FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 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.***
Evacuations still in effect:
- Franklin: Restricted access to St. George
- 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.
- General Shelters: 1; Population: 108
- 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.
- No closures at this time.
Law Enforcement and Military Support
Florida National Guard: 1,399
Law Enforcement Officers in the Field: 115
- Santa Rosa: 10:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.
No tolls suspended at this time.
- Hwy 98 from SR 65 east to Carrabelle closed due to
- U.S. 98 from Okaloosa Island to Destin open to 2-lane traffic
- No airfields in Florida are currently closed due to
Boil Water Advisories
- City of Gretna: area bounded by Earnest O’Bakley,
Circle Dr. E & West, Beach Street, 4th, 5th and 6th
- Destin Water users – includes Holiday Isle only
- Navarre Beach
- Dixonville area of Town of Berrydale
- Moore Creek-Mount Carmel
- Regional Utilities: McKinney Road, Apostle Way
For additional information pertaining to boil water
notices, please contact the local county emergency
Fatalities Confirmed by Medical Examiner
Total hurricane related fatalities confirmed statewide:
- Broward: 1
- Charlotte: 3
- Escambia: 3
- Monroe: 2
- Nassau: 1
- Santa Rosa: 1
- Walton: 1
Presidential Disaster Declaration: FEMA – 1595 – DR
Individual Assistance: Bay, Escambia, Franklin, Gulf, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla and Walton Counties
Public Assistance: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Monroe, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla and Washington Counties
Hazard Mitigation: All counties in Florida are eligible to apply.
Call 1-800-621-FEMA for individual assistance
registration or visit
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