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Updated emergency information

Post Date:10/09/2018 12:00 PM

Here's a little information you may find helpful.

All of Panama City Beach is under a mandatory evacuation order. If you are not in a mandatory evacuation area but you live in a mobile home, we urge you to evacuate.

For those in need of shelter: Two shelters are currently open in Bay County. These are located at Deane Bozeman School, 13410 Highway 77 north of Southport and Northside Elementary School, 2001 Northside Drive. Deane Bozeman will serve as the special needs shelter. Both shelters are pet friendly, however you will need to bring three days of supplies for your pet including food, water, crates, leashes, and vaccination records. If you need a ride to a shelter, call (850) 248-6090.

Bay County Schools are closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Many government offices are also closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

There is currently no curfew in effect in Panama City Beach and any decision on curfews will be made after the storm. That information will be posted on our main Facebook page. City of Panama City Beach-Government and on Panama City Beach Police Department page.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, all roads will continue to operate as normal; roads will not be changed to one direction.

A determination will be made at the appropriate time regarding closing the bridges. The Florida Highway Patrol will make that determination.

If you live in a low-lying or flood-prone area, the ground in your area may be saturated from heavy rainfalls or flooding. You should use household water as little as possible to prevent backups of sewage into your home. Do not let children play in the water as it cold be contaminated with sewage. 

 Public Information Officer Debbie Ward can be reached at or (334) 714-6793.

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