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Emergency Management

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Mission: To prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against the loss of life, injuries, and damage caused by both natural and technological hazards that would adversely affect the residents and visitors to Charlotte County.

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Current Activation Level:

LEVEL 1: Full Scale Activation of the Emergency Operations Center
EOC is staffed by Emergency Management and all departments and agencies.
LEVEL 2: Partial Activation of the Emergency Operations Center
Limited staffing in EOC based on size and type of emergency.
LEVEL 3: Monitoring
Operational readiness to activate the EOC as required. Maintained on a daily basis.

News

Charlotte County Opens Shelters

Charlotte County Opens Shelters

September 27, 2022 8:28 am

Charlotte County opened storm shelters in Port Charlotte at 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning. 

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Charlotte County Zone A - Red Evacuation Ordered

Charlotte County Zone A - Red Evacuation Ordered

September 26, 2022 3:34 pm

Evacuation orders for residents in Zone A - Red areas, including those living on the barrier islands of Don Pedro Island, Knight Island (Palm Island), Little Gasparilla Island, Gasparilla Island, and Manasota Key, as well as residents in any zone living in mobile homes and trailers.

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Recreation Centers and Libraries Closing at 4 p.m.

Recreation Centers and Libraries Closing at 4 p.m.

September 26, 2022 12:35 pm

In preparation for Hurricane Ian, Charlotte County Libraries, Recreation Centers, pools, and all programs will be closing at 4 p.m. today and will be closed tomorrow.

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