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

August 30, 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.
  • 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: 1,508
    • Escambia: 8 Shelters, Population 876
    • Santa Rosa: 2 Shelters, Population 274
    • Okaloosa: 1 Shelter, Population 176
    • Walton: 1 Shelter, Population 17
    • Leon: 1 Shelter, Population 121
    • Levy: 3 Shelters, Population 16
    • Miami-Dade: 1 Shelters, Population 28
  • 2 Special Needs Shelters, Population: 50
    • Escambia: 1 Shelters, Population 39
    • Santa Rosa: 1 Shelter, Population 11

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

Law Enforcement and Military Support

Florida National Guard: 208

School Closures

  • Escambia Public Schools
  • Santa Rosa Public Schools
  • Pensacola Junior College
  • University of Florida Eglin Air Force Base
  • University of West Florida

Power Outages

See power briefing.


Road/Bridge Closures


  • Escambia Bay Bridge (I-10) closed
  • S.R. 292 Perdido Key Bridge


  • Highway 98 at Brooks Bridge & Okaloosa Island closed

Guf County

  • S.R. 30E (Stumphole)

  • All tolls in the Florida Panhandle are now suspended.

Airports Closed

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

Boil Water Notices

  • Escambia:
    Pensacola Beach
    Perdido Key
  • Gulf:
    Lighthouse Utilities on Cape San Blas north of Stumphole.
  • 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

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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