Franklin County Emergency Management’s Mission is to minimize loss of life, personal injury, damage to property or the environment caused by natural or man-made disasters that affect the community.
The Re-Entry Tag System has not been activated for use during COVID 19 for Franklin County. Therefore, Re-Entry Tags are not to be used to verify residency for Franklin County.
Due to concerns with the Covid-19 Virus we are asking all residents please refrain from coming to the office for the re-entry tags. Can you please email or mail in our form and provide the correct address to ensure you receive your tag in a timely manner.
- Re-Entry Tags will only be used when a mandatory evacuation of Franklin County has been called.
- You can obtain your Re-Entry Tags by stopping by our office at 28 Airport Road, Apalachicola, FL.
- You will need to have the following documentation to obtain your Re-Entry Tag:
- Driver’s License or Photo ID
- 2 Forms of Proof of Ownership of Property (Tax Bill, Utility Bill, etc.) OR Proof of Rental of Property (Lease or Renters Agreement, Insurance, etc.)
- Re-Entry Tags are used and are in place to protect property owners/renters from vandalism and looting.
Just a Few Reminders:
- We anticipate that there will be few, if any, services (gas, food, water, electricity, etc.) available after a disaster of the magnitude it would require for an evacuation to be called. If you have a safe place to stay, please do so for the first few days after the disaster.
- If you are a secondary homeowner, you do have a safe place to stay. We ask that you remember that what few supplies we have will be used for the primary residents of the county who do not have a second home.
- When returning to Franklin County after an evacuation, be sure to bring supplies with you. (Water, Fuel, Generators, etc.
- ONCE the EOC has been activated – NO RE-ENTRY TAGS WILL BE ISSUED!
- Alert Franklin is an early warning system that Franklin County Emergency Management has implemented.
- This system allows FCEM to send you a warning message to your phone, email or both.
- You can access Alert Franklin by going to our website at franklinemergencymanagement.com and clicking on the Alert Franklin Icon on our Home Page.
- Once you create your account be sure to check your SUBSCRIPTIONS which tell the system what alerts you wish to receive.
- You can also download the Everbridge App on your Smart Phone for easier access.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office and we will be happy to assist you.
850-653-8977 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WAYS TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS
If you want to stay informed and receive up-to-date County Notifications sign up for!
Also download the EverBridge App on your smart phone or text the word “FRANKLINFL” to 888777 to anonymously sign up for Emergency Notifications.
Need assistance strengthening your home against hurricane force winds?
Franklin County has been awarded a Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program (HLMP) grant by the Florida Division of Emergency Management to assist with hardening or retrofitting single family homes within Franklin County. This program is not designed to repair homes, but to protect and strengthen homes against strong wind forces such as hurricanes, tropical storms, etc. to aid in minimizing damages.
Eligible Mitigation Retrofit Improvements include:
- Replacement of roof sheathing
- Replacement of roof covering
- Strengthening of roof deck attachment
- Installation of secondary water barrier
- Installation of hurricane straps
- Installation of window and door opening protection
- Brace bottom chord gable end
- Anchoring of wall or floor units to the foundation
- Must reside in Franklin County outside of the Carrabelle City Limits
- Home must be primary residence
- Must show proof of home ownership
- Must have homeowner insurance
- Property taxes and mortgage must be current
- Must meet income requirements (low to moderate income)
Mobile homes, manufactured homes, rental properties, mobile home parks, and multifamily units are ineligible for this program. Funding is limited and applications will be assessed on a first come, first qualified basis. Completing an application does not guarantee assistance.
For more information, contact Franklin County Emergency Management at (850) 653-8977 to obtain an application. If you previously submitted an application, you will need to reapply as some conditions have changed.
The Rebuild Florida Housing Repair & Replacement Program for Hurricane Michael is a partnership of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) serving 12 panhandle counties for Florida’s long-term housing recovery efforts after the 2018 hurricane season. For more information, visit RebuildFlorida.gov or call 888-530-3025.