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After Michael: Residents picking up debris in Gadsden County

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Published: Oct. 11, 2018 at 9:37 PM EDT
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

Updated - October 13, 2018

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- Lanetra Bennett surveys the damage and speaks with residents who are cleaning up after Hurricane Michael went through Gadsden County.

Hurricane Michael Recovery Update from Gadsden County:

Quincy, FL – Gadsden County continues to make tremendous strides in restoration efforts just three days after Hurricane Michael left thousands with significant structure damage and the entire county without power. Recovery efforts are expected to last well into November. Severely affected areas include Chattahoochee, Greensboro, Hardaway and Sycamore.

Curfew

The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office continues to enforces a mandatory curfew from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Citizens should be prepared to be stopped by law enforcement if the curfew is violated.

Law Enforcement

The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office continues to assist the City of Gretna’s and City of Midway’s with additional law enforcement officers. Dozens of law enforcement agencies across the state and surrounding region have arrived to provide additional aid to the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office.

A Looting Task Forces has been created to prevent break-ins to local businesses. Call 911 if you see suspicious activity.

The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office encourages citizens to report price gouging and scams by calling 1 (866) 9NO-SCAM or 1 (866) 966-7226.

Water Distribution Sites

The following sites will be distributing water, MREs and tarps on a daily basis from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

• Gadsden County Jail – Quincy, FL

• Johnny Johnson Pavilion – Chattahoochee, FL

• Eugene Lamb Park – Havana, FL

• Havana Public Library – Havana, FL

• Greensboro Elementary – Greensboro, FL

Distribution site served over 22,000 citizens as of Friday, October 12.

Shelter Locations

Gadsden County shelters have been consolidated to one location at Gadsden County High School. The shelter also serves as a special needs shelter. Security is still on location.

Comfort Station

The City of Midway has opened a comfort station at the Midway Recreation Center, 420 Palmer Rd. from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Closures

All county offices are closed until further notice.

Road Closures

• Augustine Road

• Dolan Road

• Dover Road

• Faircloth Road

• Gene Williams Road

• Goodson Road

• Hanna Mill Road

• Juniper Road

• Lewis Lane

• Lincoln Drive

• Little Sycamore Road

• Peck Betts Road

• Providence Road

• Sawdust Road

• Shiloh Road

• Telogia Creek Road

• Thihten Road

• Uptain Road

Gadsden County will announce road openings as they occur.

For more information, contact Olivia Smith, Gadsden County Public Information Officer at (850) 694-8046 or Osmith@GadsdenCountyFL.gov.

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