Information for November 2, 2018

All Affected Areas

Jackson County

  • Friday at 5pm Sonny’s BBQ will be handing out free hot dinners at Greenwood Town Hall. Farmshare supplies will be handed out at 3:30 p.m. at Greenwood Park. If you need supplies or dinner and can’t make it, they can deliver to anyone in Greenwood just call or text Missy at 8507188087
  • Cleaning supplies, toiletries, food and bread are being given out at Greenwood Town Hall each day this week from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Early voting has begun in Jackson County. You can vote each day through Monday, November 5, at these locations:
    • Supervisor of Elections Office at 2851 Jefferson Street in Marianna.
    • Sneads City Hall at 2028 Third Avenue in Sneads.
    • Graceville Civic Center at 5224 Brown Street in Graceville.
  • The Supervisor of Elections Office, Sneads City Hall and Graceville Civic Center will be the ONLY locations available for voting on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 6), per Supervisor of Elections Sylvia Stephens. Your local precincts WILL NOT BE OPEN.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative has released the following maps showing when and where residents can expect to have their power restored:
  • A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center has been opened in Marianna. It is at University Extension Office, 2737 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL 32448. Hours are daily 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • If you know of anyone who is in need of food and/or supplies please contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. They must have the person’s name and address.
  • Here is Florida Public Utilities’ latest map showing planned power restoration dates for the area:

Washington County

  • 87% of West Florida Electric Cooperative customers in Washington County now have their power reconnected.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative has released a map showing when customers in Washington County can expect to have their power restored: Map for Washington & West Jackson Counties
  • Contact Joan Brown, volunteer and donation manager, 480-694-2353 or visit our Volunteer Reception Center at Vernon Elementary School (3665 Roche Ave., Vernon) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. if you would like to volunteer to assist the people of Washington County, request volunteers to tarp your roof, remove trees or help with other manpower needs, make a donation of goods or service.
  • More information: Washington County Emergency Management.

Holmes County

  • A recovery center where representatives of FEMA and other agencies can assist you in person is now open at the Ag Center at 1173 E Hwy 90, Bonifay, Florida. They are open daily, seven days per week, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can register for disaster assistance there.

Calhoun County

  • 46% of West Florida Electric Cooperative customers in Calhoun County now have their power reconnected. They estimate it could be another 20 days before hardest hit areas in the county are fully restored.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative has released this map to show when customers in Calhoun County can expect to have their power restored. Map for Calhoun & East Jackson Counties
  • Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative reports that 62% of customers in Calhoun County remain without power as of Saturday morning.
  • Florida Public Utilities will restore power to customers with safe connections in the Blountstown area by October 31.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration has set up a mobile Business Recovery Center at the M&B Railroad Museum 16908 NE Pear St in Blountstown. Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Liberty County

  • As of this morning, Talquin Electric reports that most power has been restored in Liberty County.
  • Liberty County Sheriff Eddie Joe White asks that residents avoid piling debris too close to intersections or in piles so high that drivers can’t see around them.

Gadsden County

  • City of Quincy Electric estimates that 99% of addresses in the city now have electric power. If you still do not have power, call their office at (850) 618-0040.
  • As of this morning, Talquin Electric reports that 99% of electric power in Gadsden County has been restored.
  • Chattahoochee reports that electricity has been fully restored. If you do not have power, it is likely because of structural damage that prevents the city from restoring your service. Contact them for more information.
  • No Transportation to get to the Computer HotSpots to register for FEMA? No Problem! Call Gadsden XPress or Big Bend Transit. They are offering free rides for Gadsden residents until October 31st. Call (888) 454-RIDE (7433)

 

October 19, 2018

All Affected Areas

Jackson County

  • West Florida Electric Cooperative now estimates that it can restore 100% of power in Jackson County within 20 days!
  • Florida Public Utilities estimates that 75% of its customers in Marianna will have electricity by October 25 and 90% by October 31.
  • Jackson County’s curfew has been reduced to the hours of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. effective immediately. Here are their timelines for other Jackson County communities:
    • Malone – 90% by October 26.
    • Greenwood – 90% by October 26.
    • Bascom – 90% by October 26.
    • Cottondale – 90% by October 24.
    • Alford – 90% by October 24.
  • Superintendent Larry Moore and the School Board Members report that teachers will return to work on Friday, October 26 and students will return on Monday, October 29. “At this time each school building and classroom is being assessed by Belfor, a world-wide disaster recovery company that specializes in restoration of facilities after events such as we had. Any damages that need immediate repair are being taken care of to ensure that when teachers and students return, it will be to a safe classroom. Many schools already have power restored and all will have power restored well in advance of teachers returning. We hope this advance notice allows you time to make adequate plans and preparations.”
  • The boil order for customers of the Jackson County water system has been lifted.
  • The burn advisory for Jackson County remains in effect.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative’s Outage Map is back online.
  • CareerSource Chipola will have a mobile unit at Malone School on Friday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Marianna Wal-Mart is operating on a limited schedule from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Many services are not available including returns, financial services and automotive.
  • Correction: Pizza will NOT be served at Malone First Baptist today. The group that was going to do decided to go to Mexico Beach instead where the need, sadly, is much more severe.
  • Points of Distribution for water, meals ready to eat (MREs) and other necessities in Jackson County currently include:
    • Alford Community Center-2562 Park Ave.
    • Cottondale First Baptist Church-3172 Main St
    • Graceville Civic Center-5224 Brown St.
    • Grand Ridge Town Hall-2086 Porter Ave.
    • Chipola Family Ministries-3028 Hwy 71N
    • Malone Town Hall-5182 9th Ave.
    • Greenwood Town Hall-4207 Bryan St.
    • Sneads Ball Field-2010 Legion Road
    • Convoy of Hope @ Rivertown Community Church (RCC) – 4534 Lafayette St. Marianna.

Washington County

  • West Florida Electric Cooperative now estimates that 100% of its customers will have service restored within 10 days.
  • Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative was working to restore service to its members in Washington County on Thursday. About 25% of their customers were without power as of Thursday.
  • Cleaning supplies and diapers will be available at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Chipley while supplies last. If you are driving a long way into Chipley from rural areas, you might call ahead to make sure they haven’t run out.

Holmes County

  • West Florida Electric Cooperative reports that 100% of its customers in Holmes County will have service restored in the next 4 to 5 days.
  • Bonifay First Methodist Church will have someone designated to give our baby wipes and diapers at the fellowship hall (across from the courthouse) between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Only those items are available and only during those hours.
  • FEMA will once again be at the Holmes County Agricultural Center Friday, October 19th from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. Additional sites to be posted during the day.

Calhoun County

  • Florida Public Utilities estimates that it will restore services to the following percentages of people in Calhoun County by these dates:
    • Blountstown area by October 31st.
    • Altha by October 22nd.
    • From Altha north to Oglesby Nursery by October 25th.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative now estimates that it will have power restored to 100% of its customers in Calhoun County within 20 days.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative is building an additional 300 man, storm recovery staging area in Altha. This will help in power restoration in Calhoun County.
  • Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative reports that as of Thursday, 100% of their 1,843 connections in Calhoun County remain without power.
  • The Florida Department of Health in Liberty/Calhoun County is open at the 10971 NW Spring St. Bristol, Florida 32321 from 8:00am – 5:00pm.
  • Calhoun Liberty Hospital Primary Care Clinic has resumed operations with the hours of 9am to 5pm daily Monday through Friday Any questions please call 850-237-3000
  • Calhoun Liberty Hospital is open for all outpatient labs and radiological needs to include X-ray, CT scan and ultrasound. Any questions please call 850-674-5411 extension 200 or extension 209.
  • Calhoun Liberty Hospital Emergency Department has remained open throughout the emergency situation.

Liberty County

  • Florida Public Utilities estimates that power will be restored to most homes in Bristol by October 21st.
  • As of 8:30 a.m. today, Talquin Electric reported that 1,698  (51%) of customers in Liberty County remained without power.
  • Alaqua Animal refuge is willing to help house animals up to two weeks free of charge for those affected by the hurricane. Please call 850-880-6399 to assistance.
  • Liberty County Sheriff Eddie Joe White asks that residents avoid piling debris too close to intersections or in piles so high that drivers can’t see around them.
  • The Florida Department of Health in Liberty/Calhoun County is open at the 10971 NW Spring St. Bristol, Florida 32321 from 8:00am – 5:00pm.
  • The point of distribution for emergency supplies in Liberty County is the civic center in Bristol.

Gadsden County

  • As of 6:20 p.m. Saturday night, Talquin Electric Cooperative reports that 4,838 (32%) of customers in Gadsden County remain without electric power. That is a major drop from the same time Friday night.
  • City of Quincy Electric reports progress in restoring power for residents.
  • Current Points of Distribution for water, meals ready to eat (MREs) and other necessities in Gadsden County include:
    • Helen Franks Community Center – 120 Beach Ave., Gretna, FL
    • New Bethel AME – 23209 Blue Star Hwy., Quincy, FL
    • Greenshade AME – 8152 Salem Rd., Quincy, FL
    • Greensboro Town Park – 150 E. 11th, Greensboro, FL
    • Pine Grove Baptist Church – 837 Pine Grove Church Rd., Quincy, FL
    • Johnny Johnson Pavilion – 100 S. Main St., Chattahoochee, FL

 

October 18, 2018:

Jackson County

  • Florida Public Utilities estimates that power will be restored to all addresses capable of receiving it by October 31st.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative now has nearly 1,000 linemen, right-of-way workers and support staff on the job. Current estimates for power restoration in Jackson County are 50% of customers within 20 days, 75% of customers with 25 days and 100% of customers within 30 days. Please note that their telephones remain inoperable.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative reports that progress on Wednesday (10/17) included restoring power to some residences in Campbellton, Alford, Bascom, Grand Ridge and Sneads. The substation at Enviva in Cottondale was energized.
  • St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church at 2871 Orange Street in Marianna will be serving hot meals today beginning at 10 a.m.
  • Bob Pforte Motors will be serving food and distributing items donated by a number of Wiregrass area businesses today. They will begin distributing relief items at 10 a.m. and expect to begin serving food at 11:30 a.m. Items to be distributed include baby items such as formula, diapers, wipes, baby food, etc. They will also be distributing water, nonperishable food items, lights, batteries, radios and personal hygiene items.
  • CareerSource Chipola will have a mobile unit at Sneads High School today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with staff ready to assist anyone needing to file for disaster unemployment. There will be a mobile unit at Malone School on Friday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • The latest information from damage assessments in Jackson County indicates that 75% of homes in the county have either been destroyed or damaged in some way. Only 25% escaped damage of any kind.
  • Marianna Wal-Mart is operating on a limited schedule from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Many services are not available including returns, financial services and automotive.
  • Florida Public Utilities has restored power to Sunland Center in Marianna.
  • City of Marianna’s planning, development, permits, and code enforcement are suspended until further notice due to the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.
  • Jackson County schools currently anticipate re-opening around November 1st.
  • Chipola College will resume classes on Monday, Oct. 22.
  • November 6 General Election WILL BE HELD. There will be a number of changes to polling places and information on new locations will be released as soon as possible.
  • Jackson County Supervisor of Elections Office is badly damaged and closed until further notice.
  • Jackson County authorities have clarified their curfew order. If you have work or school or a similar reason to be out after dark, please carry your driver’s license with you and just explain to the officer why you are out after the dark til dawn curfew.
  • The public and special needs shelters remain open at Marianna High School on Caverns Road, Marianna, Florida.
  • The Burn Ban remains in effect in Jackson County.
  • At last report from local authorities, Points of Distribution for water, ice, nonperishable food and other relief items remain:
    • Grand Ridge Town Hall
    • Chipola Family Ministries at 3018 SR 71 North.
    • Malone Town Hall
    • Greenwood Town Hall
    • Sneads Ball Field at 2010 Legion Road
    • Alford Community Center at 2562 Park
    • Cottonwood First Baptist Church at 3172 Main Street
    • Rivertown Community Church (RCC) in Marianna
  • Outback Steakhouse will be providing hot meals at Friendship Baptist Church off Highway 2 west of Malone on Thursday and Friday afternoon.
  • Correction: Pizza lunch will NOT be served on Friday at First Baptist in Malone. The group that was going to do it decided to go to Mexico Beach instead where the need is sadly even more severe.

Washington County

  • West Florida Electric Cooperative estimates that 90% of its customers in Washington County will have power restored within 10 days and 100% within 14 days. They report that their phone lines remain down.
  • Cleaning supplies and diapers will be available at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Chipley while supplies last. If you are driving a long way into Chipley from rural areas, you might call ahead to make sure they haven’t run out.
  • The Boil Water advisory for Chipley has been LIFTED.
  • Washington County Supervisor of Elections Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and the rest of this week.
  • The burn advisory for Washington County remains in effect.
  • At last report from local authorities, water, Meals Ready to Eat (MREs), ice and infant formula are available at the Supply Points of Distribution which are at Chipley High School, 1545 Brickyard Road, Chipley, FL; Possum Palace, 3121 Possum Palace Drive, Wausau, FL; Vernon Middle School, Moss Hill Road, Vernon, FL.
  • A shelter is open at Roulhac Middle School, 1535 Brickyard Rd., Chipley for general population and special needs if your home is unsafe.
  • An air-conditioned comfort station is open at Chipley Library, 1444 Jackson Ave. (Hwy. 90), for residents to cool off and charge cell phones from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will also be activities for children

Holmes County

  • West Florida Electric Cooperative reports that 80% of its customers in Holmes County now have power. Service will be restored to 90% within 10 days and 100% within 14 days. They report that their phone lines remain down.
  • Bonifay First Methodist Church will have someone designated to give our baby wipes and diapers at the fellowship hall (across from the courthouse) between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Only those items are available and only during those hours.

Calhoun County

  • Florida Public Utilities estimates that power will be restored to all customers capable of receiving it by October 31st.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative restored service to 100 customers in Calhoun County yesterday. It will take an estimated 30 days plus to restore service to the majority of customers in the county. They report that their phone lines remain down.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative is building an additional 300 man, storm recovery staging area in Altha. This will help in power restoration in Calhoun County.
  • Calhoun County Emergency Management asks residents to please help stop rumors. In other words, NO free generators will be given out in the county.
  • Calhoun County School Superintendent Yoder reports that Blountstown Elemetary School has been damaged and students from there for the most part will be reassigned to other Blountstown schools. More information will be released soon on school opening dates and locations for students.
  • Here’s the latest information from Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative:

 

Liberty County

  • Florida Public Utilities estimates that power will be restored to all customers capable of receiving it by October 31st.
  • There will be hot food at the Hosford park at 11:30. Go down and get a plate and get one for your neighbor too.
  • As of 8 a.m., Talquin Electric reported that 58% of customers in Liberty County remained without power.
  • The Liberty County Health Department is offering free tetanus and flu vaccines at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Alaqua Animal refuge is willing to help house animals up to two weeks free of charge for those affected by the hurricane. Please call 850-880-6399 to assistance.
  • Sumatra Grocery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The Distribution point for Liberty County is Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol.

Gadsden County

  • Trucks have started picking up debris in Gadsden County and will continue to do so, making multiple passes on each road, for the days to come.
  • Hot meals today at Crossroads Academy (470 Strong Road). Lunch hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner hours are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • As of 8 a.m., Talquin Electric reported that 53% of customers in Gadsden County remain without power.
  • The county wide burn ban remains in effect for Gadsden County.
  • Citizens may text ALERTGADSDEN to 888 777 for up to date text alerts with emergency information.
  • The Gadsden County Tax Collector’s Office has reopened.
  • The Gadsden County State Attorney’s Office reopens today (10/18).
  • Gadsden County remains under a mandatory 10 p.m. to 6 p.m. curfew.
  • A boil water notice has been issued for Pat Thomas RV Park.
  • The only public shelter open in Gadsden County at this time is at Gadsden County High School.
  • The water and meals ready to eat (MRE) distribution site at the Gadsden County Jail has been closed. Here are the current sites in the county:
    • Helen Franks Community Center – 120 Beach Ave., Gretna, FL
    • New Bethel AME – 23209 Blue Star Hwy., Quincy, FL (Water Point of Distribution is closed in Quincy)
    • Greenshade AMA – 8152 Salem Rd., Quincy, FL
    • Greensboro Town Park – 150 E. 11th, Greensboro, FL
    • Pine Grove Baptist Church – 837 Pine Grove Church Rd., Quincy, FL
    • Johnny Johnson Pavilion – 100 S. Main St., Chattahoochee, FL

 

Oct. 17, 2018:

Hurricane Michael truck the Florida Panhandle one week ago today. The National Hurricane Center officially reports that it was the third strongest hurricane to strike the United States in recorded history. Only the Labor Day Hurricane that hit the Florida Keys in 1935 and Hurricane Camille, which struck Biloxi and the Gulf Coast in 1969, were stronger. Michael was more intense than Andrew, Katrina and Hugo.

We continue to provide information as best we can for residents of Jackson, Washington, Holmes, Calhoun, Liberty and Gadsden Counties in Florida. This is not the primary mission of Two Egg TV, which is a history and travel channel, but it was so difficult to obtain information and still requires obtaining it from a variety of different locations in some counties, that we decided to put our background in journalism to work and do what we could to help. We hope it is helping you get information accurately and quickly.

Please share the link for this page to anyone who is having difficulty finding information. We will use the same web address each day for our information updates so bookmark it and you can check it each day for the latest.

May God bless you and may your life return to normal soon!

Jackson County

  • Florida Public Utilities has restored power to Sunland Center in Marianna.
  • Ctiy of Marianna’s planning, development, permits, and code enforcement are suspended until further notice due to the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.
  • Jackson County schools currently anticipate re-opening around November 1st.
  • Chipola College will resume classes on Monday, Oct. 22.
  • November 6 General Election WILL BE HELD. There will be a number of changes to polling places and information on new locations will be released as soon as possible.
  • Jackson County Supervisor of Elections Office is badly damaged and closed until further notice.
  • Lambe Chiropractic Clinic has reopened. Their phones are down, but if you need to get in you can temporarily call 850-209-4550.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative estimates that electricity in Jackson County will be 50% restored with 20 days, 75% restored within 25 days and 100% restored within 30 days. This only includes homes with no damage to the actual residence connection point or that are in safe enough condition to connect power. In other words, prepare for the long haul!
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative reports that 2 circuits were repaired from the Alford substation yesterday and work is underway on repairing a third today.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative indicates that they cannot provide information at this time as to which areas will receive service next. They have over 600 personnel out working and are bringing up circuits as they are ready to bring up.
  • Jackson County authorities have clarified their curfew order. If you have work or school or a similar reason to be out after dark, please carry your driver’s license with you and just explain to the officer why you are out after the dark til dawn curfew.
  • Points of Distribution for water, ice, nonperishable food and other relief items include:
    • Grand Ridge Town Hall
    • Chipola Family Ministries at 3018 SR 71 North.
    • Malone Town Hall
    • Greenwood Town Hall
    • Sneads Ball Field at 2010 Legion Road
    • Alford Community Center at 2562 Park
    • Cottonwood First Baptist Church at 3172 Main Street
    • Rivertown Community Church (RCC) in Marianna
  • Ice will be available at Bascom Town Hall for as long as supplies last.
  • The public and special needs shelters remain open at Marianna High School on Caverns Road, Marianna, Florida.
  • The Burn Ban remains in effect in Jackson County.
  • Baby wipes, diapers, personal hygiene and canned food will be available in Malone at 5 p.m. Wednesday (10/17) at Malone Town Hall.
  • Lunch is available at the old McArthur Gas Station in downtown Malone on Wednesday, 10/17.
  • Outback Steakhouse will be providing hot meals at Friendship Baptist Church off Highway 2 west of Malone on Thursday and Friday afternoon.
  • Contact us at manager@oldkitchen.org if you do not have Facebook and we will relay your contact info to the horse owner.

Washington County

  • The Boil Water advisory for Chipley has been LIFTED.
  • Washington County Supervisor of Elections Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and the rest of this week.
  • Cleaning supplies and diapers are available at the Washington County Christian School while they last. You may want to check with their office before making the trip to Chipley if it is a long drive to be sure they are still there.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative expects to have 90% of customers reconnected in Washington County within 10 days and 100% within 14 days.
  • Water, Meals Ready to Eat (MREs), ice and infant formula are available at the Supply Points of Distribution which are at Chipley High School, 1545 Brickyard Road, Chipley, FL; Possum Palace, 3121 Possum Palace Drive, Wausau, FL; Vernon Middle School, Moss Hill Road, Vernon, FL.
  • A shelter is open at Roulhac Middle School, 1535 Brickyard Rd., Chipley for general population and special needs if your home is unsafe.
  • An air-conditioned comfort station is open at Chipley Library, 1444 Jackson Ave. (Hwy. 90), for residents to cool off and charge cell phones from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will also be activities for children
  • The Red Cross is delivering hot lunches to three locations in the county. Vernon Middle School,  Moss Hill Rd. in Vernon;
    Courts of Praise, 1720 Clayton Rd. in Chipley; First Assembly of God, 3537 Washington St. in Wausau.
  • If you would like to volunteer to help in Washington COunty, contact Joan Brown, volunteer and donation manager at 480-694-2353 or visit the Volunteer Reception Center at Vernon Elementary School (3665 Roche Ave., Vernon) t starting tomorrow (Wed.) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or register through www.volunteerflorida.org.
  • If you need help having your roof tarped, call Joan Brown, volunteer and donation coordinator at 480-694-2353.
  • Courts will remain closed all week. Jurors are excused for Monday as well, even if courts reconvene.
  • Panhandle Technical College will remain closed through Saturday, Oct. 20.
  • Schools remain closed all week.

Holmes County

  • The First United Methodist Church of Bonifay (across form the courthouse) has their regular Feeding the Gulf Coast food truck at the church today. You must bring proof of Holmes County residency to receive goods from this particular program.
  • A FEMA team will be at the Holmes County Agriculture Center, 1168 E. Highway 90, Bonifay, today to help get residents started with their FEMA individual assistance applications and answer questions. This is just the initial site. Others will be established at other locations around the county to be announced.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative expects to have 90% of its Holmes County customers reconnected within 10 days and 100% within 14 days.

Calhoun County

  • West Florida Electric Cooperative estimates that it will be more than 30 days before electricity can be connected to all of its customers in Calhoun County. They cannot provide more specific information at this time.
  • Calhoun County School Superintendent Yoder reports that Blountstown Elemetary School has been damaged and students from there for the most part will be reassigned to other Blountstown schools. More information will be released soon on school opening dates and locations for students.
  • Career Source from the Marianna center will provide a mobile unit Wednesday from 9 to 4 at the M&B Railroad Depot Museum across from the Blountstown Center. Help will be provided to help those who are unemployed file for assistance and find post-hurricane employment.
  • Those who need help with debris clean up may contact Crisis Clean-Up at 800-451-1954.

Liberty County

  • As of 8 a.m., 64% of Talquin Electric customers in Liberty County remained without power.
  • Liberty County Department of Health will be open on Wednesday, 10/17, for vaccinations and other minimal care services from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sheriff Eddie Joe White reports that Emergency Management is out checking on people with special needs and that tarps are available. Remember not to nail them down, but to use sandbags instead.
  • Sheriff Eddie Joe White reports that ALL roads leading to habitable homes are open.
  • Liberty County Hurricane Michael Relief Effort is organizing our volunteer efforts and donations that are coming into our community. They will be distributing donations throughout the county. Their number is 850-643-2900, call to volunteer.
  • The Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief and First Baptist Church of Bristol are providing Free Warm Showers. They offer chainsaw work, tarping/debris clean up and laundry units coming soon. For more information call 850-363-5775. Church is located at 10677 Michaux Rd., Bristol, FL
  • Distribution points are being centralized at Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. The Hosford point is closing and the Estiffanulga point will close as soon as the last of the items are gone. There will still be runs made to the outer areas of the county by volunteer workers.
  • Exxon in Bristol has re-opened and gas shipments are coming in.
  • Garbage collection has resumed.

Gadsden County

  • Gadsden County’s Board of Education offices will reopen on Wednesday, 10/17. Schools remain closed for now although power has been restored to a number of them.
  • Gadsden County’s 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Curfew remains in effect.
  • The Burn Ban remains in effect in Gadsden County.
  • Chattahoochee has ice available at Johnny Johnson Pavilion while supplies last.
  • Talquin Electric Cooperative reports that Cycle 3 and 4 disconnects have been cancelled for this month. Cycle 1 and 2 disconnects will be evaluated next week.
  • Talquin Electric Cooperative will offer flexible plans for customers in need of help paying their bills due to the hurricane.
  • Big Bend United Way has placed SHOWER trucks at the distribution points in Chattahoochee (Johnny Johnson Pavilion) and Quincy.
  • As of 8 a.m., 61% of Gadsden County customers of Talquin Electric Cooperative remained without power.

 

Oct. 16, 2018: Another day and more progress as citizens and communities come together to help each other – with help from government agencies and relief organizations – slowly rebuild from Hurricane Michael. Here is the latest information we have assembled. Scroll down to see updates from previous days for other information that might be of use to you.

  • West Florida Electric Cooperative reports power has been restored for 10,894 of their customer addresses in Jackson, Washington and Holmes Counties (3,112 in Jackson; 4974 in Holmes; 2,808 in Washington). Approximately 17,423 of their customers remained without power as of last night. No service has been restored in Calhoun County because the transmission lines leading to the Altha substation are so severely damaged that they are taking longer to repair.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative now reports that it could take as long as 30 days to restore power in parts of Jackson and Calhoun County. Damage is so severe to lines in those areas that it is going to take time to rebuild the system.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative reports that payments can be made online. Damage to the Sneads office is preventing it from reopening. They indicate, however, that due to the nature of this emergency, late fees are being waived and no one will be disconnected until the emergency is over.
  • Florida Public Utilities has restored power to Jackson Hospital.
  • Florida Public Utilities reports Gulf Power hopes to have the main transmission line to Altha restored by midnight tomorrow night and the main transmission line to Blountstown restored by midnight on October 18.
  • Florida Public Utilities has restored power to the emergency shelter at Marianna High School and the Dialysis Center in Marianna.
  • Florida Public Utilities expects to restore power to Family Dollar Distribution Center today.
  • Talquin Electric Cooperative reports that 67% of its customers in Gadsden County remain without power. 67% in Liberty County also remain without power.

Jackson County

  • Ice will be available at Bascom Town Hall tomorrow (10/17) as long as it lasts.
  • Points of Distribution for water, ice, nonperishable food and other relief items today include 3172 Main Street in Cottondale; 2010 Legion Rd. in Sneads; 2562 Park Rd. in Alford; Convoy of Hope at Rivertown Community Church (RCC) 4534 Lafayette Street in Marianna.
  • The American Red Cross is providing hot meals, water and snacks today at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Missionary Church on Main Street in Jacob City.
  • Jackson County has extended its dawn to dusk curfew until next Monday.
  • The search and rescue unit of FEMA reports that it has now checked 75-80% of the homes in Jackson County for people who may be trapped or cannot leave their homes due to blocked roads. Their work continues today.
  • FEMA reports that so far it has documented 53 homes completely destroyed, 276 with failing structures and 867 with damages.
  • Graceville Harvest Festival has been cancelled.
  • Sunland Fall Festival has been cancelled.
  • 45th Annual Farm City Festival has been cancelled.
  • Bellamy Bridge Ghost Walks have been cancelled.
  • Search and Rescue Teams from Florida Fish and Wildlife as well as Missouri, Ohio, New Jersey, Indiana and Virginia Beach are conducting door to door checks throughout the county. If they come to your door, they are doing so to check on your well-being and safety.
  • The Wharf Express restaurant in Marianna is reopening in its normal location today.
  • The following pharmacies are open in Jackson County: CVS in Marianna, Winn Dixie in Marianna, Paramore’s in Marianna, Wal-Mart in Marianna, Kelson Drugs in Marianna and Carerite in Marianna. Bring your current ID as well as prescription bottles.
  • Jackson County has issued a Do Not Burn notice.
  • The City of Marianna has a Do Not Burn notice.
  • The City of Cottondale has a Do Not Burn notice.
  • Remember, the number for FEMA assistance is 1-800-621-3362.
  • Hopkins Mahindra of Marianna reports that their suppliers are providing major cost breaks on equipment due to the emergency to help with the recovery efforts. Other equipment suppliers may be doing the same so check if you need equipment.
  • Outback Steakhouse from Dothan is service at Madison Street Park in Marianna at 2 p.m.

Gadsden County

  • Gadsden County’s curfew hours are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Free ice is available today at Shanks High School as long as supplies last.
  • The Salvation Army is providing free hot meals at Crossroads Academy today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Free Public WIFI and cell phone charging is available at Gadsden High School Cafeteria. Please bring your own power cords and adapters.
  • Gadsden County has imposed a county-wide burn ban.
  • The City of Midway has immediate openings for 100-200 debris removal employees. $12 per hour/12 hours per day.
  • Talquin Electric reports that 67% of its customers in Gadsden County remain without power.
  • The Boil Water notice for St. James Water System has been rescinded.
  • The Boil Water notice for Sweetwater Water System has been rescinded.

Liberty County

  • Talquin Electric Cooperative reports that 67% of Liberty County customers remain without electric power.
  • Liberty County garbage collections have resumed running on schedule in areas that can be reached.
  • The Liberty County Clerk of Courts office will be closed all week. All jury duty has been cancelled for this week. No court will be held.
  • Buy-Rite Pharmacy in Bristol is open 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. through Saturday. Bring Photo ID and prescription bottle for medication refills.

Calhoun County

  • A boil water order is in effect for Blountstown.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative hopes to have transmission power to the Altha Substation restored by midnight tomorrow.
  • Florida Public Utilities hopes to have transmission power to Blountstown Substation restored by midnight on the 18th.
  • A burn ban is in effect for Calhoun County.
  • Separate debris into the following categories and place by the roadside for pickup: electronics, large appliances, hazardous waste, vegetative debris, construction debris, and household garbage.
  • Oxygen is now available at the Calhoun County Health Department for those with needs.

Holmes County

  • Gulf Power has restored power to all but 35 of its customers in Holmes County.
  • West Florida Electric has restored power to 4,974 customers in Holmes County so far and is continuing to work to bring service back for other residents and businesses.

Previous Updates:

 

Jackson County:

  • Rivertown Community Church (RCC) in Marianna is giving out water and ice for as long as supplies last.
  • Convoy of Hope is establishing their distribution hub at Rivertown Community Church (RCC) in Marianna. They are setting up today and will open tomorrow.
  • Points of Distribution for water and necessities in Jackson County are at First Baptist Church in Cottondale, 2010 Legion Road in Sneads, 2562 Park Road in Alford and 2018 Highway 71 in Marianna. The Marianna location will move tomorrow. We’ll give you the new location as soon as we have it.
  • Marianna’s CVS, Winn Dixie and Wal-Mart pharmacies have reopened. Bring your ID, insurance card (if you have one) and a medication bottle with dosage information for refills.
  • Jackson County Department of Health has opened a Special Needs Shelter for people with Oxygen needs at Marianna High School. The address is 3546 Caverns Road, Marianna, FL.
  • Florida Public Utilities reports they are working with Gulf Power to restore transmission lines to Marianna and other areas and are making progress on rebuilding their system. They hope to announce further information on power restorations soon.
  • Eastside Baptist Church will be serving fried fish prepared by The Oaks Restaurant today at 1 p.m.
  • Outback Restaurant of Dothan will be serving hot food at Madison Street Park in Marianna beginning at 3 p.m. today and 2 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday).
  • City of Marianna Water Customers should hold their payments until further notified. Do not leave payments in the drop box. Late payments will be forgiven.
  • Hopkins Mahindra of Marianna has re-opened despite storm damage.

Gadsden County:

  • Gadsden County Sheriff Morris A. Young reports that FEMA is at Gadsden High School TODAY for assistance enrollment.
  • Gadsden County continues to maintain a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew.
  • Water service has been restored in Chattahoochee, but a boil order remains in effect.
  • Waste Pro is resuming garbage collection in Chattahoochee today.
  • In Chattahoochee, yard debris should be placed curb or road side for pickup but please do not block power lines, utility boxes or fire hydrants.
  • CVS pharmacy is open in Chattahoochee. For prescriptions, please bring a valid ID and your current pill bottle.
  • Power is slowly coming back on in Chattahoochee. They are focusing on downtown first in order to get gas pumps working. They anticipate it may take as much as one month to get power fully restored throughout the city.
  • The Quincy Shuttle, Gadsden Express and Gadsden Connector are providing free shuttles until October 31.
  • Gadsden County Schools will remain closed through this week.
  • The Salvation Army is providing meals at Crossroads Academy in Quincy from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.
  • The Salvation Army is providing hot meals at Johnson Pavilion in Chattahoochee and has showers available there too.
  • Second Harvest is distributing MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat), water, snacks and non-perishables in Quincy at the old USDA building at the corner of Cone and Florida Ave. at 12 noon.
  • Gadsden County residents should pile debris at the roadside/curbside so it can be picked up. County crews cannot come onto private property to pick up debris.
  • Water Distribution sites for Gadsden County include: Jimmy Johnson Pavilion in Chattahoochee, Greensboro Elementary in Greensboro, Havana Public Library in Havana, Eugene Lamb Park in Havana and the Gadsden County Jail in Quincy.
  • Gadsden County shelter locations have been consolidated into one location at Gadsden County High School. There is security there and a Special Needs Shelter has also been established at that location.

Washington County:

  • Vernon City Hall is now open. A temporary number if you are a Vernon resident and need assistance is 850-326-2740. Their land lines are still down.
  • Washington County’s official shelter is at Roulhac Elementary School, 1535 Brickyard Road in Chipley. A special needs shelter is also at that location.
  • Washington County points of distribution for water MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) and ice (while supplies last) are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Chipley High School at 1545 Brickyard Road, Possum Palace at 3121 Possum Palace Drive in Wausau, Vernon Middle School at 3232 Moss Hill Road in Vernon. Please stay in your car and they will bring supplies to you as you arrive. Bonnett Pond Community Church has water, food and toiletries at 2680 Bonnett Pond Road.
  • Grocery stores and restaurants are beginning to reopen at the Chipley I-10 exit.
  • Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley has opened an Urgent Care facility separate from the Emergency Room. Follow the signs in the parking lot.
  • Waste Management is resuming normal pickup schedules in Jackson and Washington Counties this week. Obviously they cannot reach areas where roads are still blocked. This is for household garbage only. Debris pickup will begin next week. Please do not place debris near mailboxes, in the road, under utility lines or near utility boxes. It should be placed on the roadside/curbside for pickup.
  • The City of Chipley has reopened its offices.
  • Washington County Schools will remain closed through this week.

Holmes County

  • A Boil Water advisory remains in effect for customers on public water systems in Washington County.
  • Holmes County Regional Supply and Distribution Point, operated by Regular Guys Crisis Response Team (organized by military veterans), is now open at old Bonifay Elementary School at 307 W. North Ave. in Bonifay from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
  • A Boil Water advisory remains in effect for customers on public water systems in Holmes County.

Calhoun County

  • Points of Distribution for bottled water and food are operating during daylight hours only at: Sam Atkins Park, Mossy Pond Library, Altha Town Hall, Kinard Volunteer Fire Department, Scotts Ferry Volunteer Fire Department, Hugh Creek Library, Ocheesee Community Park.
  • Two shelters remain open: Blountstown High School on SR 69 North and Mossy Pond Library 22216 NW Lake McKinzie Rd, Altha.

Liberty County

  • FEMA is set up at Veterans Memorial Civic Center through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily.

Gulf County

  • All areas of Gulf County are now open to traffic with the exception of Cape San Blas. For entry to Cape San Blas, you will need a valid photo ID with your address on it or electric bill with your address on it.
  • A mandatory curfew remains in effect in Gulf County from sundown to sunup.
  • Food donations are being handed out at the old gym in Wewahitchka today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are helping families get set for another 2-4 days. If you have boxes, bags, laundry baskets, etc., bring them to help carry items. The line starts on East River Road, then goes down 2nd Street, then up East Magnolia Avenue to the gym.
  • Garbage drop-off locations have been established at the Transfer Station at 700 Five Points Road, Knowles Avenue south of the County Courthouse, Near the Elementary School next to Oak Grove Boy Scout Hut, and Avenue A & Langston. Waste Pro will resume garbage pickup as soon as possible.
  • Buy-Rite Pharmacies have reopened in Port St. Joe and Wewa. Be sure to bring your photo ID and a medicine container showing your current dosage, etc.
  • IGA in Wewa is open and selling gas and groceries as they are available.
  • ACE hardware is open in Port St. Joe and Wewa.

Bay County

  • The official media outlet for emergency information in Bay County is WKGC 90.7 FM. Other media outlets also provide reporting.
  • Electric Power restoration in Bay County is expected to be 95% complete by October 24.
  • If you have a medical or crime emergency, 911 is operating.
  • Public Schools remain closed in Bay County.
  • The 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. curfew remains in effect.
  • Put debris in three piles near the roadside/curbside (do not block utility boxes, lines or fire hydrants: 1 for appliances/furniture, 1 for yard debris, 1 for construction debris. They are picked up by different trucks.
  • Panama City has resumed picking up residential garbage.

FEMA assistance information for Florida, Alabama and Georgia counties declared disaster areas can be obtained here:

 

Oct. 14, 2018 (PM Update): Here are some updates since this morning:

  • City of Marianna boil order has been lifted, but the boil order for customers on the Jackson County Water System remains in effect.
  • HORRIBLE RUMOR claimed that Marianna was on the verge of massive explosions due to gas leaks. The Marianna Police Department reports that this is NOT TRUE. Please do not repeat rumors.
  • Lowes Home Improvement in Marianna will be providing food and some supplies tomorrow (Monday) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or as long as supplies last.
  • Alford Dollar General and Convenience Stores are open.
  • Graceville Family Dollar, Piggly Wiggly, Dollar General and most convenience stores are open.
  • Grand Ridge Blondies has opened.
  • Marianna Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, Winn Dixie, Tractor Supply, CVS, Carerite Pharmacy, Pilot, TA Truck Stop, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Auto Zone and both Waffle Houses are open.
  • Sneads Marathon BP, Tom Thumb, McDaniel’s Piggy Wiggly and McDaniel’s Laundromat are open.  Beauchamp’s Hardware is open. Family Dollar and Dollar General are open.
  • Panama City Beach west of SR-79: Gulf Power expects to have most power restored by midnight tonight.
  • Panama City Beach east of SR-79: Gulf Power expects to have most power restored by midnight tomorrow (Monday, 10/15)
  • Gulf Power expects to have most power restored in Campbellton, Caryville and areas north of I-10 in Bonifay and Chipley by midnight on Wednesday, 10/17.
  • Gulf Power areas in downtown Panama City, Callaway, Lynn Haven, Parker and Youngstown will likely not all be restored until Wednesday, 10/24.
  • Esto Town Hall in Holmes County has Water and MREs (Meals Ready to Eat).
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative restored power from its generation & transmission cooperative back to substations in Pittman, Graceville, Bonifay, Westville and Campbellton. They hope to have power to the Chipley substation by the end of the day. They also have some photos available of their lines and the Alford Substation:
  • Calhoun County has two shelters open: Blountstown High School on SR-69 North and Mossy Pond Library at 22216 NW Lake McKinzie in Altha.
  • Calhoun County has three points of distribution for bottled water and food. They are: Magnolia Square at the intersection of SR 20 and SR 71 in Blountstown; Sam Atkins Park at NW Silas Green St west of Blountstown off SR 20; and Mossy Pond Library at 22216 NW Lake McKinzie in Altha.
  • Donations can be dropped off at the Senior Care Dental Center (Old Chevrolet Dealership) at 16119 SR 71 South in Blountstown.
  • Critical businesses now open in Calhoun County include: Blountstown Drug Store; Texaco Gas Station; West End Quick Pic.
  • Calhoun County Curfew remains in effect from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • The map below will show you assistance locations in Bay, Washington and Gulf Counties:

Oct. 14, 2018: With many local media outlets either down or not updating their websites in the wake of Hurricane Michael, Two Egg TV will try to share as much information as we can from Northwest Florida, Southwest Georgia and Southeast Alabama. Here are the latest stories assembled as of this morning:

  • Here is the latest information from FEMA: Hurricane Michael Disaster Declaration
  • All access checkpoints have been lifted in Bay County including Panama City and Panama City Beach. Please be advised, however, that debris and trees still block many roads and that cars on the road create problems for power crews and others working to clear streets and restore vital services.
  • Bay County’s 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. curfew remains IN EFFECT.
  • West Florida Electric Cooperative reports that around 23,000 of its 28,000 customer addresses remain without power in Jackson, Washington, Holmes and Calhoun Counties. Their crews are working from substations out, checking and restoring lines before restoring power. It is expected to take weeks for all service to be restored and the closer you live to a substation, the sooner you can expect your service to resume. West Florida Electric Cooperative normally employs 32 linemen but currently has more than 300 people working on lines and clearing trees and other debris from line rights of way.
  • Here is the latest statement from West Florida Electric Cooperative.
  • Jackson County Water Service customers are under a Boil Order.
  • Water customers in Alford are under a Boil Order.
  • Chipola Family Ministries on SR-71 North in Marianna is serving hot meals today (Sunday) from 12 noon to 5 p.m.
  • Waste Management will resume garbage collection in Jackson County tomorrow (Monday, 10/15) on their regular daily schedule. This is for household garbage only, not storm debris.
  • Jackson County’s Board of County Commissioners have launched an official Facebook page to provide information.
  • Two kidney dialysis centers are open in Bay County during normal business hours. They are DaVita at 615 N. Hwy 231 and Fresenius Kidney Care at 2100 Harrison Ave.
  • The Panama City News Herald has information on how to check on someone in the wake of the storm.
  • Cell service has been restored to 80% of the areas affected by Hurricane Michael as of Saturday night. Areas with the heaviest damage or that had communications issues before the storm continue to experience serious issues in communicating.
  • 248,000 customer addresses remain without electric power.
  • The local death toll as of Saturday night includes 3 killed in Jackson County, 4 killed in Gadsden County, 1 in Mexico Beach. Florida Gov. Rick Scott reports that 25,000 homes have been checked for survivors and/or victims of the storm as of Saturday evening.
  • 4,000 members of the Florida National Guard have now been deployed to the storm-damaged area. 500 law enforcement officers from across the state are on the scene.
  • Here is the latest information on highway closures https://fl511.com/.
  • Water and MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) are available in Washington County at the Possum Palace in Wausau and Chipley High School in Chipley daily from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Washington County deputies have supplies in their cars and are making deliveries into hardest hit areas.
  • Household garbage pickup resumes in Panama City Beach today.
  • The Apalachicola Times reports power should be restored in Apalachicola, Eastpoint and St. George Island by Wednesday at midnight. Service has been restored in most areas of Carrabelle and Lanark Village.
  • The Apalachicola Times has posted new photos from Panama City.
  • The Apalachicola Times has posted aerial photos from Dog Island.

We will add reliable information twice daily so check back here again this evening.