Okaloosa County, Fla. Prepares For Tropical Storm Isaac

Okaloosa County, Fla. – Okaloosa County is under a hurricane warning issued by the National Hurricane Center. Please stay tuned to local television channels, radio and newspapers for updates. Other updates at this time include:

• All residents and visitors south of Highway 98, on low lying barrier islands, and all residents living in mobile homes, are under voluntary evacuation beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 27. Mandatory evacuation may be called if conditions worsen.

• Sandbags will be available at Public Works north (Hwy. 85) and south (Ready Ave.) beginning Monday, from 7:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Supplies provided to individually fill the bags.

• A decision about opening a shelter at Davidson Middle School will be made Monday morning, August 27.

• No school closures at this time.

• The 911 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will activate at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 27, at Level 2, which means Public Safety team goes into a 12-hour schedule.

• Full activation begins Tuesday, August 28, remaining throughout the storm.

• Anyone needing to check flights from NWF Regional Airport should call the 800 number for their particular airline.

• Joe’s Bayou Boat Ramp fees are temporarily suspended by the city of Destin.

• No ban on alcohol at this time.

Citizens are encouraged to tune into local radio stations and television for updated information on TS Isaac and to visit the Okaloosa County Emergency Website at www.okaloosafl.com, follow us at OKALOOSAEOC on Twitter, and find us on Facebook at Okaloosa County Public Safety.

If you need assistance with planning, visit Public Safety’s web page for a list or call the Citizens Information Line at 311, within the county.

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