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  

  • This Afternoon Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Tonight Isolated showers before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
  • Wednesday Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Light northeast wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
  • Thursday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
  • Thursday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Friday Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
  • Friday Night Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Saturday Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. East southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Saturday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. East southeast wind around 5 mph.
  • Sunday Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Sunday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. East wind around 5 mph.
  • Labor Day A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

 

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