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Hurricane Michael Updates:


Update: Houston County and City of Dothan have established a curfew beginning as 12 noon until...


Update: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - this is as real as it gets. This is a historic event. This will make landfall midday as a Category 4 possibly Category 5 hurricane. Sustained winds in Dothan/Houston County 75 MPH. In Bay County 145 MPH.


Update: Hurricane Michael is now a category 4 hurricane!
Catastrophic storm surge and winds are expected today. Michael is expected to make landfall as a category 4 along the Florida Panhandle Coast or Big Bend
late this morning or early afternoon. This is an unprecedented event as there are no Category 4 storms on record to have made landfall along the Florida Panhandle coast. There is an increasing threat for
tornadoes this morning as rain bands are already moving onshore. Michael is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge, widespread power outages that will last days to even more than a week in some areas, downed trees that will block access to roads and endanger
individuals, structural damage to homes and businesses, isolated flash flooding and the potential for tornadoes. Trees falling on homes will become a dangerous and potentially deadly situation. The time for preparations is quickly ending.


Update: U.S. National Weather Service (NWS): 5AM EDT update: This is as SERIOUS as it gets gets. Major #HurricaneMichael has continued to intensify over the Gulf of Mexico. We want everyone to know this is an EXTREMELY dangerous storm and unfortunately the time for preparation is now ending!
Landfall will be be near PCB/Mexico beach area. However, life threatening storm surge, Hurricane force winds, and heavy rainfall is expected all along the northeastern Gulf Coast.
Michael will produce potentially catastrophic and unprecedented wind damage where the core of the hurricane moves onshore. Additionally, storm surge along the coast is expected to be life-threatening.
If you are near the coast please begin to seek shelter if you have not done so already.


Update: Attention Houston County - call 211 if any needs such sheltering, non emergency information. We have shelters set up and more than 50
People sheltered now. Thanks to all who have stepped up and will step up.
Emergency Management Operations Center is open and we will be monitoring all night. The National Weather Service will update at 8:30 AM Wednesday.
Dothan-Houston County Emergency Management is on duty and will be keeping you informed.

Based on all data available - we are in the path. So stay tuned and alert.


Update: Houston County Sanitation will not be collecting household garbage tomorrow (Wednesday - 10/10/18). Garbage collection will be delayed by one day - Wednesday customers will have pick-up on Thursday and Thursday customers will have pick-up on Friday.


Update: Behind Center Stage on Highway 231 South 80 full RV hook ups and 5 hook ups at Taylor Town Hall


Update: Houston County currently under Hurricane Warning. #Michael


Update: Dothan City Schools releasing students at 1pm on Tuesday and schools closed on Wednesday. Wallace College releasing students at noon on Tuesday and classes are cancelled for Wednesday


Update: Livestock Shelters Open in Alabama in Preparation for Hurricane Michael -

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -Hurricane Michael is expected to strike Florida Panhandle on Wednesday. In preparation for this intense storm, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has been in contact with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA), Alabama Horse Council and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services to provide temporary sheltering facilities for evacuated livestock including horses and cattle. "Hurricane Michael has been upgraded to a Category 3 storm bringing maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. This storm has the capability of causing strong winds and heavy rains which could produce severe flooding and endanger livestock in the area where it makes landfall. We stand ready to assist our neighbors in Florida, by providing a place for those who need shelter for their livestock," said Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan.

Alabama's State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Frazier has been in contact with Florida's State Veterinarian, Dr. Michael Short, in planning for the potential evacuation of certain livestock and animals. Animals moving in response to evacuation orders will be exempt from a certificate of veterinary inspection.

The Garrett Coliseum located at 1555 Federal Drive, Montgomery, AL 36107 will open at 7:30 am tomorrow morning, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. If these facilities reach maximum capacity or if additional sheltering facilities become available, updates will be posted at agi.alabama.gov/hurricaneshelteringfacilities. Unfortunately, campground facilities are not available at this time. If any campground facilities do become available, notification will be made on the department's website. These shelters are only equipped to shelter livestock, not pets or companion animals such as dogs or cats. Please contact the facility to confirm that space is available prior to your arrival.

Available shelters include:

State Emergency Livestock Shelter at Garrett Coliseum
1555 Federal Drive
Montgomery, AL 36107
Contact: Randy Stephenson or Connie

Randolph County Equine and Ag Center
near the junction of Hwy 431 and County Rd 42
2959 County Road 33
Wedowee, Alabama 36278
Contact: Gregg Norred
email: rcagcenter@yahoo.com

Alabama A&M Agribition Center
4925 Moore's Mill Rd
Huntsville, AL 35811
Contact: Robert Spencer
Day: 256-859-5458
Night: 256-689-0274

*Will need to bring own shavings, water buckets, feed, etc.
When evacuating, it is important for livestock owners to be prepared to care for their animals while they are away. Please be sure to bring the following items with you:

l Current list of all animals, including their records of feeding, vaccinations, and tests. Make sure that you have proof of ownership for all animals.

l Supplies for temporary identification of your animals, such as plastic neckbands and permanent markers to label your animals with your name, address, and telephone number.

l Handling equipment such as halters and appropriate tools for each kind of animal.

l Water, feed, and buckets. Tools and supplies needed for sanitation.

For questions or concerns about sheltering livestock during hurricane evacuation, contact ADAI Emergency Programs at 334-240-7278 or email ben.mullins@agi.alabama.gov.


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