Hurricane season approaches – what to expect in Flagler County for 2023

The county has updated its evacuation information for the hurricane and flood-prone areas

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  • | 5:00 p.m. May 23, 2023
The Flagler County government services building. File photo.
The Flagler County government services building. File photo.
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Flagler County Emergency Management urges residents to ensure their evacuation information is up to date for the 2023 hurricane season.

There have been changes to the county’s hurricane evacuation information and coastal island bridge closures, according to a press release from the county. Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord said there have also been some key changes in how the county will conduct its messaging.

“Last year, evacuation orders included neighborhoods and Zones A-F,” Lord said. “To communicate with our community more clearly, this year we will only be announcing evacuations using neighborhood names or descriptions.”

The county has a new map to help residents understand who may need to evacuate, Lord said. 

It is on Emergency Management’s website under “Hurricane Evacuation Zones.” Residents can enter their address to see if they are in an evacuation zone.

Instead of announcing bridge closures, the county will instead communicate with the public about when it is not safe to be on the road  or when bridge access is limited, the press release said.

Lord said residents should take advantage of the upcoming statewide sales tax holiday to restock their disaster kits. The county will provide details on its social media when the holiday is occurring, the press release said.


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