GILCHRIST COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS
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If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact 911 immediately
Please be advised the Santa Fe River is expected to crest at historic and unprecedented levels presenting a potential threat to the safety of travel which could cause bridge closures on SR 47 and SR 129. This will impact Gilchrist County.
Please contact Gilchrist County EOC if you have any questions at (386) 935-5400. Please call 911 only if you have an emergency situation.
Gilchrist County Trees and Power lines are down after Hurricane Irma
PLEASE STAY SAFE!
There are still many trees and power lines down in Gilchrist County. If you don’t have to go out please stay home.
The power companies are currently working trying to restore power. The Gilchrist County road department is working diligently to clear the roadways.
Chief James Campbell
Emergency Operations Chief
Emergency Management Director
Latest Message from our team
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF FOOD AND WATER
- Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Manual can opener for food
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
Everyone needs to be prepared for the unexpected. Your friends and family may not be together when disaster strikes. How will you find each other? Will you know if your children or parents are safe? You may have to evacuate or be confined to your home. What will you do if water, gas, electricity or phone services are shut off?