This is Sheriff Michael Adkinson, Jr. notifying you of the current Emergency Management preparations for Tropical Storm Isaac. We are now issuing a voluntary evacuation order for all non-residents and visitors in Walton County south of Hwy 20.
A mandatory evacuation will be issued at 3:00 pm CST today for residents of Walton County in low lying areas south of Hwy 20. Current forecasts indicate that Walton County will experience tropical storm force winds by 5:00 pm Monday August 27, 2012. The Clyde B. Wells Bridge will close when the wind reaches a sustained 40 mph. Again, this is expected to be at 5:00 pm Monday evening.
You may want to take this opportunity to postpone Wednesday, August 30th arrivals until Thursday, August 31st we will continue to provide updates on conditions as we receive them.
For further information, please call our citizen information hotline at 850-892-8394 or 850-892-8392.