skip to content

It's a New Day in Public Health.

The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

skip to content

Tropical Storm Hermine Update

By FDOH Dixie Staff

September 01, 2016

A hurricane watch is in effect for Dixie County.

A Tropical Storm warning is also in effect for Dixie County.

Tropical storm force winds are expected to reach our coast by Thursday at Noon.  

An evacuation order will be issued Thursday at 8am.

A general population shelter will be open Thursday at 8am.  The shelter will be located at the Old Town Elementary  School at 221 SE 136 Avenue Old Town, Florida.

The Special Needs Shelter for Dixie will be open Thursday at 8am.  The Special Needs Shelter is located at the Bell Health Academy; 930 South Main Street, Bell Florida.  

Please be sure you are registered if you require special needs sheltering. You may register at:

Dixie County is expected to receive 9-12 inches of rainfall within the next 48 hours. This would cause minor to major flooding.  A flash flood watch has been issued for Dixie County.

Storm surge is a major concern for Dixie County.  Current weather predictions have us with a possible 5-7 feet  of storm surge. This would cause minor to major flooding.

We encourage you to stay up to date on the latest forecast, review your preparedness plans and build/replenish your emergency kit and take appropriate steps to ensure your safety.

Sandbags are available at the following locations • Suwannee Fire Station-Suwannee Florida • Horseshoe Beach Store-Main Street • County Yard • Old Town Fire Station • D-Track in Jena  (next to the library)