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Posted on: September 1, 2019


2019 Hurricane

Hurricane Dorian, a powerful Category 3 Hurricane located in the Atlantic, is forecast to impact Palatka/Putnam County starting Tuesday late night through Wednesday night/Thursday morning.  It is expected to remain a powerful hurricane as the storm slowly tracks north in the Atlantic off the east coast. It is still too early to speculate on potential local impacts from Dorian, which will include heavy rainfall and high wind, as well as flooding along waterways and low-lying areas. Forecasts have confirmed that Dorian will impact the east coast of Florida and inland.  Important local information, including news on shelter openings, will be available on all media outlets, including Putnam Co. Emergency Management’s website (  Mandatory Evacuations may be called for -- go to to download the map showing "red zone evacuation areas" (Zone A) or look up your address to see if you are in that zone.  STAY TUNED FOR EVACUATION AREAS -- KNOW YOUR EVACUATION AREA, IF YOU HAVE ONE.  If you are in Zone "A" or any flood-prone or low lying area, or in a mobile home, you should evacuate to a shelter.  

Sandbags are available at the City Lot at 1010 Ocean Streetm.  Check for other sandbag locations.

CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES are closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

NO GARBAGE PICKUP on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

SHELTERS ARE NOW OPEN -- information at  

ON SOCIAL MEDIA:  search #dorianputnam for alerts and info.  

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO NOW: All residents, PLEASE DO NOT PUT ANY YARD TRASH OR DEBRIS ON THE CURB THIS WEEK, as the City cannot guarantee that it will be picked up before the storm arrives. IF YOU ALREADY HAVE YARD TRASH/DEBRIS ON THE CURB, PLEASE SECURE IT OR MOVE IT.  If you can't do this, call Public Works at 386-329-0107 before noon on Monday and we will make every effort to come get it. We will not be sending crews out on Tuesday or Wednesday except in emergency situations.  

ALSO, City Crews have cleared the storm drains.  RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO CONTINUE TO CHECK THE STORM DRAINS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, REMOVE ANY BLOCKAGES AND KEEP THEM CLEAR.  Secure anything in your yard or at your business that could be blown into the street or into storm drains, or damage utility lines. Please report any infrastructure issues to the City’s Public Works Department at 386-329-0107 as soon as possible.  

REPORT DOWNED POWER LINES OR OUTAGES:  For FPL call 1-800-4OUTAGE (800-468-8243).  For Clay Electric, call 1-888-434-9844. 

FROM THE EOC WEBSITE:  Please be advised that flooding of bridges, culverts, and roads throughout the county during the storm event is anticipated. Citizens should not drive through flooded bridges, culverts, and roads. The structural integrity of the bridges, culverts, and roads will not be determined until the waters recede. Tentatively per FDOT advisement the CR 310 bridge will be closed starting 9/3/19. The bridge will remain closed until storm conditions subside and follow up inspections can be conducted to determine if the bridge is safe to reopen. Earlier closure of the bridge may occur if conditions escalate earlier than projected.     

Stay informed and vigilant, but do not panic. Put your Hurricane Kit together and be prepared for power outages or, if necessary, evacuation. Sign up to get alerts on your phone or by email at or   Prepare for your pets’ safety, too.   Putnam County Emergency Management, Putnam County School Board, and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office have formed a Joint Information System (JIS) for Hurricane Dorian. This is to ensure unified messaging for the safety of our citizens. You Can use #dorianputnam on any of their social media or web platform to get the latest information.

Be Safe and Be Prepared!   #dorianputnam

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