Disaster Guide Provides Map of Northeast Florida Storm Zones

Coastal FL residents must be aware of the potential for dangerous storms and plan accordingly. Still, CoreLogic’s 2014 Storm Surge Report map shows Flagler among the least likely to suffer inundation.

Palm Coast, FL – July 16, 2014 – Flagler County sits on the northeast coast of Florida. Its residents need to be aware of the potential for dangerous hurricanes and plan accordingly. A new storm evacuation study and map of evacuation zones, based on the probability of flooding from storm surge, was released recently by the Northeast Florida Regional Council. At the same time, a map in CoreLogic’s 2014 Storm Surge Report shows Flagler among the least likely of coastal Florida counties to suffer inundation.

Flagler residents are encouraged to examine both guides.

The Flagler Disaster Preparedness Guide is part of a Statewide Regional Evacuation Study Program. It contains updated information on Flagler County’s storm surge inundation zones, clearance times, identifies vulnerable populations and shelter demand. A map of the new zones and a wealth of other information on preparing for a storm or other disaster is available in the free Disaster Preparedness Guides being distributed throughout the County.

“The new data gives better information for our local evacuation zones,” Flagler County Public Safety and Emergency Services Manager Kevin Guthrie said. “These new zones take into consideration growth, development, tidal information and other variables.”

The new data and storm surge maps have provided an additional zone for storm flooding in west Flagler County in the event of certain storm conditions and also has additional areas in Palm Coast in potential storm surge areas.

“Based on the new data there are now areas west of I-95 that could see flooding or storm surge under the right conditions,” Guthrie said.

The new maps and how to plan for emergencies and where to get information are available in Flagler County’s Disaster Preparedness Guide. The guide is also available on the www.flagleremergency.com website or by clicking on the graphic above.

“It is important for residents to have a plan, know where and when they need to evacuate, what to take with them and what evacuation zone their home is located in,” Guthrie said. “Storm conditions will vary with each storm and the result is some areas of the county will be affected while others may not be affected. So it is important know what zone you live in.”

Free copies of the 2014 Disaster Preparedness Guides are available at the following locations:

 Palm Coast City Offices
160 Cypress Point Pkwy
Suite B-106
Palm Coast, FL 32164

Government Services Building
1769 E. Moody Blvd.
Bunnell, FL

Flagler County Library
2500 Palm Coast Pkwy. NW
Palm Coast, FL 32137

Flagler County Tax Collector Branch Office
7 Old Kings Commons, Suite 12
Palm Coast, FL 32137

Flagler County EOC
1769 E. Moody Blvd. Bldg #3
Bunnell, FL

WNZF and Beach 97.2 Studios
2405 E. Moody Blvd.
Bunnell, FL 32110

Flagler County Chamber of Commerce
20 Airport Rd. Suite C
Palm Coast, FL 32164

Flagler Beach City Hall
105 South Second St.
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Flagler Beach Fire Station

320 S. Flagler Avenue

Flagler Beach

Bright House Cable
2323 N. State Street
Bunnell, FL 32110

Florida Hospital Flagler
60 Memorial Medical Pkwy.
Palm Coast, FL 32164

Palm Coast Community Center
305 Palm Coast Parkway NE
Palm Coast, FL 32137

Palm Coast Utility Department
2 Utility Dr.
Palm Coast, FL 32137

Palm Harbor Golf Club
20 Palm Harbor Dr.
Palm Coast, FL 32137

Palm Coast Fire Station #25
1250 Belle Terre Pkwy.
Palm Coast, FL 32164

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