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THIS PINNED POST IS UPDATED DAILY

8 November 2018 Thursday
WELCOME TO THE GULF COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER!

**Please check the Gulf EOC Facebook postings for updates on developments in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. This pinned resource page will remain at the top of the scroll and revised as new contact information becomes available.

The Gulf County Emergency Operations Center is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Any pertinent information will be released via the Gulf County Emergency management Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GulfCountyEmergencyManagement/ OR
Gulf County Emergency Management Website www.gulfcounty-fl.gov/county_government/emergency_management.

ALERT GULF MESSAGE REGARDING BLUE ROOF PROGRAM
We are aware that the Blue Roof Program message is going out on a daily basis. However, there are many residents who are just regaining access to phone and internet that have not been able to get the information until now. Additionally, there are residents who still may not have access and we want to ensure that when they do regain communications that they receive the message and are able to apply for assistance if needed. 

If you do not wish to continue receiving the message, you can login to your AlertGULF account and opt out. The login website is https://member.everbridge.net/index/1332612387832123#/login

DEMOLITION REMINDERS:
If you HIRE a contractor to demolish your home or clear your property, they MUST remove all debris and cannot leave it by the side of the road.

All demolition contractors MUST register with the Gulf County Building Department located at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Registered contractors will be given a comp card. The registration fee is $50.

BOIL WATER NOTICE LIFTED for all Gulf county residents

CURFEW - LIFTED (no curfew in effect)

BURN BAN - A county-wide burn ban remains in effect and includes bonfires, campfires, etc.

FREE HOME CLEANUP SERVICES (DEADLINE EXTENDED until November 9)
Residents can call 800-451-1954 for help with home cleanup. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed because of the overwhelming need. This hotline CANNOT assist with social services such as food, clothing, shelter, insurance, or questions about FEMA registration.

FEMA DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER OPEN
Two FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are open from 8a.m - 6p.m. in Gulf County and located at:
• Gulf County Public Library at 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe.
• Wewahitchka Information Center, 211 N SR 71, Wewahitchka.

Representatives from the State of Florida, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and other organizations are at the centers to explain available assistance programs and help connect survivors with recovery resources.

To apply for assistance, you will need the following:
• Social Security number
• Daytime telephone number
• Current mailing address and address and zip code of the damaged property
• Insurance information, if available. Insurance is not required to receive assistance.
Applicants can visit www.disasterassistance.gov or call 800-621-3362.

CITIZEN FUEL DEPOT – 2 LOCATIONS
Health Department building at 2475 Garrison Ave., Port St. Joe. (CLOSING ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH)
J.V. Gander Distributors at 302 Garrison Ave. (OPENING ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH)
Both unleaded and diesel are available. Hours of operation are 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

GULF COUNTY COORDINATED TRANSPORTATION is taking appointments this week for anyone in Gulf County who needs transport to medical appointments. GCCT will maintain regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. M - F. (850) 229-6550.

MEDIA RESOURCES: WPAP 92.5 FM WJHG Channel 7

GOVERNMENT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES
All court proceedings from 10-10-18 to 10-26-18 were cancelled and will be rescheduled. To get updated information regarding rescheduled hearings or other court proceedings, please visit the Clerk’s Office or contact the office at 850-229-6112 or by email at info@gulfclerk.com.

All Gulf County Tax Deed Auctions scheduled for October 31, 2018 and November 14, 2018 have been cancelled. Revised auction dates are not available at this time.

DISTRIBUTION CENTERS FOR TARPS AND SUPPLIES
Residents needing supplies may go to the following distribution centers:
• Wewahitchka Gym (852 S. Hwy. 71, Wewahitchka), Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon. Closed Sunday.
• Centennial Building (2201 Centennial Dr., Port St. Joe), Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Closed Sunday.
• Washington Rec Center (401 Peters Rd., Port St. Joe), Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun: 2-5 p.m.
The centers will be open Monday through Friday, as well. New hours will be posted here when they are confirmed.

FREE ROOF TARPING: OPERATION BLUE ROOF
For Army Corps of Engineer help with roof tarping, visit www.usace.army.mil/blueroof or call 888-766-3258.

DONATIONS
All donations are directed to the state distribution center: 850-227-2349. To make cash contributions, please visit www.VolunteerFlorida.org.

REPUTABLE CONTRACTORS
myfloridalicense.com

WASTE MANAGEMENT
Debris/Household Trash Pickup
Please be sure to separate debris from household trash. Both can be placed at the curb on your property (not in public rights-of-way, such as streets or alleyways).
**Please be sure not to stow debris or household trash in ditches.
**HOMEOWNERS CAN TAKE HOUSEHOLD WASTE AND STORM DEBRIS TO THE TRANSFER STATION (700 FIVE POINTS ROAD). THERE WILL BE A FEE.

HEALTH CARE RESOURCES
Call 850-227-1276 for health/environmental information.

PANCARE (Sliding pay scale)
A clinic is available at the Dept. of Health office at 2475 Garrison Ave., Port St. Joe, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST, Mon. – Fri.

FREE TETANUS AND FLU SHOTS (UPDATED HOURS)
The Florida Department of Health is offering free tetanus and flu shots at its locations in Wewahitchka (807 Highway 22) first and third Friday of the Month. 8a.m. - 4p.m.
Port St. Joe (2475 Garrison Ave.). Open Monday through Friday during regular business hours.

SHELTER LOCATIONS in Gulf County Closed.
Shelter available at Bay County Arnold Center

Anchorage Home Health is open and seeing patients. 850-639-3333

Stress Management
Port St Joe Elementary, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. EST, M-F
Honeyville Community Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. CST, M-F

Disaster Distress Helpline
Phone: 1-800-985-5990
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Pediatrics: Dr. Curry has set up a number for her established patients in Gulf and Franklin Counties, 850-739-1608.

Maternal Health
-- Coastal OB/GYN's temporary phone number is (850) 902-4207.
-- Emerald Coast OB/GYN's number is (561) 226-5697 (for records only).
-- All About Women has temporarily relocated from Panama City to Fort Walton Beach: 907 Marwalt Drive, Suite 2024, Fort Walton Beach, (850) 866-3445.

Dialysis
The following Davita Dialysis locations are operational: Port Saint Joe facility is open M, W, F from 6 a.m. until all patients are cared for. Patients can call 850-271-2937 for more information.

Pharmacy
CVS (Port Saint Joe)
10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily - full service

Buy Rite Locations (302 Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Port Saint Joe; 218 S. Hwy 71, Wewahitchka) will have a pharmacist available on Monday, October 15th, to Friday, October 19th, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
The pharmacist will fill a 7-day supply of non-controlled medications only. In order to get that, the patient will need to bring the actual prescription bottle. The pharmacy will accept cash or check for over-the-counter medications.

BANKS
Centennial Bank’s Port St. Joe Branch located at 202 Marina Dr, Port St. Joe, FL. is fully operational with normal business hours.
Capital City Bank Port St. Joe Branch, located at 504 Monument Avenue will have bankers available on the second floor from 10-2pm EST.

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    About Us

    Gulf County Emergency Management is responsible for planning for emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation efforts for all types of emergencies and disasters in Gulf County, Florida. It's the goal of this department and other agencies serving the county, that the general public, schools, businesses, agencies and all others will be better prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster.

    The Gulf County area has endured more than a few various and sundry different types of natural and man-made disasters and emergencies. Coordinated plans must be developed to prevent or mitigate the effects of disasters upon individuals primarily, and to protect the property of those individuals, secondarily.

    Being prepared for a disaster or emergency is a vital part of living on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and it is everyone's responsibility. Gulf County Emergency Management has a variety of publications, information and tools available to assist the residents of and visitors to Gulf County, Florida, in order that those individuals would be better prepared for the types of emergencies or disasters typical to the county.

    "Luck is the derivative of good planning." Branch Rickey, General Manager, Brooklyn Dodgers (1943-50).




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    Mailing Address:
    1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd
    Building 500
    Port St. Joe, FL 32456

    Phone: (850) 229-9110
    Fax: (850) 665-3427
    Email: emermgmt@gulfcounty-fl.gov

    Personnel:

    Marshall Nelson
    Director

    Ben Guthrie
    911 Coordinator

    Jessica Susich
    GIS Coordinator

    Rachel Jackson
    Staff Assistant



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