Hurricane Michael Recovery: Gadsden County

Hurricane Michael damage in Gadsden County.
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
October 16, 2018 - UPDATED

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- Residents in Gadsden County are continuing to clean up following Hurricane Michael. The following information is the latest update from county officials:

Burn Ban, Boil Water Notice

Gadsden County has issued a county-wide burn ban, and a boil water notice is in effect for Pat Thomas Park in Quincy.

Power Outages

For the latest county-by-county power outage information, click here.

Debris Pickup

Gadsden County residents are being asked to move storm debris to the curb in order to be picked up. The county will be providing a schedule for debris pick up as soon as it is available. Storm debris will not be picked up on private property and must be placed properly at the curb.

• Keep separate piles for yard debris, construction and demolition debris including furniture, appliances and electronics.
• Do not place bagged yard waste in your debris piles.
• Mixed piles will not get collected.

Schools

Gadsden County Schools will remain closed through Friday, October 19.

Individual Assistance from FEMA Available to Gadsden County Residents

Gadsden County has been declared for Individual Assistance by FEMA. Citizens may apply at www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1 (800) 621-3362.

When applying, FEMA will ask for the following information:
Address of damaged home or apartment
Names of people living in the household
Description of damages
Social Security number
Contact phone number
Mailing address

Citizens are reminded to keep up with all documents, receipts and confirmation numbers.

Curfew

The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office is enforcing a mandatory curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Citizens should be prepared to be stopped by law enforcement if the curfew is violated.

Water Distribution Sites

The following sites will be distributing water, MREs and tarps on a daily basis from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations:

• Gadsden County Jail – Quincy, FL *The Quincy Pod will be closed after all meals have been distributed*
• Johnny Johnson Pavilion – Chattahoochee, FL
• Eugene Lamb Park – Havana, FL
• Havana Public Library – Havana, FL
• Greensboro Elementary – Greensboro, FL

Distribution sites have served over 50,000 citizens as of Sunday, October 14.

Meal Distribution

Second Harvest will be distributing MREs, water, snacks and non-perishables at the Old USDA Building at the corner of Cone and Florida Avenues on Monday, October 15 at noon.

The Salvation Army will be distributing meals at Crossroads Academy in Quincy from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Transportation

The Quincy Shuttle, Gadsden Express and Gadsden Connector will provide free shuttle rides until October 31.

Office Openings

City of Midway (Offices will be held at the Midway Emergency Operations Center/Fire Department at 1535 MLK Street)
City of Gretna
City of Quincy

Closures

Gadsden County offices will remain closed through Friday, October 19 due to damages to the Edward J. Butler Building

Gadsden County Schools will remain closed through Friday, October 19.

Road Closures

All major roadways are open.

Law Enforcement

A Looting Task Force 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.

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.

Mobile Medical Care

Jessie Furlow Medical Center in Quincy is providing medical services via a mobile unit in their parking lot. The facility is located at 1249 Strong Road.



 
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