Franklin County Board of County Commissioners has issued a MANDENTORY EVACUATION NOTICE for residents living along the New River, Crooked River and Carrabelle River.
With the amount of rainfall from Tropical Storm Debby; we have been advised that the water from the creeks and streams will be draining into our rivers. Because of this fact the National Weather Service has no way of monitoring just how quickly the water will be rising or exactly how much we might expect is the reason for this evacuation. Just because you do not have flooding now it is coming. Please take all necessary precautions!
Red Cross Shelters currently open:
379 Arran Rd.
1st Baptist Church
9500 Woodville Hwy.
Taylor County Elementary
1600 E. Green St.
Red Cross Shelters on Stand-by:
Tolar Elementary (Stand-by)
14757 NW County Rd. 12
Please use Hwy. 98 through Panacea or Highway 65
If you feel you need help evacuating at this time because you already have flooding issues call 911.
There are sandbags located at the old field house next to the Carrabelle City Municipal Complex.
SAFETY MESSAGE... PLEASE TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. IF YOU SEE FLOOD WATERS...REMEMBER TO TURN AROUND AND DO NOT DROWN.