FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2005
CONTACT: Public Information-ESF14 (850) 921-0384
STATEWIDE RESPONSE BRIEFING SHEET
As of 6:00 AM
EDT, July 11, 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.***
The following evacuations still remain in effect:
- Bay: Mandatory evacuation order for Category
1-4 evacuation zones.
- Escambia: Mandatory evacuation order
for low-lying coastal areas, areas along waterways, Perdido
Key, Pensacola Beach, Innerarity Point, mobile homes,
- Franklin: Mandatory evacuation
order for barrier islands, Alligator Point, low lying areas
and mobile homes.
- Gulf: Mandatory evacuation order for
non-residents, Category 1 areas and Cape San Blas.
Okaloosa: Mandatory evacuation order of Category 4 zone,
Barrier Islands, and low lying areas. 48,000 people have
- Pinellas: Voluntary evacuation for mobile homes
and low lying areas.
- Santa Rosa: Mandatory evacuation
order of Category 4 zone, Navarre Beach, campgrounds and
- Sarasota: Mandatory evacuation order for low
- 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.
- Calhoun: Voluntary evacuation order for
mobile homes and low-lying areas.
- Gilchrist: Detour on HWY
26 between CR 341 and CR 314. CR 313N to CR 334 W to CR
341S. HWY 26 closed due to large sinkhole.
Voluntary evacuation order for mobile homes and low-lying
- Highlands: Voluntary evacuation order for mobile
homes and low-lying areas.
- Holmes: Voluntary evacuation
for mobile homes, manufactured homes, RVs and homes in low
- Washington: Voluntary evacuation order for
mobile and manufactured homes.
- 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.
- General Shelters: 32; Population: 5,413
- Special Needs
Shelters: 8; Population: 449 (Per 8:00 a.m. DOH update)
For additional information pertaining to shelters, please
contact the local county emergency operations center.
- Lower Keys Medical Center Closed (Monroe County)
Sacred Heart – Emerald Coast Medical Center Closed (Walton
Law Enforcement and Military Support
Florida National Guard: 1,329
Law Enforcement Officers in
the Field: 1,329
Tolls are suspended on the following
- Tolls remain suspended on the Mid-Bay and
Garcon Point Bridges in Florida’s panhandle until further
- Escambia Bay 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. Mid Bay Bridge
between Blue water and Destin.
- Gulf County reports
numerous roads closed including Indian Pass Road. Extensive
Damage at Cape San Blas.
- Wakulla County coastal roads
flooded. Part of HWY 98 closed.
- Liberty County HWY 67 from
F-H 13 to Liberty/Leon County line closed.
County has numerous roads closed.
- Walton County - HWY 331
Bridge remains closed pending DOT inspection. Scenic Gulf
Drive HWY 30-A at Oyster Lake closed, County HWY 30-A at
Fort Panic closed, Choctawhatchee Bay bridge closed.
Airports (as of 2300hrs 7/10/05)
Public-use and military
airfields in Florida are "CLOSED" for the periods shown:
- Duke Field (EGI), Okaloosa County, currently closed
- Hurlburt Field (HRT), Okaloosa County,
currently closed until further notice
- 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 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
Boil Water Advisories
Fatalities Confirmed by Medical Examiner
Total hurricane related fatalities confirmed statewide: 1
Presidential Disaster Declaration: FEMA – 1595 – DR
Individual Assistance: Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties
Public Assistance: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson, Monroe, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla,
Walton and Washington Counties
Hazard Mitigation: All
counties in Florida are eligible to apply.
Call 1-800-621-FEMA for individual assistance
registration or visit FEMA.gov
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