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City of Palm Coast Declares Local State of Emergency

Posted 8/1/2020 8:46:00 AM

Kimberly Norman
July 31, 2020

 

Palm Coast - This evening, Mayor Milissa Holland signed a proclamation declaring a local state of emergency for the City of Palm Coast, as Hurricane Isaias poses a threat to Florida. 

By issuing the proclamation for the local state of emergency, this allows the City to obtain resources on an emergency basis. It also allows for state and federal resources to quickly flow to the area.

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-181 earlier today, declaring a state of emergency in the following counties as the storm approaches Florida: Brevard, Broward, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, and Volusia.

At this time, the city of Palm Coast is monitoring Hurricane Isaias and preparing for any possible impacts it may bring to the area.

As a reminder, now is the time for residents to be prepared. Visit the city emergency page on Palm Coast Connect at palmcoastconnect.com for information on emergency management resources such as supply kit necessities, evacuation zones, pep tank information and more, just click on the storm updates section for helpful links. Citizens can submit concerns such as downed trees, localized flooding or pep tank alarm requests by creating a case. Customer service representatives will reach out to city staff to help resolve issues presented by the storm. Palm Coast Connect can be accessed on desktop and the free app is available in both the Apple and Google Play App Stores. Palm Coast Connect is not a substitute for 9-1-1. The City of Palm Coast will staff its call center for residents beginning Sunday at 7 p.m. The number to call is 386-986-2360. 

Also, residents can pick up sandbags on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Public Works Department located at 1 Wellfield Grade, Palm Coast, FL 32137. The sandbags fill station will be unattended, but sandbags will be available at the sand pile. Please bring a shovel to fill the bags. A staff member will be on site to help residents who need it.

Residents who have garbage pickup Monday should wait until Monday morning to put out garbage due to possible windy conditions.

Stay connected with the city of Palm Coast on social media using @palmcoastgov and check Flagler County @FlaglerEOC.