Below is a letter from Valerie Beynon, Access Coordinator with the Bureau of
Preparedness and Response.
Stay safe, everyone!
-Your friends at Lighthouse of the Big Bend
Good afternoon everyone,
In response to Tropical Storm Hermine in the Gulf of Mexico, the Governor has
declared a State of Emergency for the following counties:
Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Calhoun, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie,
Duval, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hernando,
Hillsborough, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Leon, Levy, Liberty,
Madison, Marion, Nassau, Orange, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Seminole, St.
Johns, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, and Wakulla.
For clients and customers on medications, the State of Emergency also allows
pharmacists to dispense up to a 30-day emergency prescription refill of
maintenance medication to persons who reside in an area or county listed above
and to emergency personnel who have been activated by their state and local
agency but do not reside in an area covered by this order.
Please refer to the release below for more information and a link to the
Executive Order. If you have not done so and are in the line of the storm, now
is a good time to implement your personal or family disaster preparedness plan.
If you don't have one, please visit FLGetAPlan.com to complete your own
emergency plan. You can also learn about important readiness topics here:
and here https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs .
Please monitor the media and your local emergency management messages including
the location of local emergency shelters, evacuations affecting your area, and
school and road closures.
Thanks for all you do and stay safe!
Valerie Beynon, MA, APR, FPEM
Bureau of Preparedness and Response