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Hurricane Katrina News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2005
CONTACT: ESF 14, Public Information (850) 921-0384

HURRICANE KATRINA
STATEWIDE RESPONSE BRIEFING SHEET
August 29, 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 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: Mandatory evacuation of all barrier islands, Alligator Point and low-lying areas.
  • Wakulla: Mandatory evacuation for low-lying areas and less than standard housing.
  • Taylor: Mandatory evacuation of residents and guests in coastal areas and low-lying 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.

  • 21 General Shelters, Population: 1,505
    • Escambia: 9 Shelters, Population 941
    • Santa Rosa: 2 Shelters, Population 218
    • Okaloosa: 1 Shelter, Population 62
    • Walton: 1 Shelter, Population 27
    • Wakulla: 1 Shelter, Population 2
    • Leon: 1 Shelter, Population 4
    • Taylor: 1 Shelter, Population 0
    • Levy: 3 Shelters, Population 16
    • Miami-Dade: 2 Shelters, Population 173
  • 5 Special Needs Shelters, Population: 68
    • Escambia: 1 Shelters, Population 58
    • Santa Rosa: 1 Shelter, Population 0
    • Okaloosa: 1 Shelter, Population 0
    • Walton: 1 Shelter, Population 9
    • Leon: 1 Shelter, Population 1

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

Law Enforcement and Military Support

Florida National Guard: 714

Power Outages

See power briefing.

Transportation

Road/Bridge Closures

  • Escambia Bay Bridge, I-10 closed due to wind gust.
  • US 98 (Okaloosa Island) closed due to water over road.
  • SR 30E (Stumphole) Gulf County closed due to water across road
  • Saint George Island Bridge closed due to high winds
  • US 98 Pensacola Bay Bridge closed due to high winds

Tolls

  • All tolls in the Florida Panhandle are now suspended.

Airports Closed

  • Pensacola Regional Airport
  • Pensacola Regional Airport
  • Okaloosa Regional Airport
  • Whiting Field NAS North
  • Whiting Field NAS South
  • Dade-Collier Training and Transition

Water Notices

  • Gulf County Lighthouse Utilities on Cape San Blas north of Stumphole.
  • 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

Federal Disaster Aid: FEMA-1602-DR

President Bush granted Florida a Presidential Disaster Declaration on August 28, 2005, providing Public Assistance for:

  • Broward
  • Miami-Dade

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

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Last updated: November 09, 2007

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