News for 11/8

Glades County Emergency Management is monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Nicole. The Emergency Operation Center is at a Level 3- Monitoring, with the plans to go to a Level 2- Partial Activation tomorrow.

Glades County BOCC met this morning at their regular meeting and signed the Local State of Emergency.

Glades County is currently under a Tropical Storm Watch.

Glades County School Board will be closing schools from Wednesday 11/9/2022 and Thursday 11/10/2022. They will reopen Friday 11/11/2022.

There are no plans at this time for sandbags or opening shelters within the County.

We have requested mutual aid from Okeechobee County for sheltering operations. Any resident that would like to seek shelter from Tropical Storm Nicole can go to South Elementary located in Okeechobee. A Glades County School Bus will be picking up any resident from the Buckhead Ridge Community Center tomorrow 11/9 at 10am. Transportation will be provided to and from the shelter. There is only one pick up time provided. Those choosing to seek shelter please make sure to bring food, water, medications and anything else you may need.

•             Buckhead Ridge Community Center

30076 FL-78, Okeechobee, FL 34974

•             South Elementary School

2468 SW 7th Avenue Okeechobee