Charlotte County Public Safety Suspends Emergency Response
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Sept. 10, 2017) – Effective at 10 a.m., Charlotte County Public Safety has suspended emergency response to calls for service due to inclement weather conditions. This includes the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte County Fire & EMS, and City of Punta Gorda first responders.
“We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible to the residents and guests of Charlotte County,” stated Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell. “As we face this difficult period of time in which storm conditions prevent our response to calls, our thoughts are with everyone in this community. Rest assured, our deputies will be ready to respond as soon as conditions improve. I encourage you to remain safely secure where you are with your loved ones, and stay safe. We will get through this together.”
Charlotte County Public Safety Director Bill Van Helden added a reminder for calm. “Now is the time to hunker down and take care of each other,” Van Helden stated.
911 will still be operational during this time, and calls will be triaged for response as soon as weather conditions permit.
Media and public can follow Charlotte County Emergency Management important emergency information at www.charlottecountyfl.gov, www.facebook.com/oemcharlottecounty, and www.twitter.com/ccoem.