GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Dialysis patients in Gadsden County need to make their way to DaVita locations in Tallahassee for treatment.
The Gadsden County Sheriff's office says that the DaVita dialysis center in Quincy has been damaged and cannot treat patients.
Instead, patients are being asked to go to the DaVita centers in Tallahassee.
There are two locations they are being asked to go: The DaVita center at 5857 West Tennessee Street and the center at 2410 South Adams Street.
Gadsden County officials: Mobile home residents need to evacuate immediately
GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A mandatory evacuation is in effect immediately for all citizens who live in mobile homes in Gadsden County.
Gadsden County commissioners have issued a mandatory evacuation for all citizens who live in mobile homes.
Hurricane Michael is a major storm expected to hit the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend areas Wednesday morning, so officials are stressing that residents effected by the evacuation order get out immediately.
Gadsden County evacuation routes can be found in the Gadsden County Disaster Survival Guide. The guide is available at all Gadsden County libraries and online at www.GadsdenCountyFL.gov.
Additionally, the Gadsden County School Board will be providing transportation runs to county shelters beginning at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9 at the following locations:
Old Havana Elementary - Hwy 27
Harvey's Parking Lot - Hwy 27
Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot - Ben Bostic Road
Rose's Parking Lot (Old IGA) - Hwy 90
Sawdust Park - Providence Road
Chattahoochee Elementary - Maple Street
Mt. Pleasant Post Office - Hwy 90
Gretna City Hall - Hwy 90
Midway City Hall - Hwy 90
Transportation runs will occur every three hours.
A county-wide curfew has been issued in Gadsden County, effective Tuesday night from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., until further notice.
Officials are urging citizens to stay off the roads as tropical storm and hurricane force winds are expected as early as Tuesday night.
This restriction does not apply to any law enforcement officers, military personnel assigned for hurricane disaster duties, emergency medical personnel, or any other individual or groups of individuals whose job/employment will assist with the public’s health, safety, or welfare (i.e. fuel delivery personnel, utility repair personnel, etc.)
Gadsden County High School - General Population and Special Needs
- 27001 Blue Star Hwy., Havana, FL 32333 – (850) 539-2863
West Gadsden Middle School – General Population
- 200 Providence Rd., Greensboro, FL 32351 – (850) 442-9500
Havana Magnet School
- 1210 Kemp Rd., Havana, FL 32333 – (850) 539-2043
Gadsden County does not have a pet friendly shelter. All pets have to be taken to Chiles High School's shelter.
Additionally, Gadsden County urges citizens to take precautions and stay up to date on emergency weather information by signing up to receive emergency alerts at www.GadsdenCountyFL.gov/AlertGadsden
Gadsden County Disaster Survival Guides are available at all three Gadsden County Public Libraries and online at www.GadsdenCountyFL.gov.
Citizens may also follow Gadsden County on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GadsdenCountyBOCC for live updates.
For more information, contact Olivia Smith, Public Information Officer at Osmith@GadsdenCountyFL.gov / (850) 875-8671 or (850) 694-8046.