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DaVita Dialysis center in Quincy damaged by Hurricane Michael, patients asked to go to Tallahassee locations

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2019-09-30 08:15:38-04

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. 

Evacuation Routes

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.

Shelter Transportation

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:

Havana

Old Havana Elementary - Hwy 27

Harvey's Parking Lot - Hwy 27

Quincy

Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot - Ben Bostic Road

Rose's Parking Lot (Old IGA) - Hwy 90

Greensboro/Chattahoochee/Gretna

Sawdust Park - Providence Road

Chattahoochee Elementary - Maple Street

Mt. Pleasant Post Office - Hwy 90

Gretna City Hall - Hwy 90

Midway

Midway City Hall - Hwy 90

Transportation runs will occur every three hours.

Curfew

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.)

Shelters

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. 

Additional Information

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.