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09-05-2008, 06:03 PM
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Emergency Information on IKE
Please post any emergency information you have regarding Ike in this thread.

School closings, evacuations, etc....

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09-05-2008, 10:46 PM
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Hurricane Ike is forecast to hit the low-lying Florida Keys island chain early next week as a major hurricane. Given the Keys' limited escape routes, officials aren't taking chances and have ordered mandatory evacuations to begin Saturday.
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09-06-2008, 06:31 PM
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Plans will be announced Sunday on whether schools will close on Monday.
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No plans have been announced whether schools will close on Monday.
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No plans have been announced whether schools will close on Monday.
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University of Miami
No plans announced.

No plans announced.

No plans announced.

Barry University
No plans announced.

St. Thomas University
No plans announced.

Johnson & Wales University
No plans announced.

No plans announced.

Nova University
No plans announced.

No plans announced.

Florida Keys Community College
Will be closed on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday at all three campus locations in Key West, Marathon and Coral Shores. The College has not yet made a determination regarding Wednesday. Updates and further closings will be posted on the College website at and via the main college line: 305-296-9081.

Government Offices

Key West
The City Offices of Key West will be closed on Monday. The city may reopen on Tuesday depending on weather conditions.

The City of Key West will open its Emergency Operations Center at a Level 2 activation status at 5 p.m. Sunday. From that point on until the storm has passed or is no longer a threat to the area, the EOC will be manned and the rumor control hotline will be open for receiving calls: 305-809-1108.

Additional Resources:
Monroe County Emergency Information: (800) 955-5504
Keys Tourism Help Line: (800) 771-KEYS
Monroe County Situation Report:
MonroeCounty Sheriff's Office:
Keys Tourism Council:

City of Homestead

The Homestead Emergency Operation Center will be activated on Sunday at 7 a.m. and will be manned 24-hours throughout this emergency. The Homestead EOC number is (305) 242-2400.
-The AYSO and the Dick Conley events have NOT been cancelled, so please plan on attending.
-The Joint Town Hall meeting scheduled on Monday has been postponed. Date and time TBA.
-The Tuesday Special Call 1st Budget Hearing and the COW meetings have been postponed to Sept. 15.
-The Special Call 1st Budget Hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m., prior to the 7 p.m. Council meeting.
-The Community Imagine Advisory Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday is cancelled.
-The Southwest Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday is cancelled.

Miami-Dade County

The 311 Answer Center will remain open until 10 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to midnight on Sept. 6.
Residents can call 311 in Miami-Dade or 305-468-5900 outside of Miami-Dade County, TDD: 305-468-5402. Specialists are taking calls in English, Spanish and Creole. Residents can access disaster-related information 24 hours a day at

Broward County
For more information see:

Postal Service
No plans announced.

No plans announced.

County Employees

Monroe County Most county and city offices plan to be closed Monday and Tuesday.

All other counties are on regular schedule until further notice.

Miami-Dade Water and Sewer:

Trash pick-up

Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade county solid waste management ask residents not to place trash on the curbside as hurricane Ike threatens our area and to be prepared to remove materials from their property and the right-of way to prevent trash from becoming projectiles.

The DSWM customers may dispose of their trash by taking it to one of the 13 Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers listed below. The centers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weather conditions permitting.

Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Center locations are:
-North Dade 21500 NW 47 Avenue
-Norwood 19901 NW 7 Avenue
-Palm Springs North 7870 NW 178 Street
-Golden Glades 140 NW 160 Street
-West Little River 1830 NW 79 Street
-Snapper Creek 2200 SW 117 Avenue
-Sunset Kendall 8000 SW 107 Avenue
-Chapman Field 13600 SW 60 Avenue
-Richmond Heights 14050 Boggs Drive
-West Perrine 16651 SW 107 Avenue
-Eureka Drive 9401 SW 184 Street
-Moody Drive 12970 SW 268 Street

The DSWM provides waste collection services to residents of the unincorporated area and residents of the municipalities of Aventura, Cutler Bay, Doral, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Sunny Isles and Sweetwater.

For additional information, please visit or contact the Department of Solid Waste Management by calling 311, the County's Answer Center.

Monroe County As people make their preparations, they should not put garbage cans at the curb for pickup. Trash pickup countywide will stop as of Monday morning.


Sandbags will be available to city residents beginning Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Monday from 9 a.m. until the weather begins to deteriorate at the following locations:

-Baseball Complex (Stadium), 1601 SE 28 Ave.
-Roby George Park, 201 SW 11 Ave.
-1 Washington Ave. Parking Lot (at the corner of Washington Ave and NE 2nd Street)

Please bring a valid picture ID; sandbags are available to City of Homestead residents only. Shovels will also be provided, however residents may want to bring their own to expedite the process. Assistance will be provided to those who need it.

Pompano Beach
Sandbags area available at 2801 North Dixie Highway

Florida City
Limit eight bags per household. Must show proof of residency. Sandbags area available at Public Works Dept.- 428 SW 2nd Avenue-Monday, Sept. 8th from 7:00 AM.


Miami-Dade Buses
No plans announced.

No plans announced.

Broward Buses
No plans announced.

No plans announced.

No plans announced

Tolls on the Card Sound Road Bridge are to be suspended Saturday morning.

Tolls to be suspended on the northbound Turnpike, Sawgrass Exp. and Alligator Alley as Hurricane Ike approaches

Saturday, tolls are suspended until further notice on the following:

-Florida's Turnpike, northbound only, from its southern limit at Milepost 0 in Florida City to its northern limit at Milepost 309 in Wildwood.
-Sawgrass Expressway, northbound only.
-Alligator Alley/Interstate 75, eastbound and westbound.


Miami International Airport
No plans announced.

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport at this time there is no impact to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport due to Hurricane Ike.

Port of Miami
Watching storm.

Port Everglades
Port Everglades continues be open and operational while making preliminary hurricane preparations.

Port of Key West
Watching storm.


Baptist South Florida
No plans announced.

Jackson Memorial Hospital
No plans announced.

Miami-Dade County Health Department
No plans announced.

Catholic Hospice
No plans announced.

Key West VA Outpatient Clinic
No Plans announced.

Monroe County Hospital emergency rooms will be closed for the storm.


Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks The Dry Tortugas is closed to visitors effective 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Licensed commercial transport to the Dry Tortugas National Park, including ferry boat and seaplane services, will suspended their operations until the park reopens.

Most visitor areas of Everglades National Park (including the Gulf Coast Visitor Center, East Everglades, Flamingo and the Main Park Road) will close to visitors at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 6. The Shark Valley Visitor Area will close to visitors at 6:00 p.m. All entrance stations will be closed to access until the park reopens. No visitor-related services will be available at the Flamingo, Shark Valley, or Gulf Coast (Everglades City) areas during the closure.

Both parks are expected to reopen once the storm has passed and conditions prove favorable. More information on park status and operations is available through the main switchboard at 305-242-7700

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09-07-2008, 11:52 AM
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Hurricane Ike impacting Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southeastern Bahamas (As at 11.00 a.m September 7, 2008)

The Event:
Hurricane Ike began impacting Turks and Caicos Islands from Saturday September 6, 2008 as a Category Four Hurricane.

A Hurricane Warning remains in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas including the Acklins, Crooked Island, the Inaguas, Mayaguana and the Ragged Islands, and for the central Bahamas including Cat Island, the Exumas, Long Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador.

At 11.00 a.m today, September 7, 2008 the centre of Hurricane Ike was located near latitude 21.0 North and longitude 73.4 west or about 15 miles (25 km).west-southwest of Great Inagua Island.

Maximum sustained winds are near 135 mph (215 km/hr) with higher gusts. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 145 miles (230 km).

Ike is moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/hr). A west to west-southwest motion is expected to continue today with a turn toward the west-northwest expected on Monday, September 8, 2008. On this track the core of the hurricane will move through the southeastern Bahamas today.

Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands are still experiencing the effects of Hurricane Ike. Initial reports from the Department of Disasters and Emergencies in Providenciales have stated that there is flooding across the islands. The following were also reported:

Grand Turk:
• Significant housing damage and loss of roofs
• The National Emergency Operations Centre in Grand Turk has lost power
• The hospital in Grand Turk suffered some significant damage

• The Emergency Operations Centre is operational
• The hospital is operational
• Telephone and electricity services are available. Communication by phone may be difficult due to congestion of the lines

Regional and Other Response:
The CDERA Coordinating Unit has contacted and received updates from representatives of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), United Kingdom Department for International Development in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Director and other senior officials in both Grand Turk and Providenciales.

Plan of Action:
The CDERA CU is in the process of:
• Finalizing arrangements for the first Damage Assessment Team of approximately 6 persons to be deployed from Jamaica by Monday September 8, 2008.

• Mobilizing the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (34 military/police) through the Regional Security System (RSS) for possible deployment on Tuesday 9 September, 2008.

• Mobilizing CARELEC for deployment by Wednesday, September 10, 2008 if required.

• Deploying a CDERA Technical Team of approximately 2 persons on Monday, September 9, 2008.

• Mobilizing the Military Engineers from the region to assist with restoration of critical services if required.

DFID is making arrangement for the possible deployment of a humanitarian expert.

The Coordinator will visit the TCI on Monday September 8, 2008 if the conditions permit.

CDERA will continue to monitor and provide updates as necessary.

Contact Details: The CDERA CU 24hr contact number is 1 246 425 0386

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09-08-2008, 11:09 AM
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Harris County Texas evac info

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09-08-2008, 02:16 PM
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From the Houston-Galveston Area Council:


Chambers County
Hurricane Safety Tips
This page includes tips for preparing the home and evacuation.
The Saffir Simpson Hurricane Scale
This page provides descriptions of the various hurricane categories.
Evacuation Routes – Regional Map: Jefferson, Orange and Chambers Counties
This web page contains a map depicting the evacuation routes for the three counties east
of Houston.
Emergency Information
This site provides useful numbers and a list of media outlets that will be kept informed of
county decisions.

Galveston County
Office of Emergency Management
This is the official home page of Galveston County Emergency Management. This site
contains regularly updated information on current traffic and weather conditions.
This page contains frequently asked questions and answers about hurricane evacuation.

Harris County
Evacuation Routes
This site contains a map that depicts the storm surge zones and major routes within the
If a Disaster Strikes
The county has provided a link to the Red Cross web site that informs readers how to
prepare for a disaster.,00.html

Humane Society USA
The county provides a link to a brochure produced by the Humane Society for the
purpose of helping the reader prepare their pets for evacuation.

This page provides links to hurricane information, including hurricane videos, storm
names, evacuation routes, historical data, hurricane category ratings and descriptions,
tracking chart, plan checklist, and surge map.

Liberty County
Hurricane Evacuation Tips and Emergency Agency Web Links

This page contains frequently asked questions and answers about hurricane evacuation.
On the left side of the page, links to FEMA, NOAA, and National Hurricane Center.

Risk Area Map
This map depicts areas at risk by hurricane category. It also includes hurricane
evacuation routes.

Matagorda County
Matagorda County Emergency Information
This is the main web page for county emergency management. It provides useful
preparedness information including the national weather service Atlantic Tropical
Outlook and signs that can be posted by citizens needing assistance evacuating. It also
provides links to National Hurricane Center, TXDOT Roadway Information, and FEMA.
Matagorda County Emergency Contacts
This page provides emergency contact phone numbers and a list of media outlets that will
be provided with county information.
Be Prepared
This page provides information for family preparedness planning and provides
information for people with special needs.

City of Galveston
2006 Hurricane Survival Guide - Galveston
This page contains the City of Galveston’s hurricane preparedness guide. The guide
provides preparedness information for citizens prior, during and after the event, including
the City’s re-entry plan.

Galveston Evacuation Map
This map depicts surge zones and evacuation routes to shelters.

City of Houston
City of Houston Office of Emergency Management Home Page
This page includes links to information on hurricane evacuation, family preparedness and
special needs registration forms.
This site provides links to registration forms in English and Spanish for those who cannot
evacuate themselves. It also contains links for how to prepare, NOAA, and evacuation
and surge zone maps.
Helpful Numbers
This page contains phone numbers for city, state and federal emergency services.
Disaster Guide
This site provides links to the City of Houston’s disaster guide in four languages, English,
Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese.
Disaster Preparedness Guide for Persons with Special Medical Needs
This page contains a preparedness guide for medical special needs persons. It covers
topics such as having a support system in place, transportation, equipment needs, etc.
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09-08-2008, 03:37 PM
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Mayor of Galveston Lyda Ann Thomas will hold news confrence today @ 5:00pm to update citizens.

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09-08-2008, 06:29 PM
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SW Louisiana Calcasieu Parish Hurricane Information Page

Important Links

Government Links:

Louisiana State Police (LSP)
[INDENT]Louisiana Citizen Awareness and Disaster Evacuation Guides
[/INDENT]Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office (CPSO)

Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD)

Port of Lake Charles

Lake Charles Regional Airport

Chennault International Airport Authority

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Calcasieu Parish Municipalities:

City of Lake Charles
City of Sulphur
City of Westlake
Town of Vinton
Town of Iowa


Calcasieu Parish School Board

Cameron Parish School Board

Calcasieu Parish Library System

SOWELA Technical Community College

McNeese State University


KPLC-TV Fox 29 News

Lake Charles American Press


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09-08-2008, 07:33 PM
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This blog is from 6 in Beaumont. Thought it may help again. I posted it for Gustav...all cudos go to Cinnamon.
This was the link for hotels during Gustav. I posted it on here and a couple of people sent me private messages thanking me because they finally got a room, so it may still be a good place to start. Please repost it for others and not let it get lost on here. I can retrieve it in my comments section on my profile, but these pages go pretty quickly to the next page after comments are posted.

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09-09-2008, 06:10 AM
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Evacuation Ordered for Lower Cameron Parish

Cameron Parish Evacuation

Mandatory evacuation for lower Cameron Parish and low lying areas of Grand Lake and Hackberry starting Wednesday.

From Cameron Parish School Board Website

Employee Evacuation Issues
All Cameron Parish School Board employees are asked to report to respective school sites any time after 6:00 AM on Tuesday and plan to stay as late as possible until all schools are packed, contents are loaded onto busses and trailers, and schools are secured. All schools will be closed beginning on Wednesday until further notice. Please check this website and listen for My State alerts for more information.

School Evacuation Issues
All Cameron Parish students will have a full day of classes on Tuesday, September 9, 2008. Schools will be closed beginning Wednesday, September 10, 2008 and will remain closed until families return from evacuating for Hurricane Ike. As announced by OEP Director Clifton Hebert, mandatory evacuation will begin at 10:00 AM on Wednesday for lower Cameron Parish (coastal communities) and the low-lying areas of Grand Lake, Big Lake and Hackberry. Parents are asked to please allow all children to stay in school all day on Tuesday, if at all possible. Students will be asked to bring the remainder of their textbooks home with them on Tuesday, as well as in-season athletic uniforms and equipment, including cheerleading and danceline. Also, please evacuate with school uniforms. Parents of students at Hackberry High School and Johnson Bayou High School should expect a white envelope in the mail with important student records that you are asked to bring with you when you evacuate. Students at Grand Lake High School and South Cameron High School will be given these envelopes tomorrow to take home with them. Information will be reprinted when school is back in session for any parents do not receive their envelopes. For additional information on the evacuation of Cameron Parish and other related issues, stayed tuned to the media. For further school information, please check this website regularly and keep your cell phone handy for My State alerts.

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