Stay indoors, limited first responder abilities as Irma nears
September 10, 2017 – Hurricane Irma is rapidly approaching and Flagler County officials are encouraging residents to be where they intend to shelter by 6 p.m. Sunday and stay indoors for the duration of the storm.
“Dangerous winds alone are reason enough to stay indoors,” said Flagler County Public Safety Emergency Manager Steve Garten. “Please stay off the roadways. Now is the time to stay safely where you are. Do not leave.”
As wind speeds increase to tropical storm-force, Flagler County’s first responders – fire rescue and law enforcement – will be limited in their ability to respond.
“There will come a time when we cannot send out our emergency personnel,” County Administrator Craig Coffey said. “We want to keep everyone safe.”
Check for current information on Flagler County’s website www.flaglercounty.org, or tune into the county’s partner radio station WNZF, 1550 am, 106.3 fm, KIX fm 98.7 and the Flagler Radio App worldwide. Follow “Flagler County Government” or “Flagler County Emergency Management on Facebook or Twitter. The county’s social media team will provide updates through these official accounts: