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Gadsden County declares local state of emergency due to Hurricane Michael

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Posted at 4:09 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2019-09-30 08:10:16-04

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners has declared a local State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Michael. 

“The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners is taking Hurricane Michael and its threat to our area very seriously,” said Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners Chairperson Brenda Holt. “By declaring a State of Emergency, we are urging all of our citizens to prepare and stay safe during the storm.” 

The Gadsden County sandbag location at the Post Plant Pit, 1090 Post Plant Rd., Quincy, FL has been extended until further notice.

Shelter Locations

The following shelters will be open Tuesday, October 9 at 12 p.m.:

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

Shelter attendees will need to bring a form of identification.

All Gadsden County Board of County Commission offices will be closed Tuesday, October 9 through Friday, October 12.

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.