Walton County Evacuations and Closing Walton Schools

Walton County Schools will be closed on Monday, August 27th and Tuesday, August 28th. Decisions about the status of schools on Wednesday will be made at a later date as the storm is monitored.

There is currently a voluntary evacuation in place and a mandatory evacuation will be instituted on Monday, August 27 at 6:00am for all residents south of HWY 20 that are located in low lying areas and in flood zones A and B. These zones can be found on the Sheriff’s Office website at www.waltonso.org.

The Clyde B. Wells Bridge (also known as the 331 bridge) is anticipated to be closed at 6 p.m. Monday, August 27th. This closure is required when winds reach a sustained level of 40 mph. This may change if the course of the storm changes or intensifies.

All Walton County Government Offices will be closed for employees on Monday, August 27th and Tuesday, August 28th with the exception of essential personnel. Essential personnel will be contacted by their supervisors. Any employees who have questions regarding their reporting to work are requested to contact their supervisors. THe Walton County Health Department will also be closed Monday and Tuesday.

A Special Needs Shelter opens 9:00 am on Monday, August 27th. This is a shelter of last resort for pre-registered Walton County residents and will be located inside Freeport High School at 12615 US Hwy 33 Freeport, FL. For more information regarding the special needs shelter, please contact the Walton County Emergency Operations Center at (850) 892-8392 or (850) 892-8394.

Residents that are scheduled to report for jury duty on Monday, August 27th are requested to call the number on their jury summons between 10:00 pm Sunday, August 26th and 7:00 am Monday, August 27th for further information.

The BCC has rescheduled its regularly scheduled board meeting and items that fall under the agenda from Tuesday, August 28th at 9:00 am to Thursday, August 30th at 9:00 am at the courthouse in Defuniak Springs.


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