Emergency Orders

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Mandatory Evacuation Order

August 28, 2023

Pursuant to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Executive Order 23-171 and 23-172 along with Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners Resolution 2023-08-01.

Due to the approach of Tropical Storm Idalia, which is forecast to intensify into a major Category 3 hurricane before making landfall. Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners and Division of Emergency Management has issued a mandatory evacuation order for all residents living in mobile homes, travel trailers, and structurally compromised housing for the entire county.

All of Lafayette County can expect to experience sustained Category 1 force winds (74-95 mph), with higher gusts, and some areas may experience sustained Category 2 (96-110 mph) winds, dependent upon the storm’s exact track.

Mandatory evacuations also apply to those living in low-lying and flood prone areas or structures that have previously flooded during heavy rains.

The mandatory evacuations will go into effect on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 6 PM.

The following shelter will be open beginning on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 6 PM.

General Population: Lafayette High School Cafeteria, 160 NE Hornet Ln, Mayo, FL 32066

If you have any questions, please contact The Division of Emergency Management at (386)294-1950.


Resolution 10-2023

Resolution 2023-08-01