FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2005
CONTACT: Public Information-ESF14 (850) 921-0384
STATEWIDE RESPONSE BRIEFING SHEET
***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: For Category 1-4 evacuation zones.
- Escambia: For low-lying coastal areas, areas along
waterways, Perdido Key, Pensacola Beach, Innerarity
Point, mobile homes, recreational vehicles.
- Franklin: For barrier islands, Alligator Point,
low lying areas and mobile homes.
- Gulf: For
non-residents, Category 1 areas and Cape San Blas.
Okaloosa: For Category 4 zone, Barrier Islands, and low
lying areas. 48,000 people have evacuated.
For mobile homes and low lying areas.
- Santa Rosa: For
Category 4 zone, Navarre Beach, campgrounds and mobile
- Sarasota: For low lying areas.
- Wakulla: For
coastal areas. Voluntary evacuations for residents of
- Walton: For all low-lying areas,
mobile homes and recreational vehicles south of Highway
- Calhoun: For mobile homes and low-lying
- 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
- Hardee: For mobile homes and low-lying
- Highlands: For mobile homes and low-lying areas.
Holmes: For mobile homes, manufactured homes, RVs and homes
in low lying areas.
- Washington: For mobile and
- 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: 22; Population: 3,969
- Special Needs
Shelters: 2; Population: 91
For additional information pertaining to shelters, please
contact the local county emergency operations center.
- Sacred Heart – Emerald Coast Medical Center Closed
(Walton County) o ER NOW OPEN
Law Enforcement and Military Support
Florida National Guard: 1,782
Law Enforcement Officers in the Field: 731
- Escambia: Pensacola Beach – 8:00 pm – 6:00 am
- Okaloosa (Destin): 10:00 pm – 6:00 am
Tolls are suspended on the following roadways:
- •Tolls remain suspended on the Mid-Bay and
Garcon Point Bridges in Florida’s panhandle until further
- Bob Sikes Bridge in Escambia County to
Pensacola Beach closed.
- St. George Island Bridge closed and
Hwy 98 between Apalachicola and East Point.
- Numerous roads closed including Indian Pass Road. Extensive Damage at Cape San Blas.
- S.R. 30 at Highland View Area washed out.
- Stumpole (C.R. 30-E) at Cape San Blas from S.R. 30A to St. Joseph State Park open to local traffic only
- U.S. 98 from Okaloosa Island to Destin West of Coast Guard office closed.
- Coastal roads flooded.
- U.S. 98 from Panacea to the Ochlockonee Bay Bridge open to local traffic only
- U.S. 98 at Wakulla River open to local traffic only
- Scenic Gulf Drive HWY 30-A at Oyster Lake closed.
- County HWY 30-A at Fort Panic closed.
- Numerous county roads closed
Public-use and military airfields in Florida are "CLOSED" for the periods shown:
- •Duke Field (EGI), Okaloosa County
- •Hurlburt Field (HRT), Okaloosa County, currently closed until further notice
- •Okaloosa Regional (VPS), joint-use facility with Eglin AFB, Okaloosa County – official business only
- •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; except: emergency aircraft and emergency relief vehicles
- •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 www.FEMA.gov.
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