Flagler County orders some residents to evacuate, 8 p.m. countywide curfew due to Hurricane Ian

Flagler County officials issued an evacuation order, effective at 1 p.m. Wednesday. A countywide curfew began at 8 p.m.

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – Flagler County officials issued an evacuation order, effective at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The order was for residents and visitors in mobile homes and RVs countywide, Zone A, the barrier island from Flagler Beach to Marineland and low-lying areas in Zone B, the Bulowville neighborhoods east of John Anderson Highway and the Palm Drive and Lambert Avenue neighborhoods.

Non-elevated homes in the low-lying areas of Zone F, which is the area surrounding and near Crescent Lake and Dead Lake to include Daytona North, are also in the evacuation order.

“We urge those who are going to stay with relatives, friends or at hotels to complete their evacuation by noon,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “This will clear that traffic by 1 p.m. when those who are going to shelters need to leave. They will open at 1 p.m.”

8 p.m. curfew

The countywide curfew went into effect at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

It will stay in effect daily from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. during the length of the storm.

The curfew does not apply to the following: law enforcement personnel; federal, state, and local firefighting, emergency medical and emergency management personnel; county employees detailed to work on the emergency, Salvation Army and Red Cross personnel and volunteers; National Guard personnel; electric utility personnel; water and wastewater utility personnel; communications utility personnel; and individuals involved in medical emergencies.

Violations are a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by a $500 fine per offense and by a term of up to 60 days imprisonment.

Shelters

Flagler County has opened its Emergency Operations Center Call Center – 386-313-4200 – from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Shelters open in the county Wednesday:

  • Bunnell Elementary 305 N. Palmetto Street, Bunnell - Pets are allowed
  • Rymfire Elementary 1425 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast – Special Needs

Flagler County officials encourage those utilizing shelters to arrive by 4 p.m. and to bring their own bedding. Single/twin-size inflatable mattresses are preferred due to space limitations.

At the www.flaglercounty.gov/emergency website, residents can sign up for the ALERTFlagler notification system, directly accessible at www.flaglercounty.gov/alertflagler.

Residents utilizing shelters are encouraged to arrive by 4 p.m. and to bring their own bedding. Single/twin size inflatable mattresses are preferred due to the space limitations.

All residents should bring:

  • Five-day supply of all medications
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Sleeping bags, pillows, and blankets
  • Extra chargers and batteries for electronics
  • Headphones for music devices
  • Snacks and “comfort foods” – meals will be served
  • Important documents including identification, medical history, and insurance
  • No weapons allowed
  • No illegal narcotics allowed
  • No alcohol allowed

Residents with pets (Bunnell Elementary only):

  • Animals must be crated
  • Animals must have current vaccination records and supplies, including medications
  • “Pets” are dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, rodents, and turtles
  • Four (4) pet maximum
  • No snakes, reptiles or farm animals and livestock
  • No drop offs

Residents with special medical needs (Rymfire Elementary):

  • Special medical needs residents are those who require daily assistance with medical conditions that prevent or hinder their ability to care for themselves, as well as those who require electricity or oxygen
  • A family member or caregiver should stay at the shelter with the individual
  • Special needs shelters provide only limited medical care

Residents countywide who have special medical needs that require electricity are also welcome in the special needs shelter.

At the www.flaglercounty.gov/emergency website, residents can sign up for the ALERTFlagler notification system, directly accessible at www.flaglercounty.gov/alertflagler.


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