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Washington County, Florida Emergency Management

2300 Pioneer Road Chipley, FL 32428 

Office Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(850) 638-6203


Public Safety Director

Lynne Abel

Emergency Management Coordinator

Connie Welch 





John's Way bridge Closed until further notice.


The City of Chipley Public Works Department will be closing  a portion of

South Railroad Avenue from 5th Street to Main Street (Hwy. 77) on Wednesday, April 20th at 7:30 a.m. 


FDOT has advised S.R. 273 (Campbellton Highway) Just East of 7th Avenue- The eastbound lane of Campellton Highway just east of 7th Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 as crews repair a damaged power pole. Traffic flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic.   


All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. Drivers are reminded to use caution when traveling through a work zone and to watch for construction workers and equipment entering and exiting the roadway. 


 For more information visit the Florida Department of Transportation District Three on the web at www.nwflroads.com, follow us on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyFDOTNWFL.




 Emergency Supply Kit Supplies List:


·       Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation

·       Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

·       Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

·       Flashlight and extra batteries

·       First aid kit

·       Whistle to signal for help

·       Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

·       Moist Towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

·       Personal hygiene items

·       Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

·       Non-Electric can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)

·       Local maps

·       Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger



Choctawhatchee River Readings: 





Please click below for: 

Storm Tracking Chart

Emergency Supply Shopping List 



Washington County Shelter Locations:


Chipley High School

1545 Brickyard Road, Chipley


Roulhac Middle School

1535 Brickyard Road, Chipley


Vernon Middle School

3190 Moss Hill Road, Vernon


Vernon High School

3232 Moss Hill Road, Vernon



 Pet Owners


Pets Checklist

If you plan to evacuate but have pets you do not wish to leave behind you may follow this link for pet friendly hotels in our area:  http://www.petswelcome.com/



Special Needs Registry 

The Florida Division of Emergency Management, in coordination with local emergency management agencies, has developed a registry allowing residents with special needs to register to receive assistance during a disaster. The statewide registry provides first responders with valuable information to prepare for disasters or other emergencies. 

To register, click on the following link: https://snr.floridadisaster.org 

or call 850-638-6203




The following facilities have submitted Emergency Power Plans that appear to meet rule requirements (58AER17-1 Procedure Regarding Emergency Environmental Control for Assisted Living Facilities).  Compliance with rule requirements are the responsibility of the facility. 


Grandview Assisted Living, LLC

 3250 Douglas Ferry Road

Bonifay, Florida 32425


Hammacks Retirement Home

4919 Hammack Road

Vernon, Florida 32462


Oak Valley ALF

4488 Highway 79

Vernon, Florida 32462


  Broxton ALF

2233 Pate Pond Road

Caryville, Florida 32427


Holmes Creek ALF

3732 Roche Ave.

Vernon, Florida 32462


Home Sweet Home ALF

1619 Monroe Sheffield Road

Chipley, Florida 32428




The following facility has submitted its Emergency Power Plan and appears to meet rule requirements (59AER17-1 Procedure Regarding Emergency Environmental Control for Nursing Home Facilities).  Compliance with rule requirements are the responsibility of the facility.


Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

879 Usery Road

Chipley, Florida 32428



Please Click Below For:

Washington County Local Mitigation Strategy


Helpful Links:

 ALERTWashington:  www.alertwashington.org


Evacuation Routes:  http://www.floridadisaster.org/PublicMapping/

 Florida Storm Net:  http://www.floridastormnet.com/

Florida Division of Emergency Managementhttps://floridadisaster.org

American Red Cross:  http://www.redcross.org/

Chipley Florida Weather:  https://weather.com/weather/today/l/32428

National Weather Service Forecast Office:  https://www.srh.noaa.gov/tlh/

The Weather Channel:  https://weather.com/

Weather-Ready Nation:  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/

Be a Force of Nature:  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/force.html

 Additional Storm Resources http://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/Consumers/Storm/default.htm




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