FLORIDA – We are providing an update on the aftermath of the Hurricane Michael incident in Florida and in a separate post of what is happening in other impacted States. This is your Sit Rep for Saturday, October 13, 2018.
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MEALS & DISASTER SUPPLIES
Hot meals and Disaster Relief Supplies
Marianna (Jackson County). Lowes parking lot. Sunday + Monday. Source: Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. (See their Facebook page)
Destiny Worship Center. 133000 Panama City Beach Parkway. Serving meals daily 11 am – 1 pm and 4 pm – 6 pm. Source: City of Panama City Beach – Government. https://www.facebook.com/CityOfPanamaCityBeach/posts/2167839450104278
Food and Water Distribution
National Guard personnel at Distribution Centers. Source: WTXL TV. http://www.wtxl.com/news/list-food-water-distribution-centers-around-the-big-bend/article_fed495f0-ce56-11e8-bf1a-bf7f09513c6b.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share
Water, Ice, Groceries and Hygiene Kits
Convoy of Hope at Marianna Walmart. Source: Hurricane Michael Resources Page.
Reported by a OnStar member: If you are in a Hurricane affected area and have OnStar in your vehicle. Just press the Blue button and they will provide your vehicle with free wi-fi. Source: Hurricane Michael Resources Page.
Sacred Heart Primary Care -Apalachicola. They are opens at 1 pm – 4 pm. Source: CEDR Digital Corps via Franklin EMA.
HOW TO HELP
Website to search for Charities supporting Hurricane Michael survivors and how to give safely with transparent organization information. Source: Charity Navigator. https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=6806
Page full of resources for survivors on how to request a rescue (call 9-1-1 first for emergencies), request supplies to rebuild a home, how to volunteer, send supplies or donate. This page is full of great information. Source: Cajun Navy Hurricane Michael Relief Page. http://www.crowdrelief.net/HurricaneMichael
Lists the different phases for re-entry. Credentialed persons are only allowed to access various. Check this site before trying to gain entry in a certain area. #KnowBeforeYouGo Source: Bay County Government. http://www.baycountyfl.gov/167/Post-Disaster-Re-Entry
Team Rubicon Disaster Response
Vets of the Team Rubicon organization has been deployed and they are asking for more assistance. Source: TEAMRUBICONUSA.ORG
City of Panama City Beach
Utility personnel are on the job and working tirelessly to restore utilities. Source: City of Panama City Beach – Government. https://www.facebook.com/CityOfPanamaCityBeach
Soldiers are working to set-up tactical satellite terminals to provide county EOCs with internet and phone service to connect to citizens in time of need.
National Guard personnel also were offloading water supplies from a chopper that flew into the area.
Florida Public Utilities
120 personnel (linemen) on the ground, working to restore power. There is an unknown estimated time when all will be restored (as of 10/12/2018 posting).
Roads and Bridge – 80 crews on the roadway (as of 10/12/2018) due to increase up to 150 by today.
(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – 10/13/2018 – 1445 PDT