The City of Palatka is preparing for tropical storm winds and heavy rains from Hurricane Matthew, which is expected to impact Putnam County as a Tropical Storm beginning Thursday night.
Filled and prepared sand bags will be freely distributed from the Downtown Fire Station at 100 N. 11th Street beginning Wednesday morning 10/5/16. Delivery of sandbags is available to the elderly, infirm and disabled. Contact Palatka Public Works Department at 329-0107 for more information on sand bags.
To help with drainage, if you notice grass, leaves or other obstructions on top of storm drain grates, please help by clearing the obstructions from the top of the grate. DO NOT PLACE THE MATERIAL INSIDE THE STORM DRAIN. Place it on the curb and our crews will pick it up.
Our Sanitation crews will begin picking up garbage and debris on Monday the 10th. Florida Power & Light and Clay Electric Crews are on standby.
Palatka Police Department, Fire Department, Putnam County Emergency Operations Center and public works crews are mobilized and operational and ready to react. For emergency information or if you need help, dial 9-1-1. To receive mobile or email alerts, go to www.putnamALERT.com and fill in the required information. Stay safe and stay dry!
PUTNAM COUNTY INFORMATION:
-EOC Status-Monitoring Activation (Level 3)
-Local State of Emergency: NONE
-Shelter Openings: NONE
-Government Offices: OPEN