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  • Okeechobee County Advisory on Potential Tropical Cyclone 9

    What: Okeechobee County
    When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
    Where: Okeechobee County monitors and prepares for Potential Tropical Cyclone 9
    WHY: Okeechobee County is committed to ensuring the safety of its citizens, and we are asking residents to monitor the weather and stay alert for any possible changes.

    As of Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Okeechobee County has these important updates:
    • Okeechobee County emergency officials are monitoring Potential Tropical Cyclone 9. Okeechobee County is not under any weather watches or warnings at this time. The County is participating in calls with local and state partners, as well as, community partners and will be providing status updates as necessary.
    • According to the National Hurricane Center, Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 is currently about 240 miles SE of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and has sustained winds of 45 mph, moving at 23 mph, with a west-northwest motion over the next few days. These conditions are subject to change as the storm continues to approach.
    • This system will produce a lot of rain and wind and we encourage our citizens to secure any loose items outside your home; (i.e: garbage cans, patio umbrella’s, patio chairs, hanging plants, etc etc)
    • All citizens should pay attention and monitor the weather; and check you storm supply kits to be prepared! Go to https://www.ready.gov/kit to build your kit if you do not have one. With the COVID-19 pandemic, you should also include in your kit, soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes to disinfect surfaces
    WOKC 100.9 FM and 1570 AM is the official radio station for Okeechobee County information.

    Listed below are other source areas for information:

    5 WPTV 
    12 WPEC 
    25 WPBF
    Palm Beach Post
    Lake Okeechobee News
    Clear Channel 92.7 FM
    WQCS 88.9 FM
    WKRG 98.7 FM
     WAFC 99.5 FM

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    Okeechobee County Website: co.okeechobee.fl.us