Emergency Management


Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County ______________________________________________________ ______________ 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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504 NW 4th St, Okeechobee, FL 34972

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