Tropical Storm Eta Update 11-8-20

100.9 FM AND 1570AM WOKC OKEECHOBEE’S TRUE COUNTRY, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS SUNDAY! OKEECHOBEE COUNTY IS CURRENTLY UNDER A FLOOD WATCH AND A TROPICAL STORM WATCH UNTIL TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH. OKEECHOBEE COUNTY WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE EMERGENCY MEETINGS AS THE DAY CONTINUES. LIKE “OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT’S” FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATES AS WELL AS WOKC.

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CALL CENTER NUMBER IS 863-824-68-88 THAT’S, 863-824-6888 AND WILL BE OPEN TODAY, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH FROM 2PM UNTIL 8PM AND WILL REMAIN OPEN DAILY FROM 8AM-8PM DURING LEVEL 1 ACTIVATION.

MONITOR LOCAL WEATHER STATIONS AND PREPARE FOR EXTENDED RAINFALL BEFORE AND DURING THE STORM. CHECK YOUR STORM SUPPLY AND PREPARE.

SPECIAL NEEDS SHELTER WILL BE OPEN AT 4PM AT 1690 NW 9TH AVE IN THE SENIOR SERVICE BUILDING. CALL 863-824-68-88 FOR MORE INFROMATION.

GENERAL POPULATION AND PET SHELTER WILL BE OPEN AT 4PM, SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8TH AT 2468 SW 7TH AVENUE AT SOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. DUE TO COVID-19 IF YOU ARE SAFE IN YOUR HOME, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO STAY HOME OR GO TO A FAMILY/FRIEND’S RESIDENCE AND USE SHELTER AS A LAST RESORT.

FOR TO OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GOVERNEMENT’S FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE INFO OR CALL 863-824-68-88

THANKS FOR LISTENING TO WOKC’S OKEECHOBEE’S TRUE COUNTRY!

Due to the expected unfavorable weather conditions associated with Tropical Storm Eta, we have cancelled classes at all public schools on Monday, November 9, 2020. This includes all school-based after care programs, activities and athletic events. On Monday afternoon, the District will assess conditions for a determination regarding operations on Tuesday.

This decision was based on the following:

Sustained winds 25-35 mph winds (vehicles must be pulled off the road at 39 mph)

Gusts up to 45 mph

Flooding potential with 4-6 inches possible (saturated ground causing uprooted trees and buses not being able to travel through standing water)

Threat of possible tornadoes (right side of storm typically yields increase in storm bands and activity)

South Elementary will open as a shelter at 4:00pm today

Because we used five days to delay the start of the school year for COVID-19, this day will need to be made up.

ALL SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT LOCKS ARE CLOSED AT THIS TIME. SEE SWFMD.GOV FOR DETAILS.