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EMERGENCY INFORMATION



Sub Tropical Storm Alberto 
5/26/18

GULF COUNTY EOC – 850-229-9110

·         WE WILL BE ACTIVATING TO LEVEL 2 ON SUNDAY

·         LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED 5/26/18 – 6:15

BAY COUNTY EOC – 850-784-4005

FRANKLIN COUNTY EOC – 850-653-8977

WATCHES/WARNINGS:

·         TROPICAL STORM WARNING – TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXPECTED SOMEWHERE IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS.  LATEST FORECAST 4-7 INCHES OF RAIN THROUGH TUESDAY, 70-80% CHANCE OF SEEING TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS (>39MPH) ARRIVING SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND LASTING INTO MONDAY.

·         STORM SURGE WATCH - WATER COULD REACH 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE GROUND IF THE PEAK SURGE OCCURS AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE WATER COULD REACH 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE GROUND IF THE PEAK SURGE OCCURS AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE POTENTIAL OF 2-4 FT SUNDAY AND MONDAY. ELEVATED WATER LEVELS THROUGH HIGH TIDE CYCLE ON TUESDAY.

·         HIGH SURF ADVISORY – SEAS BUILDING TO 6-9 FEET SUNDAY INTO MONDAY

·         HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL TUESDAY NIGHT – RECOMMEND NOT GOING IN THE WATER.

·         FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL TUESDAY

GOVERNMENT OFFICES – WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018 FOR MEMORIAL DAY.

EVACUATIONS –

·         T. H. STONE MEMORIAL ST. JOSEPH PENINSULA STATE PARK WILL BE EVACUATING SUNDAY, MAY 27 AT 8:00 AM. 

·         WE WILL NOT BE ENFORCING THE RV ORDINANCE REGARDING EVACUATION OF RV’S WITHIN THE COASTAL CORRIDOR

SANDBAGS – NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

BRIDGES – WILL CLOSE ONCE WINDS ARE SUSTAINED 45 MPH.

SHELTERS –  NONE AT THIS TIME, BUT ARE ON STANDBY

REPORTING POWER OUTAGES/DEBRIS – GULF COUNTY RESIDENTS WHO NEED TO REPORT POWER OUTAGES MAY DO SO BY CONTACTING THEIR ELECTRIC COMPANY.

·         GULF COAST ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE - 1-800-568-3667

·         DUKE ENERGY – 1-800-228-8485 

DEBRIS BLOCKING ROADWAYS - SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE GULF COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER 850-229-9110 

ALERT GULF – EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS BY PHONE/EMAIL/TEXT, GO TO COUNTY WEBSITE HTTP://WWW.GULFCOUNTY-FL.GOV/ AND SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM AND CLICK ON “CITIZEN ALERT NOTIFICATION SIGNUP” TO REGISTER.  BE SURE TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT NOTIFICATIONS FOR…IF YOU CHOOSE “DENSE FOG ADVISORY”, YOUR PHONE MAY RING AT 3 AM J


    Gulf County Emergency Management is responsible for planning for emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation efforts for all types of emergencies and disasters in Gulf County, Florida. It's the goal of this department and other agencies serving the county, that the general public, schools, businesses, agencies and all others will be better prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster.

    The Gulf County area has endured more than a few various and sundry different types of natural and man-made disasters and emergencies. Coordinated plans must be developed to prevent or mitigate the effects of disasters upon individuals primarily, and to protect the property of those individuals, secondarily.

    Being prepared for a disaster or emergency is a vital part of living on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and it is everyone's responsibility. Gulf County Emergency Management has a variety of publications, information and tools available to assist the residents of and visitors to Gulf County, Florida, in order that those individuals would be better prepared for the types of emergencies or disasters typical to the county.

    "Luck is the derivative of good planning." Branch Rickey, General Manager, Brooklyn Dodgers (1943-50).

    Florida Division of Emergency Management
    Gulf County's Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS)
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    NEWIS



    GC SNR

    Alert
    Mailing Address:
    1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd
    Building 500
    Port St. Joe, FL 32456

    Phone: (850) 229-9110
    Fax: (850) 665-3427
    Email: emermgmt@gulfcounty-fl.gov

    Personnel:

    Marshall Nelson
    Director

    Ben Guthrie
    911 Coordinator

    Jessica Susich
    GIS Coordinator

    Rachel Jackson
    Staff Assistant