Hurricane Dorian satellite. (Credit: NHC)

Hendry County issues local state of emergency for Hurricane Dorian

Hendry County Officials have declared a local State of Emergency effective at 1pm, Thursday, August 29, 2019 in preparation for the potential threat of Hurricane Dorian.

Hendry County Emergency Management (EM) Officials are urging residents to prepare for the possibility of tropical storm conditions beginning Sunday afternoon through Monday and possible hurricane force winds late evening on Monday and early Tuesday morning.

Preparations should include ensuring yard debris is cleared and loose items are secured. Please ensure that all garbage cans and lids are removed from the road right-of-way so as not to block drainage pipes or become flying debris.

Hendry County EM encourages residents to review their checklist of emergency supplies and items that need to be completed prior to Saturday morning.

Emergency checklist items should include but not be limited to the following:

  • Extra Batteries
  • Candles or lamps with fuel
  • Matches
  • Materials and tools for emergency home repairs
  • Prescription drugs
  • 7 day supply of drinking water
  • Food that you don’t have to refrigerate or cook
  • First Aid supplies
  • Portable NOAA weather radio
  • Adjustable wrench and other basic tools
  • Flashlight

Residents are also encouraged to sign up for Hendry County related emergency alerts by texting “HENDRYFLA” to 888777.

Hendry County residents with questions or concerns are asked to call Emergency Management at 863-674-5400.

You can also visit  preparehendry.com.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY

The Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners has scheduled an emergency meeting at 8 a.m., Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 in Room 119, Charlotte County Administration Center, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, Fla. The purpose is to discuss a declaration of emergency due to Hurricane Dorian. The meeting is open to the public.

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