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Posted on: August 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Hurricane Idalia Information


Many counties in Florida are currently under a State of Emergency per Gov. DeSantis including Marion County. 

Current notices and information:

Sandbag Locations: The following sandbag locations will be open from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2023, and from 7:00 a.m. until weather conditions prohibit operation on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. Please note that all sandbag locations are self-service and bags will be provided.
- Belleview Sports Complex, 6501 SE 107th Street, Belleview FL 
- Dunnellon Public Works, 11924 Bostick Street, Dunnellon, FL
- Ed Croskey Recreation Center, 1510 NW Fourth Street, Ocala, FL
- Jervey Gantt Park, 2200 SE 36th Avenue, Ocala, FL
- Martel Recycling Center, 296 SW 67th Avenue, Ocala, FL 
- Tuscawilla Park (Reilly Arts Center), 800 NE Sanchez Avenue, Ocala, FL 
Citizen information Line:
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management will open the Citizen Information Line at 12:00 p.m. today. Please call 352-369-7500 with questions related to Tropical Storm Idalia. We are asking that citizens use this line for non-emergency inquiries only. As always, please call 911 for emergencies.
Shelter Information: 
Special Needs Shelter: The special needs shelter will open today at 5:00 p.m.
- West Port High School, 3733 SW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL 34481 
General Population Shelters: The following shelters will open to the public on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. * Pet-friendly shelter location.
- Forest High School, 5000 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala, FL
- Horizon Academy, 365 Marion Oaks Drive, Ocala, FL
- * Lake Weir High School, 10351 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala, FL
- North Marion Middle School, 2085 W Highway 329, Citra, FL
- * Vanguard High School, 7 NW 28th Street, Ocala, FL 
School Closures: Marion County Public Schools has announced that all public schools will be closed on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, and Wednesday, August 30, 2023.
Evacuation Recommendation: The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management recommends evacuation to citizens west of Interstate 75 who live in a mobile home, RV, or other substandard housing. 
Additional Information: All indicators are currently predicting that residents in the Dunnellon area will have an 82% chance of experiencing tropical storm conditions. Forecasters are expecting Hurricane Idalia to potentially reach Category 1 and possibly Category 2 by landfall. Marion County Emergency Management officials are urging residents to prepare now for an expected impact Tuesday afternoon through early Wednesday morning. 

More information will be released in regards to government office closures as those details are determined.

City of Belleview Hurricane Preparedness page
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