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
- Infant formula and diapers
- Pet food
- Sleeping bags and blankets
- Personal hygiene supplies
- Crates for pets
- Recreational materials to pass the time
The shelter will be open until noon Monday.