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Okeechobee County Under a Tropical Storm Watch

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Okeechobee County - Monday November 7, 2022: Okeechobee County is currently under a Tropical Storm Watch in response to the threat of Subtropical Storm Nicole.

This system is expected to produce heavy rain, potential flash flooding and a possibility of hurricane conditions. Residents are encouraged to secure any loose items outside their homes such as garbage cans, patio umbrella’s, patio chairs, hanging plants, and similar items.

All citizens should pay attention and monitor the weather; and check your storm supply kits to be prepared.

Go to https://www.ready.gov/kit to build your kit if you do not have one.

Register for ALERT OKEECHOBEE by visiting: https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736724788#/login

The County is in contact with all local and state partners, along with community partners and will be providing status updates as necessary in relation to Subtropical Storm Nicole.

The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will conduct a Local State of Emergency Meeting (LSE) on Tuesday, November 8, at 8 a.m. at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 270 to discuss preparations for the storm.

• SANDBAGS are available beginning 2 p.m. today 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. 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 10 bags per vehicle while supplies are available. Sandbags will be available after 5:30 p.m. with no assistance available.

• Household waste and Hurricane Ian debris will continue to be picked up throughout the community until the approaching storm conditions become too excessive to safely continue.

Learn more on the Okeechobee County Website at: co.okeechobee.fl.us