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 for all fire, EMS and other law enforcement has been suspended with limited exceptions.
Residents experiencing a true emergency should continue to call 911, and units will respond as soon as conditions allow.
Response will be prioritized based on the severity of the emergency.
The Holmes County Citizen Hotline, (850)-547-1112, is open for all non-emergency calls, questions and requests for assistance.
County emergency managers are in constant contact with state officials, and the state has promised to assist Holmes County with any resources it may need to respond to local emergencies.

For the latest Hurricane Michael Emergency Information and Updates
Holmes County Citizen Hotline – (850) 547-1112
Facebook – Holmes County Emergency Management
Website – www.holmescountyem.org