County Commissioners: Okaloosa County under state of emergency

OkCoHOLT, Fla., May 28, 2018—The Okaloosa Board of County Commissioners met this morning to discuss the anticipated impacts of Subtropical Storm Alberto.

During the brief emergency meeting, the board voted unanimously to pass a resolution to declare a local state of emergency in Okaloosa County.

The resolution will be in effect for seven days from today.

Additionally, it’s anticipated area bridges will close based on projected wind information.

The Florida Department of Transportation will close bridges once sustained winds are greater than 39 miles per hour.

Those winds, gusting between 30-to-40 mph, are anticipated to arrive around 10 a.m. based on forecast information.

With the shift in Alberto’s projected track, the storm puts the entire county to the right or east side of the storm where the most damaging winds typically are.

Rivers in the area are below flood stage and are expected to reach flood stage, but not go over with the projected rains.

Stephanie Holcombe

 

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