Holmes County under voluntary evacuation due to flood threat

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HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WDHN) — Holmes County residents in flood-prone areas are now being asked to voluntarily evacuate as a result of weather concerns.

The county is currently under a local state of emergency that will last until “all threats have passed.” Government offices were able to reopen Friday, however,

In case residents need a place to stay, there is a shelter open at the New Hope Volunteer Fire Department at 1243 Highway 179 A in Westville. The shelter is not ARC certified.

Residents are urged to find alternatives on this shelter since gathering in shared spaces could pose a risk of COVID-19 infection.

Things to bring include

  • Water to last you for three days for both drinking and sanitation.
  • Three-days’ worth of food.
  • First aid kit
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties
  • Can opener if needed
  • Medication
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Pet food
  • Clothes
  • Sleeping bags and blankets
  • Personal hygiene supplies
  • Crates for pets
  • Recreational materials to pass the time

The shelter will be open until noon Monday.

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