Despite passing of Hurricane Dorian, Flagler County officials urge residents to stay prepared

"Keep your supplies. Keep your plan in place," Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord said.

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  • | 12:42 p.m. September 4, 2019
Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. File photo
Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. File photo
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Although Hurricane Dorian is moving past the east coast of Florida, Flagler County officials are imploring residents to stay prepared.

"While we may have made it through Hurricane Dorian, we're only starting to approach the peak of hurricane season," Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord said during a press conference at the Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday, Sept. 4. "Keep your supplies. Keep your plan in place."

As of 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, all evacuation orders have been lifted. County offices, including the library, will resume normal operations on Thursday, Sept. 5. 

There are about 800 power outages across Flagler County, according to Florida Power and Light's latest Power Tracker Map, but FPL is working to restore power to those who lost it.

School to resume Friday, Sept. 6

Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager has announced that school will resume Friday, Sept. 6.

This comes as school district teams continue to clean the campuses used as emergency shelters during mandatory evacuations in advance of Hurricane Dorian. About 400 residents used Rymfire Elementary and Bunnell Elementary as shelter.

Damage to Flagler Schools campuses was minimal and can be repaired over the coming days.

“We are busy at coming up with a plan on how to make up the three days of instruction we missed," Tager said. "As soon as that has been determined, we will let our administrators, teachers, staff, and families know.” 

Curfew lifted

Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said that all curfews have been lifted. In addition, few arrests were made over the past week. 

However, roads are still wet, and wind gusts and bands of rain are still expected.

"If you don't have to gout today, spend another day at home," Staly said.

Flagler Beach

Lord said there was not a breach of the beach's dune system, but there has been significant erosion.

In addition, the A1A project is still intact — structural engineers are currently assessing the damage. The ocean is not safe at this time.


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