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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: afternoon

***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 are in effect:

  • Escambia: Mandatory evacuation for Category 3 evacuation zones.
  • Santa Rosa: Mandatory evacuation for barrier islands.
  • Okaloosa: Mandatory evacuation for barrier islands.
  • Walton: Voluntary evacuation.
  • Gulf: Mandatory evacuation of Cape San Blas. Voluntary evacuation of coastal areas, low-lying areas and less than standard housing.
  • Franklin: Voluntary evacuation for coastal areas.
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.

  • 17 Total Shelters: Population Total 95
  • 16 General Shelters:
    • Escambia: 9 Shelters, Population 5
    • Santa Rosa: 2 Shelters, Population 0
    • Okaloosa: 1 Shelter, Population 0
    • Walton: 1 shelter, Population 0
    • Wakulla: 1 shelter, Population 0
    • Miami-Dade: 2 Shelters, Population 90
  • 5 Special Needs Shelters:
    • Escambia: 1 Shelters, Population 0
    • Santa Rosa: 1 Shelters, Population 0
    • Okaloosa: 1 Shelter, Population 0
    • Walton: 1 shelter, Population 0
    • Leon: 1 Shelter, Population 0

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

  • I-10 Bridge is now flowing 2-lanes eastbound.

Tolls

  • All tolls in the Florida Panhandle are now suspended.

Airports

Due to Hurricane Katrina the following public-use and military airfields in Florida are being reported as "CLOSED" for the periods shown:

  • Dade-Collier Training and Transition (TNT), Miami-Dade County, currently closed until further notice
  • Pensacola NAS (NPA), Escambia County, airport is currently closed until 1:30 PM 8/28/05
  • Whiting Field NAS North (NSE), Santa Rosa County, airport is currently closed until 5:40 PM (L) 8/31/05
  • Whiting Field NAS South (NDZ), Santa Rosa County, airport is currently until 8:00 AM (L) 8/31/05
  • The following public-use and military airfields in Florida are being reported as "OPEN" but have operational issues of interest:

  • 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:  11

  • Broward County: 6
  • Miami-Dade: 5

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

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Last updated: November 09, 2007

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