Emergency Management

October 5, 2016

 

Board of County Commissioners

Okeechobee County

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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

707 NW 6th Street

Okeechobee, Florida 34972

863-763-3212

Fax 863-763-4565

Immediate Release Contact: Mitch Smeykal, FPEM,

CEM, (863)763-3212

Immediate Release Contact: Mitch Smeykal, FPEM,

CEM, (863)763-3212

Voluntary Evacuation Order and Shelter opening times

Due to the potential effects of Hurricane Matthew, Okeechobee County Emergency Management is recommending a voluntary evacuation to residents in low lying areas and areas prone to flooding.

A Red Cross general shelter will be established at South Elementary School, 2468 SW 7th Avenue and will be opened at 8:00 AM on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

A Special Needs Shelter for those with a medical need and preregistration will be established at the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 NW 9th Avenue and will also be opening at 8:00 AM on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

For more information contact the Okeechobee County Division of Emergency Management

(863) 763-3212 or the Okeechobee Chapter of the American Red Cross at 863-763-2488

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