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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Hot meals and Disaster Relief Supplies

Marianna (Jackson County).  Lowes parking lot. Sunday + Monday.  Source:  Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.  (See their Facebook page)

Free Meals

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.


Medical Care

Sacred Heart Primary Care -Apalachicola. They are opens at 1 pm – 4 pm. Source:  CEDR Digital Corps via Franklin EMA.



Charity Giving

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


Bay County

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

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Photo Credit | City of Panama City Beach

National Guard

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.

Photo Credit | National Guard @FLGuard

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).

Jackson County 

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

#BeaverCreekFire (WY/CO) Growing Stronger Every Day – June 21, 2016

Updated 1830 Hours PDT

Incident Summary

Beaver Creek Fire (Credit: USFS)

Beaver Creek Fire (Credit: USFS)

The #BeaverCreekFire is located on the Routt Nation Forest, which is N of Big Creek Lake Campgrounds; 3 miles S of the Colorado / Wyoming State lines and 20 miles NW of Walden, Colorado and in Twisty Park area between Beaver Creek and Rhea Creek.

As of 1830 hours, the Jackson County Sheriff Office stated everyone was out of the area due to no permanent residents.

The fire reportedly ignited on Sunday, June 19th about 12 midnight from an unknown cause.  It is considered as extremely heavy and extreme with heavy smoke.  Travel to the area is strongly discouraged.

The cause is still be investigated by Law Enforcement officials, which they believe they have a lead in the case and have located a vehicle of interest.  If you have tips regarding this fire, you are urged to call USFS Officer Hannah Nadeau at 307-343-2335.

About 785 acres of heavy timber and beetle kill have been consumed.

There is a 0% containment status reached.


The fire is being managed by BLM IC Type 3 Michael St. Martin and USFS Trainee Ichiro Stewart.

Fire Mangers will direct the crew to continue with assessments of the fire, bucket drops, structure protection and completing a dozer line.


Currently there are 50 personnel assigned but more are due to arrive in the following days.


The initial response included multiple engines, 3 helicopters and 2 bulldozers.  20 people were also assigned.

Public Information

Concerned cabin owners or local residents, can call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 970-723-4242.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog