O. Mitchell Smeykal, Director
707 NW 6th St.  Okeechobee, FL  34972
Phone: (863) 763-3212     Fax: (863) 763-4565
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The following information is for your use, in preparing for a disaster, during a disaster, and after a disaster. Should a disaster strike Okeechobee County we must be prepared for events caused by nature and/or humans. The warning to us may be days as with a hurricane or with no warning at all as with an industrial accident which would require an immediate evacuation of a particular area within the county, or the whole county.

Emergency information will be broadcast on local radio and television stations. The radio stations are WOKC-FM 100.9, WOKC-AM 1570, and WWFR-FM 91.7 in Okeechobee, WQCS-FM 88.9 in Fort Pierce, and WAFC-FM 100.5 in Clewiston. The television stations are Channels 5 and 25 from West Palm Beach, and the local cable station.

Any organization which would like to have a presentation by the Okeechobee County Emergency Management Office concerning hurricanes, tornados, flooding, terrorism, hazardous materials or Disaster Preparedness in general should call Mitch Smeykal at (863) 763-3212.


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Okeechobee Emergency Management now available on Twitter and Facebook!

County residents and officials can now receive
real-time situation reports produced by
Okeechobee Emergency Management
online via the worldwide web service Twitter:

www.twitter.com/okeechobeeeoc

They can also view pictures and updates about
activities on our new Facebook site:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Okeechobee-FL/Okeechobee-EOC/299045025237

 



Daily Florida Division of Emergency Management Briefing now available on YouTube

Residents and emergency officials can now receive
daily situation reports produced by the Florida Division of Emergency
Management online via the worldwide web service YouTube, keywords:
"Florida SERT" available at
http://www.youtube.com/FloridaSERT

 


 

The All Hazards Guide for Okeechobee County

 All-Hazards Guide

This guide is an excellent resource for Okeechobee Citizens to assist with preparing for disasters.  It is available in English and Spanish around the county or at the Emergency Operations Center.

 


 WEATHER OUTLOOK   (09/13/2012 - 09/19/2012)

7-DAY FORECAST

 

  • This Afternoon A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a steady temperature around 85. East wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
  • Tonight A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Friday A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Friday Night A slight chance of showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Saturday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
  • Saturday Night A slight chance of showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
  • Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East southeast wind around 5 mph.
  • Monday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
  • Monday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
  • Tuesday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. South wind around 5 mph.
  • Tuesday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. West wind around 5 mph.
  • Wednesday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

 

                                                         Click here to see the current watches and warnings issued for Florida

Click here to view the Rip Current Forecast

 Click here to view the Fire Weather Forecast
 

 


 

 

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