does not apply to any law enforcement officers, military personnel assigned for hurricane disaster duties, emergency medical personnel.

Mobile Home Evacuation

Gadsden County Emergency Board of County Commissioners has issued a mandatory evacuation for all mobile homes in the Midway, Quincy, Havana, Greensboro, Gretna and Chattahoochee city limits and unincorporated areas of the county.

Evacuation Routes

Gadsden County evacuation routes can be found in the Gadsden County Disaster Survival Guide. The guide is available at all Gadsden County libraries and online at www.GadsdenCountyFL.gov.

Shelter Locations

The following shelters are currently open and accepting evacuees:

Additional Information

Additionally, Gadsden County urges citizens to take precautions and stay up to date on emergency weather information by signing up to receive emergency alerts at www.GadsdenCountyFL.gov/AlertGadsden 

Gadsden County Disaster Survival Guides are available at all three Gadsden County Public Libraries and online at www.GadsdenCountyFL.gov.

Citizens may also follow Gadsden County on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GadsdenCountyBOCC for live updates.

For more information, contact Olivia Smith, Public Information Officer at Osmith@GadsdenCountyFL.gov / (850) 875-8671 or (850) 694-8046.

 

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