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Hurricane Dennis News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2005
CONTACT: Public Information-ESF14 (850) 921-0384

HURRICANE DENNIS
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.***

Evacuations still in effect:

MANDATORY

  • Franklin: Restricted access to St. George Island.
  • Santa Rosa: Navarre Beach is closed.

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

Shelters

  • General Shelters: 2; Population: 246
    • Escambia (1): 90
    • Santa Rosa (1): 156
  • Special Needs Shelters:
    • No Special Needs Shelters are open at this time.

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

Hospitals

  • No closures at this time.

Law Enforcement and Military Support

Florida National Guard: 1,978
Law Enforcement Officers in the Field: 430

Curfews

  • Escambia: Pensacola Beach – 10:00 pm – 4:00 am
  • Okaloosa (Destin): 10:00 pm – 6:00 am
  • Santa Rosa: Dusk till Dawn

Power Outages

Toll Status

  • Mid-Bay and Garcon Point Bridges in Florida’s panhandle – these tolls were reinstated Thursday, July 14, 2005, at 5:00 a.m. EDT.

Road/Bridge Closures

Franklin:

  • Hwy 98 from SR 65 east to Carrabelle closed due to wash out

Okaloosa:

  • U.S. 98 from Okaloosa Island to Destin open to 2-lane traffic

Airport Closures

  • No airfields in Florida are currently closed due to storm-related damage.

Boil Water Advisories

Escambia

  • Pensacola Beach
  • Perdido Key

Franklin

  • Alligator Point
  • St. George Island portion of Eastpoint Water System

Gadsden

  • City of Gretna: area bounded by Earnest O’Bakley, Circle Dr. E & West, Beach Street, 4th, 5th and 6th Streets.

Gulf

  • Cape San Blas

Okaloosa

  • Destin Water users – includes Holiday Isle only

Santa Rosa

  • Navarre Beach
  • Bagdad-Garcon
  • Dixonville area of Town of Berrydale
  • Moore Creek-Mount Carmel

Walton

  • South Walton Utilities, areas south of Scenic Gulf Drive
  • Regional Utilities - McKinney Road, Apostles Way and connecting streets

For additional information pertaining to boil water notices, please contact the local county emergency operations center.

Fatalities Confirmed by Medical Examiner

Total hurricane related fatalities confirmed statewide: 9

  • Broward: 1
  • Charlotte: 3
  • Escambia: 1
  • Monroe: 2
  • Nassau: 1
  • Walton: 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.

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

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Last updated: November 09, 2007

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