Hurricane Isaac

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  1. lenzoe

    lenzoe Beach Fanatic

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    Update: The Sherrif's facebook page now says 5:00 pm for the mandatory evacuation.

    http://www.facebook.com/WaltonCountySheriff
     
  2. DD

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    1) FoWal....:clap:

    2) This thread reminds me SO MUCH of the threads I read when I first got on SoWal way back in '05. I was looking for info on Hurricane Dennis, and a google and a sticker I had picked up led me to SoWal .com. I couldn't believe everyone was so knowledgeable, helpful and willing to help out in the aftermath. Thankfully, still today, some things haven't changed.
     
  3. deasnealy

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    Have some friends down and heard Gasoline was running low. Any updates on Gas supply?
     
  4. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office EOC will begin Level 1 Activation on Monday, August 27 at 8:00AM. We are planning on 24 hour operations.


    A Local State of Emergency is being issued as we speak and Mandatory Evacuation Orders for low-lying areas, mobile home, RV parks, and non-residents will be issued effective at 6:00AM Monday morning.


    Walton County Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday to facilitate the opening of evacuation shelters.

    So to summarize/clarify per the latest EOC message below.
    *No evacuations are activating today or at 3pm per previous messages
    *Monday at 6am Low Lying, RV, Mobile Homes and Non Resident south of Hwy 20 should begin evacuation
    *EOC will activate at 8am on Monday for 24 hr operations
    *Walton County School will be closed Mon & Tuesday
     
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  5. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    No shortage of gas, propane or any other items.
     
  6. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    Walton County Schools closed Monday and Tuesday

    Walton County Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday to facilitate the opening of evacuation shelters.

    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office EOC will begin Level 1 Activation on Monday, August 27 at 8:00AM. We are planning on 24 hour operations.


    A Local State of Emergency is being issued as we speak and Mandatory Evacuation Orders for low-lying areas, mobile home, RV parks, and non-residents will be issued effective at 6:00AM Monday morning.



    So to summarize/clarify per the latest EOC message below.
    *No evacuations are activating today or at 3pm per previous messages
    *Monday at 6am Low Lying, RV, Mobile Homes and Non Resident south of Hwy 20 should begin evacuation
    *EOC will activate at 8am on Monday for 24 hr operations
    *Walton County School will be closed Mon & Tuesday
     
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  7. PC

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    Hurricane warning for Destin and cities west to NO.
     
  8. Sarah Moss

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    Here is a link to some helpful Walton County's flood maps. There are many low lying areas that should be evacuated, not just gulf front. During Opal some of my grandparents friends woke up in their home on 393N to find the bay water level had risen and was up to their bed.

    http://www.co.walton.fl.us/index.aspx?NID=903
     
  9. Sarah Moss

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    Maybe they have restocked since last night, but Wal Mart SRB was completely out or nearly out of water, D batteries, Ramen noodles, vienna sausages and SPAM! Dollar General seemed to have everything but D batteries.
     
  10. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    Just realased - moving further West!


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  11. Kurt Lischka

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    Yes - as of 4pm CDT update we are downgrades from warning to watch in SoWal.
     
  12. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    Just left Publix on west end of PCB and all shelves were full. I assume all Publix stores are stocked.
     
  13. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    Yes! Lots of areas north of 98 are low lying, especially near the bay.

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  14. Alicia Leonard

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    Some employees of the schools are saying they have not been notified of cancellations, yet. Link to the WCSD web site- http://www.walton.k12.fl.us/default.aspx#

    They just updated-The Emergency Operation Management Center is requiring schools to be closed and used as evacuation shelters for inclement weather conditions approaching our area. Supt. Anderson is responding to the requirement to close schools. Therefore, schools will be closed in Walton County on Monday and Tuesday.
     
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    UPDATE ON SCHOOLS AND EVACUATIONS:


    Walton County Schools will be closed on Monday and Tuesday to facilitate the opening of evacuation shelters.


    –No evacuations are being implemented today (as was previously announced). Instead, on Monday at 6:00 AM, residents with low-lying properties, RVs, mobile homes and non-residents south of Highway 20 should begin evacuation.


    –Current forecasts indicate that Walton County will experience tropical storm force winds by 5:00 PM in Monday. The Clyde B. Wells (“331″) Bridge will close when the wind reaches a sustained 40 mph. Again, this is expected to be around 5:00 PM on Monday evening.


    –Our area is currently under a Hurricane Watch.


    –The storm is currently on a western track. If the storm stays on that course, we may expect 45-60 mph hour winds, with gusts of 75 mph in-land. Coastal areas should expect winds of 80 mph.


    –Rainfall and storm surge are expected to be significant. Storm surge is expected to be between 2 ft – 4 ft. Rainfall totals could range between 10 and 12 inches. Coastal and river flooding can be expected.


    –Tornadoes will be possible.


    –Again, if the storm stays on its current course, we can expect Tropical Storm force winds to arrive between 5-7 p.m. on Monday. Storm surge is expected to arrive Monday afternoon and last into Tuesday.


    Please finish up your preparations "the first 72 may be on you"


    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office has opened up a Tropical Storm Isaac Citizen Information Hotline, for people with questions about the storm: 850-892-8392 and 850-892-8394
     
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    I had to google this =
    Plan to be on your own for at least the first 72 hours.
     
  17. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    South Walton Fire District says that public shelters are a last resort...should you have to evacuate, it's never too early to plan but can be too late to act. Here is a list of the Walton County Shelters and their capacities.

    Freeport High School 12615 US 331 Business, Freeport,
    Fl 32439.Capacity-2,630

    Northwest Fl State College 908 US Hwy 90W, Defuniak
    Springs, Fl 32433. Capacity-401

    Paxton High School 21893 US Hwy 331N, Paxton, Fl,
    32567. Capacity- 485

    Mossy Head Elementary 13270, Highway 90 West
    DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433. Capacity-1,484.

    Walton High School 449 Walton Road, Defuinak Spring, Fl 32433. Capacity- 1,588.

    Freeport High School will be the Special Needs Shelter. Capacity-80.

    Due to it's location, South Walton High School , 645 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, Fl. 32459 will be used as host shelter only. Capacity-1,751.

    For more shelter information contact WCSO Emergency Management at 850-892-8394 and 850-892-8392.
     
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  18. Alicia Leonard

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    Via-Walton County Tax Collector, Rhonda SkipperAs the Walton County Emergency Operations Center continues to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac, the Board of County Commissioners did take action today to close county offices on Monday and Tuesday. The Tax Collector's Office will follow this same action and be closed Monday and Tuesday. Those scheduled to report for jury selection tomorrow will need to report as scheduled.
     
  19. Kurt Lischka

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    WALTON COUNTY WEATHER ALERTS AND OPERATIONS UPDATES FOR TROPICAL STORM ISAAC


    Defuniak Springs,FL…The Walton County Board of County Commissioners, in conjunction with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and Board of Education, has issued a local state of emergency in response to the impending weather event to be caused by Tropical Storm Isaac. As part of the local state of emergency, the board has taken the following actions.


    1. Walton County Schools will be closed on Monday, August 27th and Tuesday, August 28th. Decisions about the status of schools on Wednesday will be made at a later date as the storm is monitored.

    2. There is currently a voluntary evacuation in place and a mandatory evacuation will be instituted on Monday, August 27 at 6:00am for all residents south of HWY 20 that are located in low lying areas and in flood zones A and B. These zones can be found on the Sheriff’s Office website at www.waltonso.org.


    3. All Walton County Government Offices will be closed for employees on Monday, August 27th and Tuesday, August 28th with the exception of essential personnel. Essential personnel will be contacted by their supervisors. Any employees who have questions regarding their reporting to work are requested to contact their supervisors.


    4. Residents that are scheduled to report for jury duty on Monday, August 27th are requested to call the number on their jury summons between 10:00 pm Sunday, August 26th and 7:00 am Monday, August 27th for further information.


    5. The BCC has rescheduled their regularly scheduled board meeting and items that fall under the agenda from Tuesday, August 28th at 9:00 am to Thursday, August 30th at 9:00 am at the courthouse in Defuniak Springs.
     
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  20. organicmama

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    Makes me glad that we don't live off of N 393 anymore, like we did when we first moved back to SoWal.

     

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