Glades County provides transportation to hurricane shelter

MOORE HAVEN – Transportation to the West Glades Shelter, 2586 State Highway 731, will be provided on Monday, Sept. 2 from the following locations: • Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Association, 682 SR 78, pickup time 10 – 10:30 a.m. • Lakeport Maple Grove, 12777 E. State Road 78, 10:45-11:15 a.m. • Washington Park Homeowners Building, 1182 […]

Glades County voluntary evacuations begin

GLADES COUNTY — Voluntary evacuations will be starting at 5 p.m. tonight, Friday, Aug. 30, for any low lying ares, mobile home parks, and RV parks for the following communities: Moore Haven, Palm Dale, Lakeport, Washington Park, Buckhead Ridge, and Uncle Joe’s Fish Camp. Shelter locations have been identified, however, the timing for opening shelters […]

Stores reported to have water

OKEECHOBEE — The following is a list of stores that have been reported to have water. Last report was at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30. This list will be altered/updated throughout the day. Any store listed to have water is subject to change. Understand that by the time you arrive, these stores may have run […]

Residents evacuating Okeechobee County need to start plans today

OKEECHOBEE — Public Notice Awareness: If you are a resident of Okeechobee County and you are planning to evacuate the county, you need to start that process today. In doing so, you will help yourself avoid longer traffic lines and possible fuel shortages.

Closures and cancellations due to hurricane Dorian

The following is a list of cancellations and businesses or public offices that will be closing early in preparation of hurricane Dorian. It will be updated throughout the day. Okeechobee County • Okeechobee Public Library will be closing at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30. The Library will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 3, pending further […]

News from the office of Emergency Management

OKEECHOBEE — WOKC 100.9 FM and 1570 AM is the official radio station for Okeechobee information. Also pay attention to other local T.V. stations. Okeechobee County Schools: Schools will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2. Waste Management/Okeechobee County will run the regular residential garbage route on Friday, Aug. 30. They will be running the bulk […]

Sandbags available for pickup in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — Sandbags will be available for pickup at the Road Department located at 804 N.W. Second St, from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, and on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a 20 bag limit per vehicle. All citizens will need to fill their own bags […]

Locations giving out sandbags in Hendry County

Special to the Lake Okeechobee News HENDRY COUNTY — Sandbags are now available for public pickup. Residents will need to bring their own shovel and will be responsible for loading their own sandbags into their vehicles. Residents are asked to be courteous to their fellow Hendry County residents and limit themselves to 25 sandbags. Please […]

Gas station updates

OKEECHOBEE — The following is a list of gas stations that still have gas. Last report was at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30. This list will be altered/updated throughout the day. Any store listed to have gas is subject to change. Understand that by the time you arrive, these stores may have run out of […]

PBC Emergency Management monitoring Hurricane Dorian

PALM BEACH COUNTY — A 4 p.m. on Aug. 29, Palm Beach County announced that they are currently monitoring the track of Hurricane Dorian and is in the process of implementing their comprehensive emergency management plan. County staff and their partners are putting plans into motion and doing everything possible to protect the lives and […]