storm prep

Prepare for Tropical Storm Idalia – impacts expected for Flagler County

Prepare for Tropical Storm Idalia – impacts expected for Flagler County

August 28, 2023 – Flagler County urges residents to prepare to face Tropical Storm Idalia impacts which are expected to affect the area late Tuesday night and throughout the day on Wednesday. “Starting early on Wednesday, we expect to see Tropical Storm Force Winds, potentially over 50 mph and some minor coastal flooding primarily due to the lunar high tide,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “We urge all of our residents to complete preparations, on Monday, as if a Category 1 Hurricane is approaching our area, even though our impacts will likely be more Tropical Storm like.” Lord recommends preparing…
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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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Flagler County closes beach access points, dune walkovers for the duration of Subtropical Storm Nicole

November 8, 2022 – Flagler County Parks and Recreation is closing all its dune walkovers and beach access points – effective immediately – for safety reasons for the duration of Subtropical Storm Nicole. “We kindly ask for everyone to please stay clear of these access areas until they reopen them after the storm,” said County Administrator Heidi Petito. “We want everyone to be safe, and there are definitely going to be stronger winds and higher surf than what we are used to experiencing.” Officials have urged residents and businesses to prepare for tropical-storm-like impacts, including topping off emergency kits and having…
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Flagler County continues sandbag availability at single location Tuesday

November 7, 2022 – Flagler County officials are continuing sandbag operations on the barrier island at a single location – Bay Drive Park – Tuesday as the area braces for Subtropical Storm Nicole, which will arrive later in the week. “Earlier today we asked everyone to make preparations and this will help people to do that,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “We know we are going to suffer impacts from this storm, and we want residents to be as prepared as they can be.” Residents are limited to 10 sandbags per household. Sand and bags, as well as manpower, will be…
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Residents on the barrier island should prepare for Subtropical Storm Nicole, evacuations may be called for as early as Wednesday

November 7, 2022 – Flagler County officials urge all residents and businesses in Flagler County to make preparations for Tropical Storm like impacts from Subtropical Storm Nicole, including topping off emergency kits and having a destination in mind to go if evacuations are called for. Residents and businesses on the barrier island – from the Volusia County line to the St. John’s County line – should be prepared to evacuate as early as Wednesday morning. “At this time, it is expected that Flagler County will see conditions similar to what we saw with Hurricane Ian, to include coastal flooding and power…
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Flagler County starts sandbag operations at 2 locations Monday

November 6, 2022 – Flagler County officials are starting sandbag operations on the barrier island Monday as the two certainties about the weather system approaching – with elevated winds, higher tides, and surf – is that the Intracoastal Waterway will see tides about a foot above normal, and that the beach and dunes will take a pounding. "Hurricane Ian has significantly impacted our Atlantic Coast dune system," said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. "We know we are going to suffer some impacts from this storm, and we want residents to be as prepared as they can be." Mainland Flagler County, with the possible exception…
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