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Today's News

  • Remember medications in disaster situations

    In the event of a flood, you may need to evacuate your home and access to regular health and medical services may be temporarily limited. To ensure you are able to continue taking your medications under such circumstances, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) recommends you be prepared and plan now by taking the following measures:

    o Per Executive Order No. 17-235, as it relates to Hurricane Irma, residents are now able to filled prescriptions early. This Executive order is to ensure that residents have enough medications to last through this hurricane.

  • Gadsden's emergency management office calls for volunteers

     Local officials met again today at the Sheriff’s office to get an update on Hurricane Irma. Gadsden County Emergency Management Director Maj. Shawn Wood said if Irma stays on the current path, the Gadsden County area may have an atmosphere similar to when Hurricane Hermine hit last year. He said with Irma’s low barometric pressure, there is a possibility of the area getting 85 mph winds, as well as tornados.

  • Diabetes Disaster Preparedness

    From a press release

  • Gadsden County offices close early Friday

    Due to the threat posed by Hurricane Irma, Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners Office closed Friday at 2:30 pm and will remain closed until Tuesday, September 12.

     

  • Governor closes Florida public schools in advance of Hurricane Irma

    With Hurricane Irma looming over Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has directed all public K-12 schools, state colleges, state universities and state offices to close Friday, Sep. 8 through Monday, Sep. 11.

  • Gadsden County announces state of emergency

    The Gadsden CountyCommission has declared Gadsden County to be in a state of emergency. Emergency operations are now being managed by the Division of Emergency Management. Please stay tuned for information as it comes available.

  • RFM to close Monday due to Irma

    Robert F. Munroe Day School in Quincy/Mt. Pleasant has announced that the school will be closed Monday in anticipation of bad weather from Hurricane Irma. The school is open Friday and regularly scheduled activities for Saturday will proceed as planned.

  • Gadsden Arts Center announces early closing time due to Hurricane Irma

    The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum will close at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in order to make final preparations for Hurricane Irma. We hope to reopen Gadsden Arts to the public at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept.13. Please check the Gadsden Arts Facebook Page for updates.
    Remember: Be prepared, check on your neighbors before and after the storm, and stay safe!

  • Monthly clinic canceled due to Hurricane Irma

    The monthly diabetes treatment clinic scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Gadsden Memorial campus at 23186 Blue Star Highway, Suite 2, Quincy, has been canceled for this month due to Hurricane Irma. For information, call 850-224-7154.

  • Gadsden residents readying for Irma

    With meteorologists predicting that Hurricane Irma will come ashore in Florida by the end of this week, many locals were already out preparing to weather the storm on Tuesday.
    By Tuesday afternoon, many stores had been completely cleaned out of bottled water.
    James Woodard, store manager of Harvey’s in Havana, said he was waiting for a delivery to come in that afternoon, and they would be receiving a tractor-trailer filled with bottled water by Thursday.