The state EOC is now at full activation and the Partners in Recovery program is being implemented.

On a conference call early  this afternoon, John Cherry, private sector outreach coordinator, noted that the official NHC forecast has Debby making landfall on the Taylor/Dixie County line Thursday and staying in the state until Saturday. She is not expected to  become a hurricane but will produce massive amounts of rainfall, up to 17 inches  in the area of landfall.  There is a danger of tornados and flooding of low-lying areas and some rivers and streams.

Mandatory evacuations are in effect at St. George Island and Alligator Point and some low lying areas south of U.S. 98 in Franklin County. St. George is without power. Some 50 to 60 people are in a shelter in Santa  Rosa County.

The EOC went to full activation at 1 p.m. and Governor Rick Scott signed an executive order establishing a state of emergency.

We will provide more information as it becomes available. See the EOC’s first SitRep on Debby below:

 

 CURRENT SITUATION:                                          

Florida’s State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) has fully activated in response to Tropical Storm Debby. The State Emergency Response Team will work diligently to support the needs of the impacted counties in response to the storm.

WEATHER SUMMARY:

At 11am Monday, Tropical Storm Debby was located 75 miles south of Apalachicola, Florida. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to 45 mph. Debby is moving northeast at 3mph and a slow northeast motion is expected through the next day or so. The strongest thunderstorm activity remains on the eastern side of the storm and will continue to affect much of the state with heavy rainfall and isolated strong to severe storms.


CONSEQUENCES:

1.    Tropical Storm Warning – Tropical Storm Warnings are in place for Walton, Calhoun, Bay, Gulf, Franklin, Liberty, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, Dixie, Levy, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota.

2.    Isolated Tornadoes – The strongest thunderstorm activity remains on the eastern side of the storm and will continue to affect much of the state with isolated strong to severe storms and a chance for Tornadoes. A Tornado Watch is in place for 36 counties in Central and North Florida through 2pm EDT this afternoon.

3.    Flash Flood Watch – A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for most of the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend through Tuesday evening.

4.    Flood Watch – A Flood Watch is in effect for Northeast, West Central and Southwest Florida.. Locally heavy rainfall of potentially up to 10-20 inches through the next few days will lead to flooding of some areas.

5.    Flood Warning – Flood Warnings are in effect for several West Central Florida Rivers. Increased wave action of 6-15 feet in the Gulf of Mexico will result in strong rip currents and coastal flooding and erosion. Additionally, the combination of storm surge and tides may cause water to reach up to 4-7 feet in Apalachee Bay and near 2-4 feet along the rest of the Florida Gulf Coast.

  1. Evacuation – Multiple counties have ongoing volunteer and/or mandatory evacuation orders (see county actions). 
  2. Sheltering – There are multiple shelters open and on standby throughout the state (see county actions).

 COUNTY ACTIONS:

 

REGION 1

EOC Level

Local State of Emergency

Evacuation Order

Open Shelters

Government Closing

School Closing

Bay

Partial

Yes - 6/24/12

No

Standby

No

No

Calhoun

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Escambia

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Gulf

Partial

Yes - 6/25/12

Yes- Indian Pass Campground and St. Joseph St. Park

No

No

No

Holmes

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Jackson

Monitoring

No

No

Standby

No

No

Okaloosa

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Santa Rosa

Monitoring

Yes - 6/24/12

No

No

No

No

Walton

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Washington

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

REGION 2

EOC Level

Local State of Emergency

Evacuation Order

Open Shelters

Government Closing

School Closing

Columbia

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Dixie

Partial

Yes - 6/24/12

No

No

No

No

Franklin

Full

Yes - 6/24/12

Mandatory- low lying areas, mobile homes, Alligator Point & St. George Island

No

Yes - 6/25/12

No

Gadsden

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Hamilton

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Jefferson

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Lafayette

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Leon

Partial

No

No

Standby

No

No

Liberty

Monitoring

Yes - 6/25/12

No

Yes- Tolar Elementary School

No

No

Madison

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Suwannee

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Taylor

Partial

Yes - 6/24/12

Voluntary - Low lying & coastal areas

Yes - Taylor Elementary School

No

No

Wakulla

Partial

Yes - 6/24/12

Mandatory - Low lying areas/coastal areas south of I-98 and Surf Rd.

Yes- Crawfordville Elementary School

Yes - Nonessential

Yes - Summer School cancelled

REGION 3

EOC Level

Local State of Emergency

Evacuation Order

Open Shelters

Government Closing

School Closing

Alachua

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Baker

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Bradford

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Clay

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Duval

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Flagler

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Gilchrist

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Levy

Monitoring

No

No

Yes- Inglis Community Center

No

No

Marion

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Nassau

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Putnam

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

St Johns

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Union

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

REGION 4

EOC Level

Local State of Emergency

Evacuation Order

Open Shelters

Government Closing

School Closing

Citrus

Partial

No

No

No

No

No

Hardee

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Hernando

Partial

Yes

No

No

No

No

Hillsborough

Partial

No

No

No

No

No

Pasco

Partial

Yes - 6/25/2012

No

Yes - Mike Fasano Regional Hurricane Center

No

No

Pinellas

Partial

Yes

Yes- approx. 50 people, mobile homes

Yes - Seventh Day Adventist St Pete; Chapel on the Hill

No

No

Polk

Partial

No

No

No

No

No

Sumter

Partial

No

No

No

No

No

REGION 5

EOC Level

Local State of Emergency

Evacuation Order

Open Shelters

Government Closing

School Closing

Brevard

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Indian River

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Lake

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Martin

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Orange

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Osceola

Partial

No

No

No

No

No

Seminole

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

St. Lucie

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Volusia

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

REGION 6

EOC Level

Local State of Emergency

Evacuation Order

Open Shelters

Government Closing

School Closing

Charlotte

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Collier

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

DeSoto

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Glades

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Hendry

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Highlands

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Lee

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Manatee

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Okeechobee

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

Sarasota

Monitoring

No

No

No

No

No

 

 

STATE ACTIONS:

 

·         SEOC is activated at a Level 1.

·         County Conference calls are scheduled for 1115hrs and 1715hrs daily.

·         A FEMA liaison is on scene at SEOC.

·         All ESFs have been notified of the EOC activation.

 

Executive Orders:

·         An Executive Order has been drafted and is awaiting signature.

 

 

Operations Support Branch:

·         Will maintain mission support to counties

Infrastructure Support Branch

·         ESF 1/3 – Transportation & Public Works:

o   Causeways/Bridge Closures: Skyway Bridge (Pinellas); St. George Island Bridge (Franklin); Sharpes Ferry (Marion)

o   Airport Closures: None at this time

o   Water Facilities: None at this time

 

·         ESF 12 – Energy

o   As of 1045hrs approximately 34,000 customers across the state were without power. Outages have been reported in 42 counties.

o   Preparing to perform bridge impact assessments

o   Monitoring electric service customer outage and restoration

o   Provide sandbags and other floodfighting resources as needed

 

Emergency Service Support Branch

·         ESF 16 - Law Enforcement

o    Reported Road Closures:

§  Alachua - Us-301 N x (SR-26), road not closed but use caution due to high water in the area.

§  Clay - SR-16 E  at CR-216

§  Duval – I-10 at Cassat Ave, Eastbound and westbound ramps from Cassat to I-10 closed.

§  Franklin - Alligator Drive from Tom Roberts Rd through Harbor Circle

§  Hernando - US-98 at SR-589; US-98 at Cobb Road

§  Liberty – SR-267 at SR-20

§  Manatee - SR-93 NB Skyway bridge

§  Marion – CR-314 from Baseline road x (SR-40), due to Sharpes Ferry Bridge Collapsed.

§  Nassau – SR-A1A x (Rachel Ave)

§  Santa Rosa  - SR-399/CR-399 closed from Navarre Beach Causeway West

§  Wakulla - Old Fort Road, Bottoms Road, Mashes Sands Road

 

·         ESF 10 – Hazardous Material

o   State Park Closures:

§  Camping & day use both closed: St. George Island, Bald Point, Ochlocknee River, San Marcos, Torreya, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs

§  Camping only closed: Big Lagoon, Blackwater River, Henderson Beach, Rocky Bayou, Topsail Hill, Grayton Beach, St. Andrews, St. Joseph

o   Additional Closures: Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserve office, St Joe Bay State buffer Preserve, Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

Human Service Support Branch

·         ESF 6 – Mass Care

o    For the most up-to-date list of open shelters please visit the following website:

http://floridadisaster.org/shelters/summary.htm

Logistics Section

·         State Logistics Response Center is ready and capable of receiving missions.

·         State contractors have been alerted and are ready to deploy assets and personnel as needed.

 

Information and Planning

·         Situation and Flash Reports are being developed and published as scheduled. Counties are reminded to post their Situation Reports to the Info Messages tab in EM Constellation.