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Hurricane Dennis News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2005
CONTACT: Lindsay Hodges 850-245-4111

HURRICANE DENNIS
STATEWIDE RESPONSE BRIEFING SHEET
As of 3:00 PM EDT, July 10, 2005

***The information below represents the best available information at the time of this release. Floridians are encouraged to contact their local authorities for additional information as it becomes available.***

County Evacuations

The following evacuations still remain in effect:

  • Bay: Mandatory evacuation order for Category 1 – 4 evacuation zones.
  • Calhoun: Voluntary evacuation order for mobile homes and low-lying areas.
  • Collier: Voluntary evacuation order for barrier islands, mobile homes and special needs patients.
  • Escambia: Mandatory evacuation order for low-lying coastal areas, areas along waterways, Perdido Key, Innerarity Point, mobile homes, recreational vehicles.
  • Franklin: Mandatory evacuation order for barrier islands, Alligator Point, low lying areas and mobile homes.
  • Gulf: Voluntary evacuation order for non-residents and Category 1 areas. Mandatory evacuation for Cape San Blas.
  • Hardee: Voluntary evacuation order for mobile homes and low-lying areas.
  • Highlands: Voluntary evacuation order for mobile homes and low-lying areas.
  • Holmes: Mandatory evacuation for mobile homes, manufactured homes, RVs and homes in low lying areas.
  • Jackson: Voluntary evacuation order for low-lying areas, manufactured and mobile homes and recreational vehicles.
  • Levy: Voluntary evacuation for mobile homes.
  • Liberty: Voluntary evacuation order for mobile homes, modular and low-lying areas.
  • Miami-Dade: Mandatory evacuation order for all electrical and oxygen dependent patients, manufactured and mobile homes, low-lying areas and unsafe structures.
  • Okaloosa: Mandatory evacuation order of Category 4 zone. 48,000 people have evacuated.
  • Pinellas: Voluntary evacuation for mobile homes and low lying areas.
  • Santa Rosa: Mandatory evacuation order of Category 4 zone, Navarre Beach, campgrounds and mobile homes
  • Sarasota: Voluntary evacuation order for low lying areas.
  • Wakulla: Mandatory evacuation for coastal areas. Voluntary evacuations for residents of Wakulla.
  • Walton: Mandatory evacuation order for all low-lying areas, mobile homes and recreational vehicles south of Highway 20. All residents south of Highway 20 under mandatory evacuation order beginning at 4 p.m.
  • Washington: Voluntary evacuation order for mobile and manufactured homes.

County Re-Entry

  • Monroe: Please monitor local sources to determine safe re-entry. Proof of residence required for closed areas, otherwise no restrictions.

For additional information pertaining to county evacuations, curfews and re-entry, please contact the local county emergency operations center.

Shelters

  • General Shelters: 36; Population: 8,773
  • Special Needs Shelters: 11; Population: 333

For additional information pertaining to shelters, please contact the local county emergency operations center.

Hospitals

  • Lower Keys Medical Center Closed (Monroe County)
  • Sacred Heart – Emerald Coast Medical Center Closed (Walton County)

Law Enforcement and Military Support

Florida National Guard: 1,329

Power Outages

Toll Status

Tolls are suspended on the following roadways:

  • Southbound only on the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike between the Miramar Toll Plaza (milepost 48) and Florida City.
  • Eastbound only on Alligator Alley (Interstate 75) between Naples and Ft. Lauderdale.
  • Tolls remain suspended on the Mid-Bay and Garcon Point Bridges in Florida’s panhandle until further notice.

Road/Bridge Closures

  • Escambia Bray Bridge (I-10) is closed on both east and west bound lanes.
  • Franklin County St. George Island Bridge closed and Hwy 98 between Apalachicola and East Point.
  • Okaloosa County – Hwy 98 closed from Destin to Okaloosa Island.

Airports

Public-use and military airfields in Florida are "CLOSED" for the periods shown:

  • Duke Field (EGI), Okaloosa County, currently closed until 7/11/05
  • Homestead ARB (HST), Miami-Dade County, runway closed due to construction unrelated to Hurricane Dennis until further notice
  • Hurlburt Field (HRT), Okaloosa County, currently closed until further notice
  • Key West International (EYW), Monroe County, currently closed, removing debris, expected to open 7/11/05
  • Key West NAS - Boca Chica Field (NQX), Monroe County, currently closed until 7/11/05 Okaloosa Regional (VPS), joint-use facility with Eglin AFB, Okaloosa County, currently closed to commercial flights and military operations until 7/12/05
  • Panama City - Bay County International (PFN), Bay County, currently closed until further notice Pensacola NAS - Forrest Sherman Field (NPA), Escambia County, currently closed until 7/11/05 Pensacola Regional (PNS), Escambia County, currently closed until further notice; needs one (1) portable 60 KVA generator, being requested through county EOC
  • Tallahassee Regional (TLH), Leon County, currently open to general aviation and military operations (aircraft pre-positioning and staging for hurricane relief support), however, all commercial flights have been terminated until further notice
  • Tyndall AFB (PAM), Bay County, currently closed until 7/12/05

Water Notices

  • Santa Rosa County will suspend water to Navarre Beach (Island) today at 4 p.m. Holey-Navarre will suspend water to the Navarre area some time today.

For county specific information pertaining to areas under boil water advisories, please contact the local county emergency operations center.

Fatalities Confirmed by Medical Examiner

Total hurricane related fatalities confirmed statewide: 1

For more information, please visit www.FloridaDisaster.org.

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Last updated: November 09, 2007

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