CURFEW TONIGHT IN HOLMES COUNTY FROM 4 P.M. TO 6 A.M.

Published / by Adrienne Owen

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 […]

EXPECT ELECTRICITY TO BE OUT FOR AN EXTENDED TIME; HEED THESE SAFETY TIPS

Published / by Adrienne Owen

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 […]

HOLMES COUNTY TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS GENERAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Published / by Adrienne Owen

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 […]

Latest Hurricane Update from NWS Tallahassee

Published / by Adrienne Owen

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 […]

Emergency Management Team Coordinating Local Storm Response

Published / by Adrienne Owen

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 […]

Poplar Springs School Shelter Open For Pets and Special Needs

Published / by Adrienne Owen

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 […]