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Hurricane Katrina News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2005
CONTACT: ESF 14, Public Information (850) 921-0384

HURRICANE KATRINA
STATEWIDE RESPONSE BRIEFING SHEET
August 27, 2005: morning

***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:

  • Okaloosa: Voluntary Evacuation
  • Santa Rosa: Voluntary Evacuation
For additional information pertaining to county evacuations, curfews and re-entry, please contact the local county emergency operations center.

Shelters

Shelter totals reflect that general and special needs shelters may coincide.

  • 3 Total Shelters: Population Total 237
  • 3 General Shelters:
    • Broward
    • Miami-Dade
  • 2 Special Needs Shelters: Population Total 8
    • Broward
    • Miami-Dade
  • Shelters on standby in the Panhandle: 38

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

Law Enforcement and Military Support

Florida National Guard: 950

Power Outages

See power briefing.

Transportation

Road/Bridge Closures

  • State & Federal roads clear; and 97th Avenue and 836 (Dolphin Expwy) reopened.

Tolls

  • Florida's Turnpike tolls are now suspended from Florida City in Miami-Dade County (milepost 1) north and south bound to the Okeechobee Road (US 27) (milepost 34) in Miami-Dade County.

Airports

Public-use airports and military airfields reported as CLOSED:

  • Dade-Collier Training and Transition (TNT)

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

  • Kendall-Tamiami Executive (TMD), Miami-Dade County, Air Traffic Control Tower closed until further notice.
  • MacDill AFB (MCF), Hillsborough County, airport is open to aircraft for official business only.

Water Notices

  • None reported at this time.

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

Fatalities Confirmed by Medical Examiner

Total hurricane related fatalities confirmed statewide by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement:

  • Broward County: 4

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

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Last updated: November 09, 2007

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