LaBelle, Fla. – Hendry County Emergency Management is strongly encouraging Hendry County residents who live in low-lying, flood prone areas as well as residents who live in RV’s or mobile homes to voluntarily evacuate to a safer structure.
Residents are encouraged to evacuate tens of miles away from current location to secure homes of family member or friends no later than Saturday evening.
Hendry County will open shelters to the public beginning at 4pm on Saturday, August 31.
Residents who live on the eastern side of Hendry County who need to evacuate are encouraged to evacuate to shelters in LaBelle.
The list of shelter locations will be announced at 7am Saturday morning.
All Hendry County residents are strongly encouraged to prepare their families and property for the potential of tropical storm force winds beginning as early as Sunday morning and hurricane force winds as early as Monday afternoon.
Residents are asked to secure all loose items that could become flying debris or block drainage pipes.
All residents should have a 7 day supply of water and food.
Residents with questions or concerns, please call the Emergency Management Call Center at 863-674-5400.