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)
- Cell Phone Car Chargers
- Clothing - seasonal/rain gear/sturdy shoes
- First Aid Kit (including medicines and prescription drugs)
- 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.