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CONTACT: ESF 14, Public Information (850) 921-0384

August 29, 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.
  • 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.


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

  • 19 General Shelters, Population: 1,914
    • Escambia: 10 Shelters, Population 1,835
    • Santa Rosa: 2 Shelters, Population 364
    • Okaloosa: 2 Shelter, Population 179
    • Leon: 1 Shelter, Population 101
    • Levy: 3 Shelters, Population 16
    • Miami-Dade: 1 Shelters, Population 28
  • 2 Special Needs Shelters, Population: 77
    • Escambia: 1 Shelters, Population 58
    • Santa Rosa: 1 Shelter, Population 19

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.


Road/Bridge Closures


  • Highway 98 at Brooks Bridge & Okaloosa Island closed
  • Destin Bridge (SR 30) closed


  • Escambia Bay Bridge (I-10) closed
  • Pensacola Bay Bridge (3 Mile Bridge) HWY98 closed

Santa Rosa

  • Garcon Bridge (SR281) closed


  • SR 363 South of Newport Rd (St Marks) closed


  • North Church Street washed out
  • County Rd 30A and Oyster Drive roads inaccessible (Surge at 8 feet on coast)
  • Sycamore/Highway 20 Bridge 3 feet from cresting
  • Phoenix Gulf Drive/HWY98 traffic light down
  • Clyde B Wells Bridge closed by county to vehicle traffic
  • Nursery Road and Whisper Lane (South Walton) closed due to flooding

  • All tolls in the Florida Panhandle are now suspended.

Airports Closed

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

Water Notices

  • Miami-Dade: Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Authority
    Redlands Mobile Home Park, SW 232 Street, Goulds
    KOA Miami South, SW 162 Ave, Miami
    Americana Village, SW 180 Ave ,Miami
    Jones Mobile Home Park, NW 185th Street, Miami
    Redlands Properties, 13620 Packing House Road, Princeton
    Silver Palm Mobile Home Park, SW 232 Street, Goulds

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

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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