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Hurricane Katrina News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 28, 2005
CONTACT: ESF 14, Public Information (850) 921-0384

HURRICANE KATRINA
STATEWIDE RESPONSE BRIEFING SHEET
August 28, 2005: morning

***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.***

County Evacuations

The following evacuations still remain in effect:

  • Santa Rosa: Mandatory 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 150
  • 3 General Shelters:
    • Broward: 1 Shelter, Population 7
    • Miami-Dade: 2 Shelters, Population 143
  • There are no patients currently in Special Needs Shelters

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

Law Enforcement and Military Support

Florida National Guard: 781

Power Outages

See power briefing.

Transportation

Road/Bridge Closures

  • All roads on the state road system are open.

Tolls

  • Tolls on Florida’s Turnpike have been reinstated in Palm Beach and Broward counties.
  • Effective 6:00 am, toll collection has been reinstated in the Turnpike's Ticket System Three Lakes Toll Plaza to Okeechobee Road, US 27 in Miami Dade County.
  • The Sawgrass Expressway and westbound I-75/Alligator Alley have also been reinstated.
  • Tolls remain suspended on Florida's Turnpike in both directions from Florida City, MP 1 to Northwest 106 Street, MP 34.

Airports

Public-use airports and military airfields reported as CLOSED:

  • Dade-Collier Training and Transition (TNT), Miami-Dade County, currently closed until further notice
  • Pensacola NAS (NPA), Escambia County, airport is closed until 1:30 PM
  • Whiting Field NAS North (NSE), Santa Rosa County, airport closed until 5:40 PM (L) 8/31/05
  • Whiting Field NAS South (NDZ), Santa Rosa County, airport closed until 8:00 AM (L) 8/31/05

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

  • Duke Field (EGI), Okaloosa County, airport is open to aircraft on "Official Business Only until 12:00 PM (L) 8/31/05
  • Eglin AFB (VPS), Okaloosa County, airport is open to aircraft on "Official Business Only until 7:00 PM (L) 9/1/05
  • MacDill AFB (MCF), Hillsborough County, airport is open to aircraft on "Official Business Only" for the period 6:00 PM (L) 8/25/05 until 12:00 PM (L) 8/29/05

Water Notices

  • City of Homestead
  • Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Authority
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida

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:  5

  • Broward County: 4
  • Miami-Dade: 1

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

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Last updated: November 09, 2007

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