Find Shelter as Weather Deteriorates

Find Shelter as Weather Deteriorates


September 10, 2017 – The path of Hurricane Irma’s shift to the west coast of Florida, however that does not mean Flagler County will escape effects of this massive storm. For that reason, emergency officials in the county warn residents today is the final day to find shelter.

“We’ve told people the last few days to take that time to prepare for this storm,” said Flagler County Emergency Manager Steve Garten. “Today, Sunday, is the final day to sheltering before the storm. If you are in a newer home and not in an evacuation zone, your best option is to shelter in place. Our shelters are open and have capacity.

The following shelters are still open:

Rymfire Elementary School-Special needs

1425 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast

Bunnell Elementary School- For those with Pets

305 N. Palmetto St, Bunnell

Wadsworth Elementary and Buddy Taylor Middle Schools-General Population

4500 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast


Craig Coffey, Flagler County Administrator adds, “Once severe weather conditions pass, damage assessment teams will begin their work across the county. We ask residents to keep their travel to a minimum in the time following the worst weather passing us.”

Remember, as weather conditions worsen our first responders will not be able to respond since they will be taking shelter from the storm.

Our call-in center continues to be in operation around the clock. That number is 386-586-5111.

Check for current information on Flagler County’s website, 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: