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Hurricane Katrina News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2005
CONTACT: ESF 14, Public Information (850) 921-0384

HURRICANE KATRINA
STATEWIDE RESPONSE BRIEFING SHEET
As of 8 am EDT, August 26, 2005

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

County Evacuations

The following evacuations still remain in effect:

  • Broward: Voluntary evacuation for Category 1 evacuation zone.
  • Glades: Voluntary evacuation for mobile homes and low lying areas
  • Hendry: Voluntary evacuation for mobile homes and low lying areas.
  • Martin: Mandatory Category 1 evacuation includes Barrier Islands, Mobile homes and low lying areas.
  • Miami-Dade: Voluntary evacuation for low lying areas.
  • Palm Beach: Mandatory evacuation for Category 1 evacuation zone.

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

Shelters

  • General Shelters: 35; Population: 2,090
    • Broward: 19, Population: 1,088
    • Collier: 2, Population: 46
    • Glades 1, Population: 0
    • Martin: 2, Population: 67
    • Miami-Dade: 1, Population: 203
    • Okeechobee: 1, Population: 20
    • Palm Beach: 9, Population: 666
  • Special Needs Shelters: 8; Population: 133
    • Broward: 5, Population: 130
    • Highlands: 1, Population: 0
    • Miami-Dade: 1, Population: 3
    • Palm Beach: 1, Population: 0

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

Hospitals

  • Broward:
  • Kindred Hospital: lost power; transferred 35 ventilator patients due tgenerator failure.
  • Miami-Dade:
  • Jackson Hospital: reported flooding and generator failure; requesting patient evacuation. Homestead Hospital: reported flooding; requesting patient evacuation.

Law Enforcement and Military Support

Florida National Guard: 950

Power Outages

See statewide power briefing for outage information.

Transportation

Road/Bridge Closures

  • Florida Highway Patrol confirms collapse of new construction overpass at NW 97th Avenue on tSR-836/ Dolphin Expressway.

Tolls

  • Florida's Turnpike tolls are now suspended from Florida City in Miami-Dade County (milepost 1) north and south bound tthe Three Lakes Toll Plaza (milepost 236) in Osceola County. Tolls alsremain suspended until further notice on the entire Sawgrass Expressway (Toll 869) in Broward County, westbound Alligator Alley (I-75)

Airports

Public-use airports and military airfields reported as CLOSD:

  • Dade-Collier Training and Transition (TNT)
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Miami International (MIA)
  • Homestead ARB (HST), Miami-Dade County expected treopen at 9:00 AM, 8/26/05
  • PompanBeach (PMP), Broward County

Public-use and military airfields in Florida are being reported as "OPEN" but have operational limitations:

  • MacDill AFB (MCF), Hillsborough County, airport is open t aircraft for official business only.

Water Notices

  • None reported at this time.

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

Fatalities Confirmed by Medical Examiner

Total hurricane related fatalities confirmed statewide: none confirmed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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

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Last updated: November 09, 2007

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