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Flagler County evacuation order lifted, shelter to close

Flagler County evacuation order lifted, shelter to close

August 30, 2023 – Due to the more stable weather conditions expected for today, at 9 a.m. Flagler County officials rescinded the evacuation order issued yesterday afternoon for those living in mobile/manufactured homes, RVs and unsafe structure and have started the process of closing the shelter at Rymfire Elementary School. “We nevertheless urge residents to use caution,” Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord said. “We will still be having some tropical storm-like conditions, but they are not as intense as initially anticipated.” The shelter will be closed as quickly as is reasonably possible to ensure a safe transition for evacuees. At the www.flaglercounty.gov/emergency website,…
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Flagler County officials join UF|IFAS Extension Office celebrating ‘Farm-City Week’ November 16 through 23

November 23, 2022 – Flagler County officials are joining its UF|IFAS Extension Office in celebrating Farm-City Week alongside the Florida Farm Bureau for the full week leading up to Thanksgiving. "This is really important, especially for us here in Flagler County," said Extension Director Melanie Thomas. "Agriculture in Flagler County contributes to 12,000 jobs – or 28.6% – and $600 million in gross regional product." Farm-City Week, introduced in 1955 and celebrated throughout the United States, is a time to recognize and celebrate the importance of relationships between farmers, consumers, community leaders – and everyone in between – who contribute to…
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Commissioners Leann Pennington, Greg Hansen sworn into office – Hansen elected Chair, Andy Dance elected Vice Chair

Commissioners Leann Pennington, Greg Hansen sworn into office – Hansen elected Chair, Andy Dance elected Vice Chair

November 23, 2022 – Newly elected Commissioner Leann Pennington, District 4, and twice elected Commissioner Greg Hansen, District 2, were sworn into office by County Judge Melissa Distler. "This is a big day for us," Hansen said before taking the Oath of Office. Commissioner Andy Dance nominated Hansen to chair the Board of County Commissioners. He was elected unanimously. Commissioner Donald O'Brien then nominated Dance to serve as vice chair, and he too was elected unanimously. At the conclusion of the official business of the special meeting, O'Brien spoke of the dignity of peaceful transfer of power as the greatest feature…
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Flagler County pumps Marineland Acres drainage system to relieve water levels

November 11, 2022 – Flagler County Engineering Department arranged to pump Marineland Acres drainage system, which includes the Sea Colony area, pre-Hurricane Nicole, and began the operation as soon as weather conditions became safe enough to begin operations Thursday. The pond water elevation level has been dropped by 4 feet – and the roadway system by a foot and a half. “We anticipated that there would be flooding from the storm, so we didn’t wait for it to happen to begin making arrangements,” said County Engineer Faith Alkhatib. “We have great partners, and everyone came together quickly to address the issue.…
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Several Flagler County parks closed until further notice

November 10, 2022 – Several Flagler County Parks are closed until further notice because of flooding caused by Hurricane Nicole – Herschel King Park, Bings Landing, Moody Boat Ramp, Bull Creek Fish Camp, Russell Landing, Shell Bluff, and Princess Place Preserve. “This is all because of flooding,” said General Services Director Mike Dickson. “The floating docks are unusable. We won’t be able to set them until the water recedes.” Though Hurricane Nicole has largely passed, the next two high tides – 9 p.m. tonight and 9 a.m. Friday – will impact water levels in Flagler County. At the www.flaglercounty.gov/emergency website, residents can sign…
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Waste Pro to resume regular pickup schedule Friday in unincorporated Flagler

November 10, 2022 – Waste Pro will resume its regular pickup schedule Friday for unincorporated Flagler County, including normal recycling and yard waste collection. Due to minimal storm debris, the county does not intend to provide additional vegetation debris removal generated from Hurricane Nicole. “While Hurricane Nicole did a number on our dunes and beaches, the affects were minimal to the majority of the county,” said County Administrator Heidi Petito. “Collection processes will return to normal tomorrow We ask residents to please follow Waste Pro Guidelines for debris pickup.” Loose leaves and small twigs must be contained to enable collection efforts.…
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Evacuations orders effective 3:30 p.m. for barrier island, shelter to open at the same time because of Tropical Storm Nicole

November 9, 2022 – Evacuation orders are effective at 3:30 p.m. today for residents and visitors in Zone A, the barrier island from Flagler Beach to Marineland, as well as mobile homes and RVs countywide, as issued by Flagler County because of Tropical Storm Nicole. “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 the time the evacuation order is effective. It will open at 3:30 p.m.” The shelter location is Rymfire Elementary, 1425 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast,…
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