Gov. Scott issues update on Hurricane Matthew Preparedness and Response Efforts

Here is an update on the impact of Hurricane Matthew across Florida from Governor Scott's office. 

SHELTERS
As of Friday morning, more than 145 shelters were open throughout Florida with a total population of more than 22,360 individuals. This number will be updated at midnight. Shelters are open in the following counties:
-   Baker: 1 shelter (special needs)
-   Bradford: 2 shelters (1 special needs)
-   Brevard: 17 shelters (7 special needs)
-   Broward: 12 shelters (3 special needs)
-   Clay: 4 shelters (1 special needs)
-   Colombia: 3 shelters
-   Duval: 11 shelters (4 special needs)
-   Flagler: 2 shelters (1 special needs)
-   Glades: 2 shelters (special needs)
-   Hardy: 1 shelter (1 special needs)
-   Hendry: 2 shelters
-   Highlands: 1 shelter
-   Hillsborough: 4 shelters (1 special needs)
-   Indian River: 6 shelters (1 special needs)
-   Lake: 5 shelters (3 special needs)
-   Lee: 2 shelters
-   Leon: 1 shelters
-   Madison: 1 shelter
-   Manatee: 1 shelter (1 special needs)
-   Martin: 7 shelters (2 special needs)
-   Miami-Dade: 5 shelters (1 special needs)
-   Nassau: 5 shelters (1 special needs)
-   Okeechobee: 3 shelters (1 special needs)
-   Orange: 2 shelters
-   Osceola: 5 shelters
-   Palm Beach: 15 shelters (1 special needs)
-   Pinellas: 1 shelter
-   Polk: 7 shelters (2 special needs)
-   Putnam: 1 shelter (1 special needs)
-   St. Lucie: 7 shelters (1 special needs)
-   Seminole: 6 shelters (2 special needs)
-   Sumter: 1 shelter
-   Volusia: 4 (4 special needs)
To find available shelters by county, visit http://www.floridadisaster.org/shelters/

POWER
The following counties are currently experiencing power outages:
-   Alachua - 3,216 customers, 2% outage
-   Baker - 264, 2% outage
-   Bradford - 174 customers, 2% outage
-   Brevard County - 186,999, 61% outage
-   Broward - 5,070 customers, 1% outage
-   Clay - 7,485 customers, 5% outage
-   Duval - 4,743 customers, 1% outage
-   Flagler County - 39,261 customers, 69% outage
-   Franklin County - 103 customers, 1% outage
-   Hamilton - 90 customers, 1% outage
-   Highlands - 472 customers, 1%
-   Indian River County - 59,244 customers, 67% outage
-   Jefferson County - 64 customers, 1% outage
-   Lake County - 14,009 customers, 8% outage
-   Marion County - 4,783 customers, 3 % outage
-   Martin County - 44,600 customers, 48% outage
-   Okeechobee County - 1,270 customers, 6% outage
-   Orange County - 49,326 customers, 9% outage
-   Osceola County - 6,172 customers, 5% outage
-   Palm Beach County - 43,160 customers, 6% outage
-   Putnam County - 8,160 customers, 20% outage
-   Seminole County - 40,787 customers, 20% outage
-   St. Johns County - 28,950 customers, 33% outage
-   St. Lucie County - 51,312 customers, 34% outage
-   Volusia County - 218,308 customers, 78% outage
Total without power: 826,920 customers, 8% outage
Governor Scott directed the state to begin setting up housing for utility crews in strategic areas across the state. Camp Blanding in Northeast Florida is now able to house over 1,000 utility workers and their trucks. There are two other locations that are currently being prepared if needed.

FUEL
· The state is monitoring for supply, distribution or retail fuel shortages or issues, specifically for isolated incidents of individual retailers experiencing temporary fuel shortages. These individual retailers are being quickly refueled and fuel is readily available across Florida.
· The state will continue to monitor and assist with state and local government fuel assistance requests.
· The current fuel supply in the state will last for nearly 5 days, even if all ports are temporarily closed.
· The state is working with fuel partners and suppliers to increase the number trucks moving fuel from the ports to retail locations.
· The state has contacted emergency fuel and equipment providers for status of emergency fuel supply and equipment.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS
· The east coast is still actively receiving impacts from Hurricane Matthew which will continue through most of the day.
· After conditions have improved, individual counties will start their initial damage assessment process.
· The state supports this initial damage assessment process through the State Emergency Response Team by providing personnel and resources towards "First 72 Hour" priorities of law enforcement security, search and rescue, and incident stabilization of Florida's impacted communities.

EVACUATIONS
More than 1.5 million Floridians are currently in evacuation zones.
- Brevard County: Mandatory Evacuations of Merritt Island, barrier island, low-lying areas and mobile homes.
- Broward County: Voluntary evacuations for mobile homes and low lying areas.
- Clay County: Voluntary evacuations.
- Duval County: Voluntary evacuations.
- Flagler County: Mandatory evacuations.
- Indian River: Mandatory evacuations for barrier islands, mobile homes, and low lying areas.
- Martin County: Mandatory evacuations.
- Miami-Dade County: Voluntary evacuations for mobile homes, low-lying, and unstable structures.
- Nassau County: Voluntary evacuations.
- Palm Beach County: Mandatory evacuations.
- St. Johns County: Mandatory evacuation orders.
- St. Lucie County: Mandatory evacuations.
- Volusia County: Mandatory evacuations for barrier islands, low-lying areas, and mobile homes.

Floridians and visitors can go to FloridaEvacuates.com 

SCHOOL CLOSURES
The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) activated its emergency contact system for the east coast Florida school districts and colleges, and is monitoring closures made at the district and college levels.
· District school closures include:
o   Alachua County - Closed Friday.
o   Baker County - Closed Friday. 
o   Brevard County - Closed Friday.
o   Broward County - Closed Friday.
o   Bradford County Schools - Closed Friday.
o   Citrus County - Closed Friday.
o   Clay County - Closed Friday.
o   Columbia County - Closed Friday.
o   Dade County - Closed Friday.
o   Desoto County - Closed Friday.
o   Dixie County - Closed Friday.
o   Duval County - Closed Friday.
o   Lake County Schools - Closed Friday.
o   Flagler County -  Closed Friday.
o   Gilchrist County - Closed Friday.
o   Glades County - Closed Friday.
o   Hamilton County - Closed Friday.
o   Hardee County - Closed Friday.
o   Hendry County - Closed Friday.
o   Highlands County -  Closed Friday.
o   Hillsborough County - Closed Friday.
o   Indian River County - Closed Friday.
o   Lafayette County - Closed Friday.
o   Lake County - Closed Friday.
o   Levy County - Closed Friday.
o   Madison County - Closed early Friday.
o   Manatee County - Closed Friday.
o   Martin County - Closed Friday.
o   Marion County - Closed Friday.
o   Nassau County -  Closed Friday.
o   Okeechobee County - Closed Friday.
o   Orange County - Closed Friday.
o   Osceola County - Closed Friday.
o   Palm Beach County - Closed Friday.
o   Pasco County - Closed Friday.
o   Pinellas County - Closed Friday.
o   Polk County - Closed Friday.
o   Putnam County - Closed Friday.
o   Seminole County - Closed Friday.
o   St. Johns County - Closed Friday.
o   St. Lucie County - Closed Friday.
o   Sumter County - Closed Friday.
o   Suwannee County - Closed Friday.
o   Union County - Closed Friday. 
o   Volusia County - Closed Friday.
o   FAU Lab school - Closed Friday.
o   Florida School for Deaf and Blind - Closed Friday.
o   UF Lab School - Closed Friday.
· Universities/ college closures include:
o   University of North Florida: Closed today through Saturday.
o   Embry Riddle University: Closed today.
o   Florida Atlantic University: Closed today through Sunday.
o   Florida International University: Closed today.
o   Florida A&M University satellite campuses (in Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa): Closed today through Sunday.
o   Nova Southeastern University: Closed today.
o   University of Central Florida: Closed today through Saturday.
o   Broward College: Closed today through Sunday.
o   Daytona State College: Closed today.
o   Eastern Florida State College: Closed today through Sunday.
o   Florida State College at Jacksonville: Closed today through Sunday.
o   Florida Gulf Coast University: Closed today.
o   Florida Polytechnic University: Closed today.
o   Lake-Sumter State College: Closed today through Sunday.
o   Indian River State College: Closed today through Sunday.
o   Miami Dade College: Closed today.
o   Palm Beach State College: Closed today through Sunday.
o   Seminole State College of Florida: Closed today through Sunday.
o   St. Johns River State College: Closed today through Sunday.
o   Valencia College: Closed today through Sunday.
o   Broward College: Closed today through Sunday.
o   South Florida State College: Closed today.
o   University of Florida: Closed today.
o   College of Central Florida: Closed today through Sunday.
o   Florida Gateway College: Closed today through Sunday.
o   Florida Southwestern State College: Hendry Glades Curtis Center closed today.
o   North Florida Community College: Closed today at 2:00pm.
o   Polk State College: Closed today through Sunday.
o   Santa Fe College: Closed today through Sunday.
o   Pasco-Hernando State College: Closed today through Sunday.

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