“250 pounds of Prescription Drugs Collected”
Yesterday afternoon Agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) retrieved 250 pounds of unused and/or expired prescription medications collected by the Flagler Beach Police Department. The collected prescription medications will be disposed of properly by the DEA.
Some of the prescription medications that were dropped off by citizens were collected on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in connection with National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Additional prescription medications that were turned over to the DEA were done so over the past six (6) months, in conjunction with our CVS/pharmacy Drug Collection Unit initiative.
Chief Matt Doughney stated “Our participation in the bi-annual DEA National events coupled with our daily Drug Collection Unit helps to keep our City safe. Opioid addiction can lead to a variety of problems and working with the DEA to collect and properly dispose of prescription medications is extremely important to the safety of our community”.
If you have any questions about National “Prescription Drug Take Back Day”, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2020.
Sign up deadline for FEMA assistance extended
October 30, 2017 – Residents in need of disaster assistance have been granted more than an additional two weeks to apply with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The deadline for Individual Assistance has been extended from Thursday, November 9 to Friday, November 24 – the day after Thanksgiving.
“This is very good news for our residents,” said Sally Sherman, Flagler County’s acting Public Safety Emergency Manager. “While we certainly don’t recommend that anyone wait until the last minute to file an application, many people have the day after Thanksgiving off work and may be able to use this time to get the applications completed.”
The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the extension late last week.
“In light of the number of new daily registrations and FEMA’s history of granting extensions in similar disasters, I request the State be granted an additional 15-day extension for Individual Assistance registration,” wrote Willie G. Nunn, Federal Coordinating Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Residents can register with FEMA online at https://www.disasterassistance.gov. The FEMA helpline number is 800-621-3362, and TTY users can call 800-462-7585.
The closest Disaster Recovery Center for Flagler County residents is located at the Putnam County Fairgrounds in East Palatka – 118 Fairgrounds Road – State Road 100 west to U.S. 17.
The hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 5.
Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will answer questions and assist residents with applications. The SBA will help both residents and businesses apply for low-interest loans.