Closures due to Hurricane Hermine
Here's a comprehensive list of closing and evacuations due to Hurricane Hermine organized by county.
Check back often as this list will be updated regularly.
**Gulf County Public Works has notified Emergency Management officials that there are no more sand bags available. They do not anticipate that there will be anymore available.
--No school Thursday Sept. 1. and Friday Sept. 2. This includes North Florida Child Development and Faith Christian.
--Gulf County Courthouse closing at Noon on Thursday Sept. 1.
--Gulf County Administrative offices closing at Noon on Thursday Sept. 1. Normal business hours expected on Friday Sept. 2.
--Alligator Point Road is closed.
--The St. George Island Bridge (S.R. 300) is closed from Eastpoint to St. George Island due to sustained winds of 45mph.
--No school Thursday Sept. 1 or Friday Sept. 2.
--Varsity Football has been rescheduled against North Bay Haven at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, Sept. 3.
--All Middle School Football and Volleyball activities have been cancelled and will resume Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
--Mandatory Evacuation began at 5 pm for Franklin County. All Residents who plan to shelter in place, please have all preparations and plans completed by 10am on Sept. 1.
The Mandatory Evacuation issued is for the following areas:
St. George Island
All Low Lying Areas
All residents who live along the coastline or are prone to surge flooding
All residents who live in mobile homes or RVs
Storm Surge will be a concern with inundation values predicted to be at 3-6 feet above normal.
We are asking that all residents who live along the coastline or are prone to surge flooding to start making preparations. This includes but is not limited to:
Secure yard items such as chairs, umbrellas, etc.
Secure Boats and Vehicles – This includes moving vehicles to higher ground.
Make sure your disaster kit is ready and accessible.
Crawfordville Elementary is open as a shelter, however we recommend to relocate to a hotel rather than a shelter.
Sand Bags are available at the Franklin County EOC, 28 Airport Road, Apalachicola. Sand bags are limited to 10 bags per household and only if you are prone to coastal flooding or your house is on ground level.
--All Life Management Center outpatient and administrative offices will be closed Friday. Mental health emergency services remain available by calling 850-522-4485 or 888-785-8750.
--Panama City Mall is closing at 7pm Thursday. Department store hours may vary. Decisions on a delayed opening tomorrow, will be made early tomorrow morning.
--Deane Bozeman Learning Center on Highway 77 has closed as a shelter as of 7 a.m.
--Gulf Coast Jam event cancelled all three days
--Florida State University Panama City will be closed Thursday starting at 11 a.m. and will be closed all day Friday.
--Gulf Coast State College is closed Thursday and Friday. There will be no activities after they close Wednesday until Tuesday (09/06) morning.
--According to Bay District Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt school is canceled for Thursday and Friday
--After school activities at Bay District schools are canceled for Thursday.
--North Bay Haven and Bay Haven charter schools will also be closed Thursday and Friday, and will St. John Catholic School.
---Covenant Christian Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday.
--Stacy's Fun in the Sun Preschool, Stacy's Swingers Preschool, and Club 4 Kids Preschool are all closed Thursday and Friday.
--Early Education and Care is closed Thursday and Friday for both staff and children.
--First United Methodist Church Preschool will be closed Thursday and Friday.
--The Boys and Girls Clubs in Bay County will also be closed Thursday and Friday.
--The Bay County M. B. Miller Pier is now reopened.
--First Baptist Daycare Learning Center in Panama City is closed Thursday and Friday.
--All local Childcare Networks will be closing at noon Thursday, September 1st. Pending closure for Friday. Parents can log on to their Facebook page for more up to date information.
--Sand is available to the public for bagging at Pete Edwards Field off Thomas Drive in Panama City Beach and at the northeast side of Deer Point Dam Bridge. Bags will not be provided but are available for purchase at area hardware stores.
--If you live in Callaway, the city is offering free empty sand bags and free sand, you just have to bring your own shovel. Sand bags are available at the Public Works office at 324 S. Berthe Avenue. Dirt is available at Gore Park, at the end of Beulah Avenue.
--Panama City is pushing back Friday Fest from this Friday, September 2nd, to Friday, September 9th.
--Digestive Disease Center and Northwest Florida Gastroenterology Center will be closed Friday.
--Dermatology Associates will be closed Friday.
--St. Bernadette Child Development Center will be closed Friday.
--School will be in session Thursday but is closed Friday.
Holmes County Schools are open Thursday and closed on Friday, Sept. 2 due to the threat of severe weather from Tropical Storm Hermine. All after-school and evening activites for Thursday have been cancelled.
-- Thursday, September 1st and Friday, September 2nd ALL ball games, practices, extra-curricular activities, including 21st Century After School Program, will be cancelled. Childcare will close at 3:30pm on September 1st.
-- Liberty County Schools are closed Friday
-- Walton County Schools are closed Thursday and Friday
-- All Boys and Girls Clubs locations will be closed Thursday and
-- First Christian Academy in Defuniak Springs will be closed Thursday and Friday.
--General population shelter, as well as a special needs shelter, is now open at Marianna High School. It is located at 3546 Caverns Road. If anyone needs a ride or transportation Thursday night, to the shelter, they can call (850) 718-0019 or (850) 718-0020.
--Schools will be closed on Friday, September 2, for students and all employees. At this time schools will be in session Thursday, September 1.
Washington County’s Board of County Commissioners has declared a Local State of Emergency in effect immediately.
Washington County School activities have been canceled for this evening and schools will be closed Friday, September 2.
County Offices will be opened today and tomorrow.
Public Works response crews will be placed on standby this evening and tomorrow (they are typically closed on Fridays). Sand Bags will be placed at the Sunny Hills Fire Department for residents on the South East side of the County that may have bigger rain impacts from the storm.
The Washington County Health Department will be closed at Noon today. An Incent Management Team will be meeting later today.
Falling Waters State Park has evacuated the camp and will assess the situation in the morning to determine if they will open on Friday.
Assessing the need to open shelters.
The Washington County EOC is now activated to a Level 2 (Partial Activation).
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service announces the evacuation of campgrounds and closure of state parks across Central and North Florida due to imminent weather conditions including strong winds and rain.
The following state park campgrounds have been closed in preparation for the storm:
Fanning Springs State Park, Fanning Springs (Levy County)
Lafayette Blue Spring State Park, Mayo (Suwannee County)
Manatee Springs State Park, Chiefland (Dixie County)
Ochlockonee River State Park, Sopchoppy (Wakulla County)
Torreya State Park, Bristol (Liberty County)
St. Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach (Bay County)
St. George Island State Park, Eastpoint (Franklin County)
T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Port St. Joe (Gulf County)
The following state parks are closed until further notice:
Crystal River Archaeological State Park, Crystal River (Citrus County)
St. George Island State Park, Eastpoint (Franklin County)
Apalachicola National Forest recreation sites and trails