flagler county weather

American Meteor Society Confirms Meteor During Sunday Evening Storms

American Meteor Society Confirms Meteor During Sunday Evening Storms

Monday February 5th, 2024, the American Meteor Society (AMS) confirmed the fireball seen in the sky during the Sunday evening storm was in fact a meteor. © Seaside Cottage Flagler Beach / Deb Bennett The AMS confirmed the meteor and estimated it feel roughly 100+ miles east of the Florida coast. The AMS confirmed 13 people reported seeing the event from North Florida to Cape Canaveral. You can read the other details provided by the AMS as well as view the trajectory map on their website, here.
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Cold-weather shelter to open Tuesday, Wednesday evenings as Flagler County with overnight lows in the high 30s

Cold-weather shelter to open Tuesday, Wednesday evenings as Flagler County with overnight lows in the high 30s

The Sheltering Tree will open its cold-weather shelter on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at the Rock Transformation Center (formerly Church on the Rock) not only for the homeless, but for anyone who is without heat. The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures in the high 30s during the overnight hours on January 16 and 17. The criteria for opening the cold-weather shelter is based on overnight temperatures that drop below 40 degrees. “We urge those who lack adequate housing or adequate heat for their residences to come to the cold-weather shelter,” said Health and Human Services Director Joseph Hegedus. “The…
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FCSO, FCFR, City of Palm Coast and Emergency Management Issue Statement Regarding Possible Tornado in B Section

FCSO, FCFR, City of Palm Coast and Emergency Management Issue Statement Regarding Possible Tornado in B Section

Several officials from various local agencies held a press conference today, October 12th, 2023 at 9:30am, at Indian Trails Complex, regarding the possible tornado that touched down in the B Section of Palm Coast. At 4:45 am, a possible tornado touched down in the B Section in the area between Belle Terre and I-95. Residents in the Barrington Drive and surrounding areas have been reporting major damages. In one instance a car was overturned, one house has lost its entire roof, many homes are missing parts of their roofs, and other residents are reporting missing sections of fence, missing trampolines,…
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Hurricane Lee forecast to stay well offshore but the waves, rip currents will pack a punch

Hurricane Lee forecast to stay well offshore but the waves, rip currents will pack a punch

Weather officials are forecasting that Hurricane Lee will stay well offshore for the rest of the week as the storm passes to the east of Florida. However, the waves and rip currents will pack a punch here in Flagler County. “Marine conditions are expected to deteriorate this week with large breakers developing,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord, whose team always keeps a keen eye on the tropics. “The surf will build to about 5 or 7 feet Wednesday through at least Saturday. These large breakers could potentially cause some beach and dune erosion and will continue the high risk…
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Free Skywarn Storm Spotter class February 13, pre-registration required

Free Skywarn Storm Spotter class February 13, pre-registration required

February 1, 2023 – Flagler County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service will host a free Skywarn Storm Spotter webinar class at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 13, at the county’s Emergency Services Building. It will serve as the kickoff to Florida Severe Weather Awareness Week, which runs through February 17. Kip Bricker, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, will teach the class. It will provide attendees the knowledge to become a part of a nationwide network of volunteers who support local emergency management and the National Weather Service by recognizing and reporting severe weather. “It is so important for…
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Cold-weather shelter to open Thursday, Friday as temperatures predicted to dip to high 30s

Cold-weather shelter to open Thursday, Friday as temperatures predicted to dip to high 30s

January 25, 2023 – The Sheltering Tree will open a cold-weather shelter Friday and Saturday nights at the Church on the Rock not only for the homeless, but for anyone who is without heat. The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures in the high 30s during the overnight hours on Thursday, January 26, and Friday, January 27. The criteria for opening the cold-weather shelter is based on an overnight temperature that dips below 40 degrees. “As temperatures approach freezing, serious medical conditions including hypothermia and frostbite can develop or be exacerbated,” said Health and Human Services Director Joseph Hegedus. “We urge…
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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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Evacuation order lifted, shelter to close

November 10, 2022 – Flagler County officials shortly after noon rescinded the evacuation order for the barrier island and started the process of closing the shelter at Rymfire Elementary School as the strongest effects of Hurricane Nicole have subsided. “We nevertheless urge residents to use caution, particularly along the coastline, as the county recovers from the storm,” Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord said. “There are some road closures on State Road A1A, as well as unsafe areas along our coastline, we urge everyone to remain off the barrier island.” There are road closures in the following locations: State Road A1A at…
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Many public entities in Flagler County to close Thursday because of Tropical Storm Nicole, Friday Veterans Day

November 9, 2022 – Many public entities in Flagler County will close Thursday because of Tropical Storm Nicole, and on Friday because of Veterans Day. “We are already feeling adverse effects from Tropical Storm Nicole as the system is like 500 miles wide,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. The following will be closed: Flagler County County Administrative Offices will be closed Thursday, November 10, and Friday November 11. Normal business operations will resume on Monday Unincorporated Flagler County trash pickup will be suspended on Thursday, November 10, and run normal routes Friday, November 11 City of Flagler Beach City Administrative…
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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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