The National Hurricane Center 's track for Irma as of the morning of Sunday, Sept. 10.

Officials warn: Find shelter Sunday

Three shelters, including one that takes pets, are still open.
By: 
Sep. 10, 2017

The path of Hurricane Irma has shifted to the west coast of Florida, but that does not mean Flagler County will escape the massive storm's effects.

For that reason, emergency officials in the county are warning residents that today — Sunday, Sept. 10 — is the final day to find shelter, according to a Flagler County government news release.

“We’ve told people the last few days to take that time to prepare for this storm,” said Flagler County Emergency Manager Steve Garten. “Today, Sunday, is the final day to shelter before the storm. If you are in a newer home and not in an evacuation zone, your best option is to shelter in place. Our shelters are open and have capacity."

The following shelters are still open:

  • Rymfire Elementary School —Special needs: 1425 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast
  • Bunnell Elementary School — For those with pets: 305 N. Palmetto St., Bunnell
  • Wadsworth Elementary and Buddy Taylor Middle Schools — General Population: 4500 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast

Craig Coffey, Flagler County Administrator adds, “Once severe weather conditions pass, damage assessment teams will begin their work across the county. We ask residents to keep their travel to a minimum in the time following the worst weather passing us.”

Remember, as weather conditions worsen our first responders will not be able to respond since they will be taking shelter from the storm.

Our call-in center continues to be in operation around the clock. That number is 386-586-5111.

Check for current information on Flagler County’s website flaglercounty.org, or tune into the county’s partner radio station WNZF, 1550 am, 106.3 fm, KIX fm 98.7, and the Flagler Radio App worldwide. Follow “Flagler County Government” or “Flagler County Emergency Management on Facebook or Twitter. The county’s social media team will provide updates through these official accounts:

  • Facebook.com/FlaglerCountyGovernment
  • Facebook.com/FlaglerEOC
  • Twitter.com/FlaglerCtyGov
  • Twitter.com/FlaglerEM
  • Flagler TV Spectrum Channel 492