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Charlotte County Declares Local State of Emergency
9/5/2017
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For Immediate Release

Charlotte County Declares Local State of Emergency

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Sept. 5, 2017) – The Charlotte County Commission on Tuesday declared a local state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.

Charlotte County urges residents to take precautions and activate their disaster plans. Those plans should include:

  • Food – at least enough for three days for every person
  • Water – at least one gallon per day per person (three gallons per person for a three-day supply)
  • Blankets/Pillows
  • Cash
  • Cell Phone Car Chargers
  • Clothing - seasonal/rain gear/sturdy shoes
  • First Aid Kit (including medicines and prescription drugs)
  • Flashlight/Batteries
  • Keys – extra set of home and car keys
  • Radio – battery-operated and NOAA weather radio
  • Toiletries (hygiene items/moisture wipes)
  • Tools – keep a set with you during the storm
  • Important documents (in a waterproof container) – insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
  • Pet care items
    • proper identification/immunization records/medications
    • ample supply of food and water
    • muzzle and leash

For Hurricane Irma information, call the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Center at 941-833-4000.

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