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Mandatory evacuation order issued for Wakulla County

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2019-09-30 08:10:00-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for Wakulla County.

The Sheriff's Office says that a Mandatory Evacuation order has been issued for Zone A (coastal and low lying areas) and Mobile Homes and other weak structures.

The remainder of Wakulla County will be under a voluntary evacuation order. The evacuation orders will start at 8 p.m. Monday evening. 

They stress that NO SHELTERS WILL BE OPENED IN WAKULLA COUNTY.

Citizens that are evacuating should evacuate to an area outside of the storm’s path. Neighboring counties will also be in the storm’s path and there for at risk. 

This is because all of their shelters are rated safe for Category 2 and under hurricanes and Hurricane Michael is forecast to become a Category 3 by landfall. Instead they are asking residents to evacuate to Leon County.

The location of those shelters will be provided when they are available.

Current storm surge levels are projected to be 8 to 12 feet. Sandbags are available at the Sheriff’s office with a limit of 10 Sandbags per trip.