Two emergency shelters to open Wednesday morning

Posted 11/8/22

OKEECHOBEE -- Okeechobee County is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning.

 

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Two emergency shelters to open Wednesday morning

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OKEECHOBEE -- Okeechobee County is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning. The Emergency Operations Center is currently at activation level 2: partial activation.
 
Two SHELTERS will be opening at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.
 
A Special Needs Shelter will open at the Department of Health at 8 a.m. located at 1700 NW 9th Avenue. Registration is required at https://snr.flhealthresponse.com/
 
A General Population and Pet Friendly shelter will open at South Elementary at 8 a.m. located at 2468 SW 7th Avenue. Pets are required to be registered with the County and provide a crate, up-to-date shot records, food for at least 3-5 days, water for the animal and a litter box if the pet is a cat.
 
Closures scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday (11/9-11/10/22). *Please note many offices will also be closed on 11/11/22 for Veterans Day.
o Okeechobee County Offices* (except during the BOCC meeting at the Historic Courthouse on 11/9/22 at 8:30am)
o City of Okeechobee Offices*
o Okeechobee Judicial Center (Courthouse)*
o Okeechobee County Sheriff Office Administration Offices*
o Department of Health*
o Indian River State College*
o Disaster Recovery Center at the Okeechobee Library*
o Okeechobee County Public Schools
o Okeechobee County Parks (beginning at 2pm Tuesday)
o Okeechobee County Library (beginning at 4pm Tuesday)*
o Okeechobee County Tax Collectors Office*
 
An information call line is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by calling 863-824-6888.
 
The Board of County Commissioners regular meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.
 
Household waste and Hurricane Ian debris will continue to be picked up throughout the community until the approaching storm conditions become too excessive to safely continue. Updated information from Waste Management is available at www.WMFLoridaStorm.com.

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