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To all of our residents in Gulf County, due to magnitude of Hurricane Michael the Emergency Operations Center lost all communications, just as all other areas in the county. This caused us to be unable to relay vital information to our community. We are beginning to regain some communication abilities and will continue to work diligently to provide information as it becomes available. We ask that you be patient with us as we are going through thousands of messages and emails to be sure that everyone has received the information that they need. Please see the below information:

Citizen Information Line is now activated. The number is 805-536-4432. Please note the area code is 805. This is a California number, but calls are received and responded to here in Gulf County. Please read the most recent updates in full and check this Facebook page and the GCSO Facebook page prior to calling.  

For medical needs, go to Sacred Heart Hospital or the Wewahitchka Health Department. We have ambulance strike teams and medical strike teams to assist you.

The following Davita Dialysis locations are operational:
Lynn Haven, Davita Coastal Kidney in Panama City. Port Saint Joe facility is currently closed. Patients can call 850-271-2937 for more information.

For those with a corded landline phone, please try testing your phone line as service may be up for some.

The Wewahitchka Meeting Hall (Old A&A Building by Lake Alice) will be open as an Emergency Information Center.

Harold’s Auto Parts is open 6am-Noon everyday. They have propane, bar and chain oil, and more generators coming. They are able to take credit and debit cards.

Tractor Supply in Blountstown had generators available on 10/14/18, the cost is $560.

CVS (pharmacy only) Port Saint Joe will be open from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM until further notice for CVS customers only. The pharmacist may fill a 4-5 day supply of non-controlled medications only. In order to get that, the patient will need to bring the actual prescription bottle. Even if you are a CVS customer and do not have a bottle, it cannot be filled. The pharmacy will accept cash for over-the-counter medications.

CVS (pharmacy only) Apalachicola will be open for CVS customers only. The pharmacist may fill a 4-5 day supply of non-controlled medications only. In order to get that, the patient will need to bring the actual prescription bottle. Even if you are a CVS customer and do not have a bottle, it cannot be filled. The pharmacy will accept cash for over-the-counter medications. (Hours are not provided).

CVS in Marianna (4684 US-90, Marianna, FL 32446) is operational. We have received word that the staff at CVS in Port Saint Joe just recently got into the building and are assessing damage in order to reopen as soon as possible.

Buy Rite (302 Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Port Saint Joe) will have a pharmacist available on Monday, October 15th, to Friday, October 19th, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST for Buy Rite customers only.
The pharmacist may fill a 4-5 day supply of non-controlled medications only. In order to get that, the patient will need to bring the actual prescription bottle. Even if you are a Buy Rite customer and do not have a bottle, it cannot be filled. The pharmacy will accept cash for over-the-counter medications.

Buy Rite (218 S. Hwy 71, Wewahitchka) will have a pharmacist available on Monday, October 15th, to Friday, October 19th, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST for Buy Rite customers only.
The pharmacist may fill a 4-5 day supply of non-controlled medications only. In order to get that, the patient will need to bring the actual prescription bottle. Even if you are a Buy Rite customer and do not have a bottle, it cannot be filled. The pharmacy will accept cash for over-the-counter medications.

The City of Wewahitchka will have water on from 4:00 - 9:30 each day until it is up and running.

Cities of Wewahitchka and Port Saint Joe Water Utilities have declared all city water connections non-potable until further notice is given. All water should be boiled when using for consumption.

GULF COUNTY HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE PLAN FROM WASTE PRO
Starting Monday, October 15
Gulf County residents and City of Port. St. Joe residents can take household garbage ONLY to transfer station (700 Five Points Rd), or to the following staged roll off containers located :
- at Knowles Avenue South of the County Courthouse
- Near the Elementary School next to the Oak Grove Boy Scout Hut
-Avenue A and Langston
Or citizens who have open roads and still have garbage carts in place may choose to wait for Waste Pro to run their regular routes as soon as possible.

Dr. Curry has set up a number for her established patients in Gulf and Franklin Counties, 850-739-1608.

WIC services are available in Franklin County for Gulf and Franklin County residents. Tuesday, 10/16/2018, 106 NE 5th Street, Carrabelle, FL. Thursday, 10/18/2018, 139 12th Street, Apalachicola, FL. Services are available beginning at 9:00 AM.

There is still a curfew in place for Gulf County from sunset to sunrise.

PERMANENT RESIDENTS ONLY will be allowed to enter south Gulf County after sunrise. Per GCSO, photo ID with your residence address is required for entry.

Inter-county travel is permitted. Full-time Gulf County residents may travel freely inside the county (excluding road closures).

Food and water are available at the Wewahitchka High School and at the Port St Joe Elementary School.

Donation Drop Off Point and Supply Pick Up Point in Wewahitchka:
On Monday, Oct. 15th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the old gym in Wewahitchka, food donations will be handed out. DO NOT get out of your vehicles. It will be a drive through ONLY. They will load items into your vehicles. Bags and boxes are limited. They are prepping for families of 4 for 2 days. If you have boxes, bags, laundry baskets, etc. please bring them for your items. The line will start on East River Road, down 2nd Street, up East Magnolia Avenue and then vehicles will pull up in front of the gym. This location will also serve as a donation drop off point.

Gas and available supplies are being sold at David Rich's IGA in Wewahitchka.

ACE Hardware in Port St. Joe and Wewa are selling available supplies.

Red Cross is on scene and distributing supplies.

St Joe Gas shut down its entire gas system on Friday, October 12 so that first responders can go door to door without having to worry about a gas leak. Gas employees from St. Joe Natural Gas Company and others from as far as Miami are working now to restore your gas service in all areas. If you experienced any damage in or around your house DO NOT TAMPER WITH ANY GAS LINES OR ATTEMPT to restore your service. If you know of any damage to your gas piping, please contact them preferably through email at info@stjoegas.com or if you have no access to email, you can come in person to 301 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe. If you see a gas company vehicle, flag it down and report the problem. They have very limited phone and internet service.

Please utilize FEMA as a resource at www.disasterassistance.gov or 800-621-3362.

Follow health safety tips at Florida Department of Health (DOH) Facebook page. (Generator safety, food and water safety, etc.)

If you are able tune into 92.5 WPAP for information as well as Channel 7 WJHG.

The burn ban and curfew are still in effect and additional law enforcement are arriving for support.




10/10/18 BRIDGE CLOSURES/CURFEW

BRIDGE CLOSURES AND CURFEW
ALL GULF COUNTY BRIDGES WILL BE CLOSED AT 10:00 AM ET UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
A CURFEW IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR EVERYONE SOUTH OF THE INTERCOASTAL WATERWAY UNITL FURTHER NOTICE


10/10/18 
SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY A SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR ALL PERSONS’ WHO DID NOT EVACUATE SOUTH OF THE INTERCOASTAL WATERWAY


IMMEDIATE EVACUATION ORDER

ALL PERSONS NORTH OF THE INTERCOASTAL WATERWAY PLANNING TO EVACUATE DO SO WITHIN THE NEXT 2 HOURS BY 9:30AM ET

 

HONEYVILLE SHELTER IS OPEN, LOCATED AT 240 HONEYVILLE PARK DRIVE, WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465

MAP TO HONEYVILLE SHELTER






10/10/18 GULF COUNTY ROAD CLOSURES

Per the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office Cape San Blas Rd/S.R. 30-E is now closed to ALL traffic until further notice.

SR 30-A from W. Rutherford St. south to Cape San Blas Rd. is closed.

CR 30-A from Cape San Blas Rd. to the Franklin County Line.




10/9/18

IMMEDIATE EVACUATION ORDER

 

DUE TO IMMINENT DANGER POSED FROM HURRICANE MICHAEL, DUE TO IMMINENT DANGER POSED FROM HURRICANE MICHAEL AN IMMEDIATE EVACUATION ORDER HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR ALL MOBILE HOMES IN GULF COUNTY



10/9/18
GOVERNOR’S WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT FOR GULF CORRECTION!!
 

 

THE WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT REGARDING MANDATORY EVACUATIONS THAT WAS RECEIVED FROM THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE WAS INTENDED FOR COASTAL AREAS ONLY IN GULF COUNTY.  THE ONLY AREAS UNDER MANDATORY EVACUATION IN GULF COUNTY ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

·        All of Cape San Blas

·        All of Indian Pass area

·        Simmons Bayou, Highland View

·        Windmark

·        All areas from St. Joseph Bay to Long Avenue.

·        All of St. Joe Beach and Beacon Hill

·        Those with high profile vehicles, living in mobile homes, low lying areas, or anyone who feels unsafe in their current location must evacuate - COUNTYWIDE


10/9/18 UPDATE

POTENTIAL FLOODING & EMERGENCY SERVICES UPDATE

All people with any interests along the Intercoastal Waterway or the Gulf County Canal should closely monitor water levels for potential flooding.

Visitors and residents should stay tuned to local news outlets

EMS AND FIRE SERVICES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR AREAS SOUTH OF THE INTERCOASTAL WATERWAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 




All people with any interests along the Apalachicola River or the Chipola River should closely monitor water levels for potential flooding. 

 

Visitors and residents should stay tuned to local news outlets.


10/8/2018 EVACUATION UPDATES!!!
In addition to existing mandatory evacuations, all of St. Joe Beach and Beacon Hill have now been placed under mandatory evacuations. Updated mandatory evacuations are as follows:
     • All of Cape San Blas
     • All of Indian Pass area
     • Simmons Bayou, Highland View
     • Windmark
     • In the City of Port St. Joe all areas from St. Joseph          Bay to Long Avenue.
     • All of St. Joe Beach and Beacon Hill
     • Those with high profile vehicles, living in mobile             homes, low lying areas, or anyone who feels                     unsafe  in their current location must evacuate - 
        COUNTYWIDE 

 
Should anyone need transportation to a shelter, please be at the courthouse by 10:00 AM ET on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Should anybody need transportation to the courthouse for this reason, call the Emergency Operations Center at (850) 229-9110.



GULF COUNTY RESIDENTS EVACUATION ORDERS

MANDATORY EVACUATION

At the 10:00 AM emergency board meeting a mandatory evacuation was issued for the following areas:

·         All of Cape San Blas

·         All of Indian Pass area

·         Simmons Bayou, Highland View

·         Windmark

·         In the City of Port St. Joe all areas from St. Joseph Bay to Long Avenue.

·         St. Joe Beach and Beacon Hill – Waterside of Hwy. 98

·         Those with high profile vehicles, living in mobile homes, low lying areas, or anyone who feels unsafe in their current location must evacuate - COUNTYWIDE

All of these areas must be evacuated within 24 hours of this notice. Critical Businesses in those areas may remain open until 12:00 PM ET Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

VOLUNTARY EVACUATION
Hwy 98 Inland on St. Joe Beach and Beacon Hill.

RE-ENTRY
Gulf County residents will NOT be required to obtain Re-Entry tags. At the checkpoints, you will need to provide your Florida State ID/Driver’s License OR documentation showing proof of residency/ownership, such as a utility bill.

SHELTERS
Honeyville Community Center will open at 10:00 AM ET, Tuesday, 10/9/18
Please bring items such as food, water, blankets, comfort items for children, prescription medications, etc.

SAND BAGS
Sand Bags will be available for residents to fill beginning at 9:00 AM ET, 10/8/18, at Knowles and 10th Street. Sand is also available at Indian Pass Raw Bar.

SCHOOLS
There will be a school board meeting at 1:00 PM ET to determine school closures

COUNTY OFFICE CLOSURES
County offices will close at 12:00 PM ET tomorrow, Tuesday, October 9, 2018

BRIDGES
Bridges will remain open until wind strength reaches SUSTAINED 45 MPH speeds




LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR GULF COUNTY FLORIDA

At their Emergency Meeting on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:00pm ET, the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners declared a Local State of Emergency for Tropical Storm Michael.

 

All persons with interest in Gulf County are strongly advised to monitor the latest forecasts, and should begin taking necessary precautions to protect life and property.

 

 SAND BAGS

Sand Bags will be available for residents to fill beginning at 9:00 AM ET at Knowles Avenue and 10th Street.




COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM CLASS DATES

TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS
2:00PM ET – 5:00PM ET

OCTOBER 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18 

FINAL-FRIDAY OCTOBER 19 
8:00AM ET – 12:00 NOON ET


CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT THE GULF COUNTY EOC
1000 CECIL G. COSTIN SR. BLVD.
BLDG. 500
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates community members about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

SIGN UP FOR CERT CLASSES BY
CLICKING THE LINK BELOW


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    About Us

    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).




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    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



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