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State of emergency declared for Calhoun & Liberty Counties

The Liberty County Emergency Management (LCEM) declared a local state of emergency last night (Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017) to gain access to extra resources needed to address high winds and water levels during the looming Hurricane Irma. In the event Red Cross is needed their estimated response time is 8 hours.

W.R. Tolar will be open Sunday to be used as a shelter for anyone to escape the storm in an emergency situation. Other areas such as Hosford School and local churches are also being considered if the need to expand arises. If you require assistance please call LCEM at (850) 643-2339 or Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 643-5615.

The LCEM will get updates at a meeting scheduled for 11:15 a.m. tomorrow morning (Saturday, Sept. 9).

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The Calhoun County Emergency Management (CCEM) declared a local state of emergency this morning (Friday, Sept. 8, 2017) to gain access to extra resources needed to address high winds and water levels during the looming Hurricane Irma. In the event Red Cross is needed their estimated response time is 8 hours.

If necessary Blountstown High School, Mossy Pond Community Center and Altha School are being considered to be used as a shelter for anyone to escape the storm in an emergency situation. If you require assistance please call CCEM at (850) 674-8075 or Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 674-5049.

CCEM will get updates in a conference call scheduled this evening (Friday, Sept. 8).

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September 8th, 2017

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