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Wakulla County issues voluntary evacuation for low-lying areas

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Aug 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-16 12:58:01-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office issued a voluntary evacuation for low-lying areas ahead of Tropical Storm Fred's arrival.

A tornado watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Monday and Wakulla is currently forecast to receive between 4 and 8 inches of rain from Fred.

Those who are on the coast may have already seen storm waters begin to rise. WCSO says it is still predicted to receive a storm surge between 3-5 feet. Storm surge will peak Monday evening between 8:30 and 11.

Beginning at 2 p.m. Monday a shelter will be available at the Community Center, 318 Shadeville Hwy.

If you intend on coming to the shelter please remember to bring the following:
-blanket and pillow
-1 small air mattress is permitted, if desired
- if you have any special dietary needs please bring your own food.
-any snacks you wish to have.