This file photo shows cots set up at the temporary shelter at the Mason City Community Center last month in preparation for Tropical Storm Hermine. As Columbia County braces for Hurricane Matthew, four shelters have been opened, including one for people with special needs (photo by NICK ROLLISON/Lake City Reporter).

Columbia County weather and shelter update

Officials open four shelters, including one for residents with special needs
The Columbia County Citizens Information (CIC) line at 386-719-7530 is also open to report downed power lines, fallen trees and for general information.

According to the latest update from the National Weather Service in Jacksonville, Columbia County could possibly see wind gusts of 30 to 35 mph beginning Friday at approximately 9 a.m. EST.
Sustained winds are possible beginning at approximately 10 am. Rainfall estimates are still between 1 to 2 inches,  with locally heavier rainfall in some areas.
Columbia County currently has three general population shelters and one special-needs shelter open.
Emergency Shelter Locations currently open:
• Winfield Community Center — 1324 NW Winfield St. in Lake City.
• Mason City Community Center — 11110  U.S.  441 South in Lake City.
• Westside Elementary School (special-needs facility) — 1956 County Road 252B in Lake City.
• Fort White High School Gymnasium — 17828 State Road 47 in Fort White.
Please visit the Columbia County Emergency Management website at www.columbiacountyem.com or follow developments on Facebook at www.facebook.com/columbiacountyfloridaemergencymanagement for up-to- date information.
The Columbia County Citizens Information (CIC) line at 386-719-7530 is also open to report downed power lines, fallen trees and for general information.

 

Columbia County could possibly see wind gusts of 30 to 35 mph beginning Friday at approximately 9 a.m. EST. Rainfall estimates are still between 1 to 2 inches.
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