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Liberty County residents in low lying areas, mobile homes encouraged to evacuate

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Posted at 1:47 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 13:47:00-04

LIBERTY COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A voluntary evacuation has been issued for Liberty County residents who live in mobile homes, substandard housing, and low lying areas.

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office shared information about storm preparations on Facebook

EVACUATIONS:

Individuals living in low lying areas, mobile homes or substandard housing are encouraged to move to a safe location.

SHELTERS:

W.R. Tolar School will be opening as a general shelter beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE:

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has initiated extended mandatory shifts at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning for our Law Enforcement and Communications Divisions. This will ensure the increased presence of law enforcement and enhanced emergency call taking abilities before, during and after the storm.

However, during the periods of high or dangerous winds, emergency response may be limited. Additionally, the Sheriff's Office has reassigned administrative staff to work in conjunction with Liberty County Emergency Management to support the 24/7 operations of the Liberty County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

During this event, if you need to report storm damage, downed trees, road obstructions, power outages or similar incidents, please call the Liberty County Emergency Operations Center at 850-643-2339.

For law enforcement, medical or fire calls for assistance, please call the Liberty County Sheriff's Office Communications Center at 850-643-2235. As always, in the event of a life-threatening emergency, call 911.