A curfew has been implemented for Holmes County from dusk until dawn as a public safety measure. Holmes County residents are asked to arrive at their destinations by dusk and to not venture out. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has dispatched two teams consisting of PCSO deputies, fire-rescue, and other emergency responders, along with generators, […]
Holmes County Courthouse and County Offices will be closed tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 12.
As the rain tapers and winds die down, residents are advised to be extremely cautious as they survey their homes, vehicles and property. Do not approach or attempt to clear unstable trees or large branches. The soil is saturated, weakening the root bases of large trees. Many structures are unstable as well. If you have […]
A curfew is in effect for all of Holmes County from 4 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. All residents of Holmes County are advised to remain indoors and to avoid traveling on local streets. This applies to pedestrian traffic, vehicular movement, standing or parking. Residents should remain in their homes/shelters until the […]
Residents should expect and prepare for widespread power outages as Hurricane Michael crosses Holmes County, according to officials from Gulf Power and West Florida Electric. Once the power goes out, it will likely not be restored for an extended period of time. Utility officials stationed at the Holmes County Emergency Operations Center are advising residents […]
With area wind speeds now in excess of 45 mph, all Holmes County first responders have been directed to find a safe location to shelter themselves and their vehicles. Until further notice, first responders with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office are in local shelters and will not respond until the storm passes. Likewise, emergency response […]
The latest hurricane update from the National Weather Service Office in Tallahassee: Hurricane Michael is a solid category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 MPH. Devastating storm surge and winds are expected to continue to unfold through the day and into the overnight hours. Michael is expected to make landfall as a category […]
The Holmes County Emergency Management Team is busy coordinating local storm response and recovery activities from the Emergency Operations Center in Bonifay. Sheriff John Tate has advised residents to stay off local roads, as wind speeds are expected to reach hurricane force (sustained 80 mph with higher gusts) within the hour. Residents are urged to […]
All three Hurricane Evacuation shelters in Holmes County have space for additional residents. If you have special needs or wish to bring your pet(s), go to Poplar Springs School, 3726 Atomic Drive, Graceville General Population Shelters are located at: Holmes County K8, 140 Blue Devil Dr., Bonifay and New Hope VFD, 1243 Highway 179A, Westville […]
The American Red Cross has opened a mental health hotline for residents impacted by Hurricane Michael. To reach out for free 24/7 counseling or support, contact the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs’ to 66746.