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More emergency supplies headed to the Panhandle

Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael, Governor Rick Scott announced today that more emergency supply distribution centers and sheltering enhancements have been deployed.

 

Deployment went to the following counties: Bay, Liberty, Franklin, Calhoun and Gulf. Many distribution sites have been established and are operational with many more coming online throughout the weekend.

 

Also, to protect the health and wellbeing of impacted Floridians, Governor Scott directed the deployment of additional showers, portable toilets, laundry facilities, comfort stations and feeding stations to local shelters. These shelter enhancements will help families stay as comfortable as possible as more housing options are identified.

 

Governor Scott said, “Following Hurricane Michael, we’ve deployed an enormous amount of resources into our communities. One of the most important things we can do now is ensure that families have food, water, medication and a safe place to stay. We have made this critical mission a top priority and will work day and night to keep everyone safe and healthy.”

 

Also today, Governor Scott assisted the Florida National Guard with an airlift, water and supplies into Franklin County for families in need. The state has millions of meals and gallons of water on their way into impacted communities, including three million Meal, Ready to Eat (MRE), two million gallons of water and two million pounds of ice. So far, more than 142,000 gallons of water and nearly 174,000 MRE have been dropped.

 

Emergency Supply Distribution Centers, or Points of Distribution (POD), are places where the public can pick up emergency supplies following a disaster. These sites have food, water, or other critical supplies. Click HERE for a complete map of POD locations.

 

Currently Open Emergency Supply Distribution Centers:

 

Bay County - Frank Brown Park 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway 
Bay County - Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School 1125 Cherry St
Gadsden County - Florida State Hospital100 Main St

Jackson County - Jackson County Point of Distribution 3018 Hwy 71 N  
Leon County - Fort Braden Branch Library 16327 Blountstown Hwy
Jackson County - 2027 3rd. Ave
Leon County - Woodville Community Center 8000 Old Woodville Hwy 
Altha - Altha Town Hall 25586 Main St
Blountstown - Magnolia Square Intersection of SR 20 and SR 71  
Blountstown - Sam Atkins Park 22216 NW Silas Green St
Bristol - Liberty County Emergency Management 10979 Spring St.  
Carrabelle - US Post Office 156 Heffeman Dr #A  
Carrabelle - Carrabelle Police Department 1001 Gray Ave  

Chipley - Possum Palace Rec Park - 3121 Possum Palace Drive  
Chipley - Chipley High School - 1545 Brickyard Rd  
Cottondale - Crossroad Baptist Church 3276 Main Street  
Crawfordville - Medart Park 79 Recreation Drive  
Crawfordville - Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office 15 Oak St  
Eastpoint - Eastpoint Fire Department 24 6th St  
Eastpoint - Franklin County 379 Avenue A
Graceville - Beginnings Baptist Church 1049 Sanders Ave 
Havana - Gadsden County Jail 2135 Pat Thomas Parkway

Marianna - Walmart 2251 SR 71
Panama City - Rosenwald High School 924 Bay Ave
Quincy - Gadsden County Point of Distribution 192 14th St, Suite 1
Tallahassee - Woodville Community Center 8000 Old Woodville Rd
Tallahassee - Tallahassee Fire Department Station #1 327 N Adams Street  
Tallahassee - Tallahassee Regional Park 7550 Apalachee Parkway

 

Below, please see the amount of supplies air dropped into impacted areas:

 

Location

Water pallets

Gallons

MRE pallet

MRE count

East Point

100

25000

2

1276

Carrabelle

100

25000

2

1276

SAR Mission FWC

10

2500

10

6380

Tyndall

40

10000

20

12760

Mexico Beach

250

6250

96

61248

Apalachicola

168

42000

96

61248

East Point

42

10500

24

15312

Mexico Beach

84

21000

24

15321

TOTAL

794

142,250

274

174,821

 

For an updated list of currently open supply distribution points, as well as other resources available to individuals impacted by Hurricane Michael, please visit: https://floridadisaster.org/info


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