County-By-County Information/Closures/Shelters

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As Hurricane Irma makes its presence known, we've put together a county-by-county list of shelters, road closings, schools and business closings and contacts for power outages.  If we are missing information or need to update current details for your county, please click the links at the bottom of each section.  Above all, trust 98.5 KTK to get you the information you need before, during and after the storm.

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9/2/2017-Florida Under a State of Emergency (CLICK HERE)

9/7/2017-Mandatory evacuations Monroe and for portions of Brevard, Boward and Miami-Dade County are in effect.

9/7/2017-Govenor Rick Scott Closes All K-12 Public Schools, State Colleges, State Universities and State Offices to Begin Preparations Immediately.

New Florida evacuation plan implimented this year allows drivers during evacuation to use the left shoulder of Interstates in certain areas as travel lanes. 

  • The routes include Interstate 75 along Alligator Alley, I-4 from Tampa to Orlando, I-10 from Jacksonville to I-75, and I-75 from Wildwood to the Georgia state line.

To report price gouging, call 1-866-966-7226

Alachua County Rumor Control line is active.  Dial at 311 or 352-264-6557.

9.14.17-MANDATORY EVACUATION for those in the flood plain adjacent to the Santa Fe River. We are expanding the area to include a mandatory evacuation for properties adjacent to creeks, rivers, and streams north of northwest 441. Impacted communities include High Springs, the City of Alachua, and the Town of Lacrosse.

9.9.17 1pm-Alachua County has issued a Mandatory Evacuation order for those living in mobile homes, manufactured homes, recreational vehicles or homes which may not withstand hurricane force winds and those in flood prone areas.

The Gainesville Regional Airport will be closed Sunday & Monday with plans tro re-open Tuesday.  Although you shoudl call your airline ahead of tme to verify your flight has not been cancelled.

ACTIVITIES/EVENT CANCELLATIONS-Alachua County

9.12.17-Gator game against Tennessee will be played as scheduled on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 3:30pm.

9.7.17-5:00pm-FOOTBALL: Gators vs Northern Colorado game has been cancelled. No make up date scheduled.

9.6.17 2:00pm-Alachua County Courts will be closed Friday, September 8, 2017.

SANDBAGS-Alachua County

9.6.17 9:00am-City of Gainesville residents can pick up sandbags at the Public Works Bldg at 405 NW 39th Ave. from 9AM-5PM until supplies run out or sustained winds at 35mph. Proof of residency required. Limit 10 per vehicle.

9.6.17 9:00am- Sand and bags will be available for Alachua County residents at the following locations daily from 9am to 5pm until supplies are exhausted:

Bring your own shovel and please be prepared to fill your own bags. Staff will be on hand for those that need assistance.

SCHOOLS-Alachua County

9.13.17 6pm-Santa Fe College cllosed Thursday and Friday.

9.13.17 12pm-All Alachua County Public Schools will be closed throug Friday, September 15, 2017.  Classes resume Monday, September 18, 2017.  12 month employees report to work if you can travel safely.

9.12.17 11:30am- Alachua County Public Schools classes cancelled Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

9.9.17-11am- Alachua County Public Schools cancelled through Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Only essential ACPS personnel should report to work on Tuesday, and only if they can do so safely.

9.7.17 5pm- All Florida public schools, state colleges and state universities are closed Friday (9/8) through Monday (9/11).

SHELTERS-Alachua County

GENERAL POPULATION 

SPECIAL NEEDS

PET FRIENDLY

General population shelters do not provide cots or beds. Bring any needed bedding. When packing to go to a shelter, please bring special dietary foods, baby food, diapers (and other child necessities), prescription medications, a small cooler of ice if refrigeration is needed as the shelter cannot be responsible for your medications. Also bring spare clothing, personal care items (hygiene, toiletries, etc.), spare eyeglasses/contacts, and identification.

POWER OUTAGES-Alachua County

Clay Electric Cooperative customers can report power outages by calling 888-434-9844

Duke Energy customers can report power outages by calling 800-700-8744 (residential) and 877-372-8477 (business)

Florida Power and Light (FPL) customers can report outages by calling 800-226-3545 or CLICK HERE

GRU customers can report power outages by calling 352-334-2871

ROAD CLOSURES-Alachua County

-US 27 closed at Santa fe River
-US 41/441 closed at Santa Fe River
-Lakeshore Drive, from SR 26 to SR 20
-N.E. 21st Street, 18000 Block between N.E. 156th Ave and N.E. 192nd Ave
-S.E. 27th Street, between S.E. 41st Ave and S.E. 29th Blvd
-N.W. 75th Street, between N.W. 218th Ave and SR 235
-CR 236, from CR 241 to CR 239
-CR 1491, 28000 Block between N.W. 278th Ave and N.W. 182nd Terrace
-CR 1493, from N.W. 234th Ave to Sante Fe River
-CR 241, from CR 236 to Sante Fe River
-N.W. 227 Dr, N.W. 238th Ave to Old Bellamy Road

-CR 1493, from N.W. 234th Ave to Sante Fe River
-CR 241, from CR 236 to Sante Fe River
-N.W. 227 Dr, N.W. 238th Ave to Old Bellamy Road

Submit information to update the Alachua County section by clicking here.

The Marion County Division of Emergency Management Citizen Information Line is active from 8am to 8pm daily for any questions regarding Irma and county officials. 352-369-7500.  

ACTIVITIES/EVENT CANCELLATIONS-Marion County

9.6.17-12:00pm-All CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion offices will be closed Friday, Sept. 8 and possibly Monday, Sept. 11. In addition, the AutoZone Distribution Center hiring event originally set for Monday and Tuesday has been rescheduled for September 18-19.

SANDBAGS-City of Ocala residents

9.5.17 3pm-The City of Ocala will open two sandbag stations Wednesday (9/6/17) through Friday (9/8) from 8am to duskalong Watula Avenue in Tuscawilla Park behind the Reilly Arts Center. The second station will be at the corner of State Road 40 and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., just east of the Hampton Center. These are self-serve bag stations with bags and sand at no charge.  Stations will also have shovels to use to fill the sandbags.  Sandbags can be used to prevent water intrusion during storms and severe weather. They can be placed in doorways, as well as driveway aprons, garage doors and other areas around the home. The limit is 10 sandbags per resident.

SANDBAGS-Marion County

9.5.17 5pm- The Marion County Division of Emergency Management has established four sandbag locations at Sheriff District offices:

These are self-serve bag stations will be open at 8am until dusk with bags and sand at no charge.  Stations will also have shovels to use to fill the sandbags.  There is a 10 bag limit.

SCHOOLS-Marion County

9.12.17 6:00pm-All Marion County Schools will re-open Monday, September 18, 2017.  All 12-month employees should report to work.

9.13.17 1:30pm-College of Central Florida open Friday with classes resuming Monday, September 18, 2017.

9.11.17 11:00am- All Marion County School classes are caqncelled for Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

9.8.17-5:00pm- Marion County Public Schools will remain closed through Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

9.7.17 5:00pm- All Florida public schools, state colleges and state universities are closed Friday (9/8) through Monday (9/11).

SHELTERS-Marion County

GENERAL POPULATION

PET FRIENDLY

  • Vanguard High School, 7 NW 28th St, Ocala, FL 34475 (9.10.17 3:30pm-reported at capacity)-NOW CLOSED
    • Vanguard High School is currently at full capacity for pet sheltering, but citizens can still bring their pets with them and Marion County Animal Services will accommodate the sheltering of those animals. Vanguard also has room for more people, so citizens can seek shelter there as well.

SPECIAL NEEDS (Special needs individuals can contact the Citizens Information Line at 352-369-7500 to arrange transportation to a shelter.)

  • Belleview High School, 10400 SE 36th Ave, Belleview, FL 34420 (9.10.17 3:30pm-reported at capacity)-NOW CLOSED
  • West Port High School, 3733 SW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL 34481 (9.10.17 8am-reported at capacity)-NOW CLOSED
  • **9.9.17-10:30AM- West Port High School can no longer accept electric dependent special needs individuals. Electric dependent individuals should go to Belleview High School instead so their need s can be accommodated.

Emergency Management officials are encouraging citizens to bring supplies with them to the shelters to last them for 24-48 hours, such as clothing, bedding, medications, food, water, etc. If you are bringing your pet(s) to the pet-friendly shelter, they must be caged and you will be required to provide recent immunization documentation. Please bring whatever supplies are needed in order for your pets to be self-sufficient, and please pick up after them as well.

Registered sex offenders and predators are required to report to the Marion County Jail for sheltering. There will be law enforcement presence at all shelters for extra security.

POWER OUTAGES-Marion County

Clay Electric Cooperative customers can report power outages by calling 888-434-9844

Duke Energy customers can report power outages by calling 800-700-8744 (residential) and 877-372-8477 (business)

Ocala Utility Services customers can report power outages by calling 352-351-6666 or or download the myusage.com mobile application

Seco Energy customers can report power outages by calling 800-732-6141

ROAD CLOSURES-Marion County

State Road 40 and County Road 316 bridges that cross over the Ocklawaha River will close at 5:00 p.m. 9.13.17-NOW OPEN

Marion County will impose a curfew starting at 10pm Monday, September 11, 2017 to 6am Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

The City of Dunnellon will impose a curfew starting at 8pm Monday, September 11, 2017  through 7am Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

Submit information to update the Marion County section by clicking here.

Bradford County Emergency Management is requesting voluntary evacuation of residents who live in a mobile home, a recreational vehicle, a trailer, or an unsafe structure – one that is not rated to withstand strong winds.

ACTIVITIES/EVENT CANCELLATIONS-Bradford County

No storm-related cancellations reported at this time.

SANDBAGS-Bradford County

9.6.17-10am 

Sandbags are available at these locations:

Each location will be in service while supplies last. 20 bag limit.

SCHOOLS-Bradford County

9.7.17 5:00pm- All Florida public schools, state colleges and state universities are closed Friday (9/8) through Monday (9/11).

SHELTERS-Bradford County

GENERAL POPULATION & SPECIAL NEEDS & PET-FRIENDLY-NOW CLOSED

  • Starke Elementary School: 1000 W Weldon St, Starke, FL 32091 will open as a shelter at 6 p.m. Saturday. Limited number of cots will be available. Food service will begin at breakfast Sunday morning. No pets/animals. Plan to bring blankets, pillows, snacks for Saturday evening through the rest of the stay, quiet games, books, puzzles and other activities to make the stay more pleasant.

POWER OUTAGES-Bradford County

Clay Electric Cooperative customers can report power outages by calling 888-434-9844

Duke Energy customers can report power outages by calling 800-700-8744 (residential) and 877-372-8477 (business)

Florida Power and Light (FPL) customers can report outages by calling 800-226-3545 or CLICK HERE

ROAD CLOSURES-Bradford County

Bradford County has implemented a county wide curfew effective from 12pm Sunday, September 10, 2017 to 8pm Monday, September 11, 2017. 

Submit information to update Bradford County section by clicking here.

The Columbia County Citizen Information Center (CIC) is open 24/7 throughout the duration of the event. The hotline number is 386-719-7530.

ACTIVITIES/EVENT CANCELLATIONS-Columbia County

No storm-related cancellations reported at this time.

SANDBAGS-Columbia County

9.7.17 4:00pm- Columbia County will distribute sandbags Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10, from 8:00 am to  5:00 pm at the following three locations: 

*Bags, sand and shovels will be on hand.  Self-service in filling sandbags.

SCHOOLS-Columbia County

9.12.17 No school or employees on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. No students or teachers on Thursday, September 14, 2017. 12 month employees report. Normal school day Friday, September 15, 2017.

9.7.17 5:00pm- All Florida public schools, state colleges and state universities are closed Friday (9/8) through Monday (9/11).

SHELTERS-Columbia County

Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are desperately needed for shelter operations in Columbia County. A simple background check to confirm a non-violent past is all that is needed. Please call 386-719-7530 to register.
 

GENERAL POPULATION

SPECIAL NEEDS

PET FRIENDLY

POWER OUTAGES-Columbia County

Clay Electric Cooperative customers can report power outages by calling 888-434-9844

Duke Energy customers can report power outages by calling 800-700-8744 (residential) and 877-372-8477 (business)

Florida Power and Light (FPL) customers can report outages by calling 800-226-3545 or CLICK HERE

ROAD CLOSURES-Columbia County

• CLOSED U.S. Highway 27 Bridge
• CLOSED U.S. Highway 41 Bridge
• CLOSED C.R. 18 Bridge (at Union County line)

Submit information to update the Columbia County section by clicking here.

ACTIVITIES/EVENT CANCELLATIONS-Citrus County

9.7.17 11:30AM: A MANDATORY EVACUATION of all residents west of Hwy 19, 1 and ½ miles east of Hwy 19, all of the City of Crystal River, all low lying areas throughout the entire county and anyone residing in mobile homes, manufactured homes and all unsafe structures throughout the entire county, excluding safe structures in Sugarmill Woods. 

9.6.17-12:00pm-All CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion offices will be closed Friday, Sept. 8 and possibly Monday, Sept. 11. In addition, the AutoZone Distribution Center hiring event originally set for Monday and Tuesday has been rescheduled for September 18-19.

SANDBAGS-Citrus County

Homosassa: 4508 S. Grandmarch Ave.Only 15 bags per vehicle will be allowed-NOW CLOSED

Crystal River: 7490 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy.Only 15 bags per vehicle will be allowed.-NOW CLOSED

City of Crystal River citizens can self-fill bags, with sand, shovels and bags available at the Crystal River Fire Station, 650 NW 3rd Ave.-NOW CLOSED

SCHOOLS-Citrus County

9.12.17 3pm- Al Citrus County Schools will remain closed through Friday, September 15, 2017.  

9.7.17 5:00pm- All Florida public schools, state colleges and state universities are closed Friday (9/8) through Monday (9/11).

SHELTERS-Citrus County

GENERAL POPULATION

SPECIAL NEEDS

PET-FRIENDLY

POWER OUTAGES-Citrus County

Central Florida Electric Cooperative customers can report power outages by calling 352-447-3553

Duke Energy customers can report power outages by calling 800-700-8744 (residential) and 877-372-8477 (business)

Seco Energy customers can report power outages by calling 800-732-6141

Sumter Electric Cooperative customers can report power outages by calling 352-726-3944

Withlacoochee Electric Cooperative customer can report power outages by calling 352-795-4382 or by CLICKING HERE

ROAD CLOSURES-Citrus County

Curfew in effect from 6pm Sunday, September 6, 2017, until 6pm Monday, September 11, 2017.

Submit information to update the Citrus County section by clicking here.

A MANDATORY EVACUATION issued for all of Dixie County effective as of 7pm Friday, September 8, 2017. (9.12.17-Evacuation orders lifted.)

ACTIVITIES/EVENT CANCELLATIONS-Dixie County

No storm-related cancellations reported at this time.

SANDBAGS-Dixie County

Sandbags are available at:

Cross City: County Yard: 17600 Southeast 19 Highway, Cross City, FL 32628-NOW CLOSED

Old Town: Old Town Fire Station: 227 NE 211 Ave, Old Town, FL 32680-NOW CLOSED

SCHOOLS-Dixie County

9.7.17 5:00pm- All Florida public schools, state colleges and state universities are closed Friday (9/8) through Monday (9/11).

SHELTERS-Dixie County

GENERAL POPULATION

SPECIAL NEEDS

POWER OUTAGES-Dixie County

Central Florida Electric Cooperative customers can report power outages by calling 352-447-3553

Duke Energy customers can report power outages by calling 800-700-8744 (residential) and 877-372-8477 (business)

ROAD CLOSURES-Dixie County

There are no reported storm-related road closures due to tropical weather.

Submit information to update the Dixie County section by clicking here.

9.9.17 11am-MANDATORY EVACUATION issued for all of Gilchrist County effective immediately (9.12.17-evacuation order has ended.)

ACTIVITIES/EVENT CANCELLATIONS-Gilchrist County

No storm-related cancellations reported at this time

SANDBAGS-Gilchrist County

Sandbags are available at the following locations: 
Trenton City Park, 214 SE Third Ave Trenton, FL 32693-NOW CLOSED
Fanning Springs Fire Department,17651 NW 90th Ct Fanning Springs, FL 32693-NOW CLOSED
Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), 3250 North U.S. Highway 129 Bell, FL 32619-NOW CLOSED
There is a 10-bag limit and you will be required to fill the bags.

SCHOOLS-Gilchrist County

9.13.17 1pm-Gilchrist County School sclosed Thursday, September 12, 2017. 

9.12.17 11am- Gilchrist County Schools closed Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

9.7.17 5:00pm- All Florida public schools, state colleges and state universities are closed Friday (9/8) through Monday (9/11).

SHELTERS-Gilchrist County

GENERAL POPULATION

SPECIAL NEEDS 
Bell Health Academy-Bell Middle/High School: 930 S Main St, Bell, FL 32619 to open Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10am.-IS CLOSED

POWER OUTAGES-Gilchrist County

Central Florida Electric Cooperative customers can report power outages by calling 352-447-3553

Clay Electric Cooperative customers can report power outages by calling 888-434-9844

Duke Energy customers can report power outages by calling 800-700-8744 (residential) and 877-372-8477 (business)

ROAD CLOSURES-Gilchrist County

Mandatory curfew in effect from 2pm Sunday, September 10, 2017 until after the storm.  All roads will be closed.

Submit information to update the Gilchrist section by clicking here.

ACTIVITIES/EVENT CANCELLATIONS-Levy County

9.8.17-3:00pm-MANDATORY EVACUATION FOR ALL OF LEVY COUNTY starting at 4pm, Friday, September 8, 2017. (9.12.17 Evacuation order has expired)

If you cannot get to a shelter due to lack of transportation, call Levy County Transit at 352-486-3485. If you have issues with that phone number call the Public Information Line at 352-486-5155 or 352-486-5576.

9.6.17-12:00pm-All CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion offices will be closed Friday, Sept. 8 and possibly Monday, Sept. 11. In addition, the AutoZone Distribution Center hiring event originally set for Monday and Tuesday has been rescheduled for September 18-19.

SANDBAGS-Levy County

9.6.17 8:00am-Self Serve Sandbag locations will open today at 10am at the following locations. Please limit your sandbags to the minimum amount needed to make sure everyone can get them:
• Chiefland City Barn: 920 SE 4th Street, Chiefland-REPORTED OUT OF SANDBAGS
• Bronson Town Hall: 650 Oak Street, Bronson-REPORTED OUT OF SANDBAGS
• Old Inglis Police Station: 26 Highway 40 W, Inglis-REPORTED OUT OF SANDBAGS
• Yankeetown Water Plant: Off Hwy 40 in Yankeetown-REPORTED OUT OF SANDBAGS
• Rosewood Fire Station: 9990 SW 63rd Lane, Rosewood-REPORTED OUT OF SANDBAGS
• Cedar Key Community Center: 809 6th St, Cedar Key-REPORTED OUT OF SANDBAGS
• Gulf Hammock Fire Station: 2853 SE County Road 326-REPORTED OUT OF SANDBAGS
• Empty Lot across from Williston Police Department on SW Main Street

Please remember that these locations only provide sand and bags. You will need to bring your own equipment to fill them.

SCHOOLS-Levy County

9.13.17-All Levy County Public School classes are cancelled for Thursday, September 14, 2017. All School Board employees will report to work at 8:30.

9.12.17-All Levy County Schools closed Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

9.7.17 5:00pm- All Florida public schools, state colleges and state universities are closed Friday (9/8) through Monday (9/11).

SHELTERS-Levy County

GENERAL POPULATION/SPECAIL NEEDS

GENERAL POPULATION

POWER OUTAGES-Levy County

Central Florida Electric Cooperative customers can report power outages by calling 352-447-3553

Clay Electric Cooperative customers can report power outages by calling 888-434-9844

Duke Energy customers can report power outages by calling 800-700-8744 (residential) and 877-372-8477 (business)

Seco Energy customers can report power outages by calling 800-732-6141

ROAD CLOSURES-Levy County

There are no reported storm-related road closures due to tropical weather.

Submit information to update the Levy County section by clicking here.

Submit information to update this section by clicking here.

 

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