Okeechobee County Under a Tropical Storm Watch; Sandbags Available at the Public Works Department Compound
Okeechobee County - Monday September 26, 2022: Okeechobee County is currently under a Tropical Storm Watch. Residents should be prepared for severe weather in the coming days.
• SANDBAGS are available at the Public Works Department Compound located at 804 NW 2nd Street. Shovels and bags are available at the site at no charge.
Citizens will be required to fill their own bags unless special needs residents require some limited assistance. Limited bags and shovels will be available.
If you are a special needs resident and require assistance with sandbags please call 863-763-3514 between 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sandbags will be limited to 20 bags per vehicle while supplies are available. Sandbags will be available after 5:30 p.m. with no assistance available.
• Okeechobee County emergency officials will continue to monitor Hurricane Ian. The Emergency Operations Center continues to encourage the community to monitor the local news, radio, and television.
Please remember to:
-Review your family and/or business disaster plans.
- Review your hurricane supply list items.
- Take the time to register for ALERT OKEECHOBEE by visiting: https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736724788#/login
Additional information will be released as necessary over the coming days through the Okeechobee County Government Facebook Page at: www.facebook.com/okeechobee.emergencymanagement.