Okeechobee County Advisory on Hurricane Ian
As of Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 at 11:50 a.m. Okeechobee County has these important updates:
• Okeechobee County emergency officials are monitoring Hurricane Ian. Okeechobee County is currently under a Tropical Storm Watch. Residents should be prepared for severe weather in the coming days.
• At this time, the Emergency Operations Center continues to encourage the community to monitor the local news, radio, television and SouthCentralFloridaLife.com.
Please remember to:
Review your family and/or business disaster plans.
Review your hurricane supply list items.
Take the time to register for ALERT OKEECHOBEE by visiting:
• Okeechobee County will continue to monitor this situation and potential impact to our County. Additional information will be released as necessary over the coming days through the Okeechobee County Government Facebook Page.
• SANDBAGS are available at the Public Works Department Compound located at 804 NW 2nd Street. Shovels and bags are available at the site at no charge.
Citizens will be required to fill their own bags unless special needs residents require some limited assistance. Limited bags and shovels will be available. If you are a special needs resident and require assistance with sandbags please call 863-763-3514 between 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sandbags will be limited to 20 bags per vehicle while supplies are available.
Sandbags will be available after 5:30 p.m. with no assistance available.