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In The Wake Of Irma: Use Caution & Watch For Hazards As Curfews Are Lifted

By on September 11, 2017 in WNDB News

Flagler County, FL – Flagler County officials remind residents to use caution and watch for hazards when the daytime curfew is lifted and they begin to assess their personal damages.

“Storms like this create an abundance of hazards,” said Flagler County Public Safety Emergency Manager Steve Garten. “Besides the debris in yards and roadways, there are snakes and other pests that are also looking to seek refuge. It is never a good idea to walk or drive through flood waters as they can be both deep and contaminated.”

Wear closed, sturdy shoes – not flip flops – when walking outside. Rubber, waterproof boots and shoes that can be easily cleaned are best.

Motorists are advised to “turn around, don’t drown” rather than drive through standing water, as its depth can be deceptive.

Flashing red lights or inoperative intersection lights should be treated as four way stop signs. Flashing yellow lights indicate that drivers should proceed with caution.

Check for current information on Flagler County’s website www.flaglercounty.org, or tune into the county’s partner radio station WNZF, 1550 am, 106.3 fm, KIX fm 98.7 and the Flagler Radio App worldwide. Follow “Flagler County Government” or “Flagler County Emergency Management on Facebook or Twitter. The county’s social media team will provide updates through these official accounts:

  • Facebook.com/FlaglerCountyGovernment
  • Facebook.com/FlaglerEOC
  • Twitter.com/FlaglerCtyGov
  • Twitter.com/FlaglerEM
  • Flagler TV Spectrum Channel 492

To check power outage status, or to report an outage go to www.fplmaps.com

Photo courtesy Elena Fernandez Z and shutterstock.com.

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