storm updates

Emergency Management meets with FDEM, FEMA to determine if Flagler meets federal disaster declaration requirements

November 14, 2022 –Emergency Management on Monday will meet with teams from the Florida Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to analyze the impacts of Hurricane Nicole on Flagler County to determine whether it meets the criteria for a federal disaster declaration and the assistance that comes with it. “This is a very important step for us as the data these agencies gather will help them decide what level of recovery assistance we are eligible to receive,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “We hope to meet the threshold for both Public and Individual Assistance.” Public Assistance…
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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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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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