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Franklin County information website and information portal.  Here you will find useful information and tips to help you and your family in the event of a natural or man-made disaster within the county.  The left side of the screen contains the navigation panel.  At the bottom of the navigation panel is a link to download the latest Hurricane Survival Guide. For more information during a natural or man-made diaster call the Emergency Management Hotline:
850-653-4206 or contact the EOC office at the number listed below.

FLOOD WATCH ADVISORY
04/18/14 12:25 PM
IF YOU LIVE DIRECTLY ON THE WATER'S EDGE, OR IF YOUR HOMME IS SUBJECT TO FLOODING DUE TO RIVER FLOODING ALONG THE OCHLOCKNEE RIVER:

OCHLOCKONEE RIVER NEAR BLOXHAM (SR20)
LATEST OBSERVED VALUE:  19.12 FL AT 11:15 AM EDT FLOOD STAGE IS 22 FT
EXPECTED TO RISE TO 21.4 BY SUNDAY APRIL 20.
*BE EXTREMELY VIGILANT DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS THE WATER STARTS TO FLOW DOWN THE RIVER FROM THE HEAVY AMOUNTS OF RAIN FALL IN THE NORTH.
*A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON THE CURRENT FORECAST.
*RESIDENTS IN AND NEAR THE WATCH AREA SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS.
*THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING  SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

FLOOD WARNING ADVISORY
04/18/14 12:24 PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE, FL HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE APALACHICOLA RIVER NEAR BLOUNSTOWN AFFECTING CALHOUN, FRANKLIN AND GULF AND LIBERTY COUNTIES IN NORTH FLORIDA.
MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND EXPECTED TO CONTINUE.
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE APALACHICOLA RIVER NEAR BLOUNTSTOWN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE....OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
*BE EXTREMELY VIGILANT DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS THE WATER HAS STARTED TO FLOW DOWN THE RIVER FROM THE HEAVY AMOUNTS OF RAIN FALL IN THE NORTH.
* A FLOOD WARNING MEANS FLOODING IS OCCURING OR WILL OCCUR SOON.
*SAFETY MESSAGE ALL PERSONS WITH INTERNET ALONG THE RIVER SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.  DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS.  IF YOU SEE FLOOD WATERS.....REMEMBER TO TURN AROUND AND DO NOT DROWN.

PUBLIC NOTICE
04/17/14 2:36 PM

FLOOD ADVISORY
IF YOU LIVE ALONG THE APALACHICOLA OR OCHLOCKONEE RIVER, A FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM EARLY FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT. 
WE ARE EXPECTING 3-4" OF RAIN ON FRIDAY.
BE EXTREMELY VIGILANT DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS THE WATER STARTS TO FLOW DOWN THE RIVER FROM THE HEAVY AMOUNTS OF RAIN FALL IN THE NORTH.
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON THE CURRENT FORECAST.
RESIDENTS IN AND NEAR THE WATCH AREA SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR LATER FORCASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS.
THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

CONDITIONS AT THE HYDROELECTRIC FACILITY AS OF 8:30 AM APRIL 17, 2014

LAKE TALQUIN (AT DAM) 68.38FT
NORMAL LEVEL - 68.5FT
AUX SPILLWAY EL - 69.5FT

OCHLOCKONEE RIVER AT HAVANA (UPSTREAM) 24.97FT
FLOOD STATE - 25FT

LITTLE RIVER AT MIDWAY (UPSTREAM) 75.57FT

OCHLOCKONEE RIVER AT BLOXHAM (DOWNSTREAM) 18.76FT
FLOOD STATGE - 22FT
9,900 CFS                       (18,500CFS)
UNITS ON LINE: 
UNIT 1 - 100%
UNIT 2 - 2%
UNIT 3 - 100%

FLOOD GATES OPEN 18FT
BASED ON THE INFLOW AND THE FORECASTED RAINFALL IN THE AREA, THE RIVER AT BLOXHAM IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO ABOUT 21 FT BY SUNDAY MORNING.  IN ANTICIPATION OF HEAVY INFLOWS, WE WILL BE LOWERING THE LAKE ONE FOOT OR MORE BELOW THE NORMAL LEVELS.  WE ARE CONTINUING TO MONITOR CONDITIONS AND MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AS NECESSARY.


PUBLIC NOTICE
04/17/14 9:32 AM

FLOOD ADVISORY
IF YOU LIVE ALONG THE APALACHICOLA OR OCHLOCKONEE RIVER, A FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM EARLY FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT. 
WE ARE EXPECTING 3-4" OF RAIN ON FRIDAY.
BE EXTREMELY VIGILANT DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS THE WATER STARTS TO FLOW DOWN THE RIVER FROM THE HEAVY AMOUNTS OF RAIN FALL IN THE NORTH.
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON THE CURRENT FORECAST.
RESIDENTS IN AND NEAR THE WATCH AREA SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR LATER FORCASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS.
THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

PUBLIC NOTICE
04/07/14 3:30 PM
**** BE ADVISED****
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING AND TORNADO WATCH FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY. 
THE TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11PM EDT

PUBLIC NOTICE
04/07/14 8:45AM
A TORNADO WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA, THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE, SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL GEORGIA & COASTAL WATERS. 
EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 8:45 AM UNTIL 4:00 PM EST. 
PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE, SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE & SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY. 
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY 95 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF MACON GEORGIA TO 65 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF PENSACOLA FLORIDA.
 
REMEMBER, A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.  PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. 


PUBLIC NOTICE
03/31/14 1:13PM
FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE APALACHICOLA RIVER NEAR BLOUNSTOWN. *UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.  AT 8:15 AM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 16.4 FEET.  MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORCAST.  FLOOD STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.  FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 17.6 FEET BY TOMORROW MORNING.  THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE WEDNESDAY BEFORE MIDNIGHT.  IMPACT...AT 19.0 FEET...MINOR LOWLAND FLOODING WILL OCCUR AT DOUGLAS LANDING AND WILLIS LANDING CAMPGROUNDS.  THE 19.0 FT LEVEL AT BLOUNSTOWN MAY AT TIMES NOT BE REPRESENTATIVE OF RIVER LEVELS IN THESE AREAS DUE TO TIDAL EFFECTS...WINDS...OR LOCAL RAINFALL AND SHOULD BE USED WITH CAUTION.


PUBLIC NOTICE
01/29/2014 4:30PM
DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER AND THE POSSIBILITY OF ICE ON THE COUNTY'S ROADS AND BRIDGES, THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE WILL BE OPEN AT 8:30 AM TOMORROW, JANUARY 30TH, FOR COURT HEARINGS AND EMERGENCY COURT SERVICES ONLY.

ALL OTHER COUNTY OFFICES AND DEPARTMENTS WILL OPEN AT 11 AM TOMORROW.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL THE CLERK'S OFFICE AT (850)653-8861 EXT 100

Press Release
01/29/2014 2:00PM
Hard Freeze Warning
HARD FREEZE WARNING IN REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR
SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA, THE EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN FLORIDA BIG BEND.  WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT TONIGHT THROUGH THE MORNING FOR SOUTHEAST ALABAMA, SOUTHWEST, GEORGIA AND PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND.  TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FORM 24-26 DEGREES OR LOWER.  THERE ARE NO ROAD OR BRIDGE CLOSURES AT THIS TIME.
PRECAUTIONS:
THESE CONDITIONS CAN KILL CROPS AND CAN ALSO BE HARMFUL TO PERSONS NOT PROPERLY DRESSED FOR THE COLD AS WELL AS SENSITIVE OUTDOOR PETS.  A HARD FREEZE CAN CAUSE UNPROTECTED PIPES TO BURST.  UNPROTECTED PIPES ARE USUALLY CONFINED TO TRAILERS AND HOUSES ON STILTS ALONG THE COAST.  WATCH WHEN WALKING ON STEPS DUE TO FREEZING.
PLEASE CHECK ON YOUR ELDERLY NEIGHBORS TO MAKE SURE THEY WILL BE SAFE AND WARM.
PETS SHOULD BE BROUGHT INDOORS EARLY.
PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT COLD SENSITIVE PLANTS AND VEGITATION.
MAKE SURE YOUR SMOKE ALARMS AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS ARE IN WORKING ORDER.
NEVER LEAVE A PORTABLE HEATING SOURCE UNATTENDED.
KEEP ALL FLAMMABLE MATERIALS A SAFE DISTANCE FROM HEATERS.
NEVER EVER OVERLOAD A CIRCUIT WITH TOO MANY APPLIANCES.
REMEMBER FIRE PREVENTION SAVES LIVES.
THIS HAS BEEN A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT BROUGHT TO YOU BY FRANKLIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE UNITED FIREFIGHTERS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY.







HAVE A HURRICANE PLAN Pamela Brownell, Director
Tress Dameron, Coordinator
Jennifer Daniels, Special Needs Coordinator


28 Airport Road
Apalachicola, Florida 32320
850-653-8977

Fax:     850-653-3643

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