Note the the National Weather Center has indicated at 11:24 a.m. Thursday
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Jupiter Inlet southward around the Florida peninsula to Bonita Beach * Florida Keys * Lake Okeechobee * Florida Bay * Cuba from Matanzas province eastward to Guantanamo province
...HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT... * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Palmdale - Moore Haven - Brighton Seminole* LOCATIONS AFFECTED - La Belle - Devils Garden - Big Cypress Seminole Reservation* LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Wellington - Lion Country Safari - Belle Glade - Pahokee* LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Golden Gate - Immokalee - Ave Maria
The County is encouraging voluntary evacuations for residents residing in all low-lying areas. Voluntary evacuations are also encouraged for persons residing in non-slab built homes, mobile homes, trailers and R.V.’s.
Residents are strongly encouraged to make the decision today if they are going to evacuate.
Residents choosing to stay in their homes are reminded to ensure that they have all necessary provisions. This includes gallons of water per each member of the household, per day for 3 days and food for 3 days. Residents are also encouraged to ensure that all outside items are secured in the case of a major wind event.
Hendry County will continue to update residents as information becomes available. Residents are encouraged to call 2-1- 1, Hendry County’s storm information hotline, for any information regarding Hurricane Irma.
For the most accurate storm information go to nhc.noaa.gov with updates every 3 hours