The curfew has been adjusted to 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for Washington County until further notice (as of 10-16-18 and applies to pedestrian and vehicular traffic with exception of essential services (fire services, law enforcement, emergency medical services, military personnel, members of the media, as well as all state, county and local municipality transportation, public works or emergency management personnel).


Boil Water Advisory

The City of Chipley has lifted their boil water advisory. All other city water customers are advised to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to consumption.


Points of distribution (POD):

Washington County

Water, MREs (meals ready to eat), ice and infant formula are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with drive-through distribution.

Possum Palace, Wausau

Chipley High School, 1545 Brickyard Road, Chipley

Vernon Middle School, Moss Hill Road, Vernon


Jackson County

New Beginnings Baptist Church, 1049 Sanders Avenue, Graceville

Walmart, 2251 State Road 71, Marianna

3276 Main Street, Cottondale

2255 State Road 71, Marianna

2027 Third Avenue, Sneads

First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia Street, Marianna


Housing Assistance

Emergency housing funds are available with the Washington County SHIP program for those who meet for income requirements. Call Karen Shaw, 850-638-6058 or


VA Clinic

The Marianna community-based outpatient clinic (CBOC) for vets will open Tues., Oct. 16 and run weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For pickup information, call 850-781-5620. For vets needing prescription refills, call 855-574-7288.


Free Meals


Washington County

The Red Cross is delivering hot lunches to three locations in the county.

Vernon Middle School, 3190 Moss Hill Rd., in Vernon

Courts of Praise, 1720 Clayton Rd. in Chipley

First Assembly of God, 3537 Washington St. in Wausau

Times vary but will announced on the Washington County Facebook page before delivery.


Jackson County

First United Methodist Church of Graceville will be serving a free breakfast Friday morning 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. or until it runs out. Sausage, grits, eggs, biscuits, coffee, orange juice, milk, etc. 


Openings and Closures

Board of County Commission offices, tax collector, property appraiser, courts, supervisor of elections and all public schools remain closed until further notice. 

• Courts remain closed through the week. All jurors are excused from court on Mon., Oct. 22 even if courts reopen. For updates, visit @14thJudicialFL on Twitter.

• Schools are closed through Fri., Oct. 19. Check for updates.


Comfort Station

An air-conditioned comfort station is open at Chipley Library, 1444 Jackson Ave. (Hwy. 90), for residents to cool off and charge cell phones from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will also be activities for children.



A shelter is open at Roulhac Middle School, 1535 Brickyard Rd., Chipley for special needs if your home is unsafe.

The general population shelter is being relocated to First Baptist Church of Chipley, 1300 South Blvd. in Chipley.



For all donations, please coordinate through the donation coordinator, Joan Brown, 480-694-2353.

Donations are also being accepted at the following locations:

• Calvary Hill Pentecostal Church, 3652 Roche Ave., Vernon (call 850-703-1665)

• Caryville Community Center, 866 Waits Ave., Caryville

• Wausau Volunteer Fire Department, 1607 Second Ave., Wausau


Roof Tarps

Roof tarps are available at Washington County fire departments from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Debris Pickup

To expedite the debris removal process separate your vegetative debris. Do not burn debris or place it on roadways, on or near fire hydrants, utility poles or utility boxes (cable, phone, power). Debris will begin being picked up beginning Thurs. The debris pickup will be done  systematically. Please be patient with the process. Debris haulers will make several passes in the event if your debris is not yet ready for pickup.


Power Restoration

For the latest updates, visit:

Gulf Power Outage Map,

West Florida Electric Outage Map,

Gulf Coast Electric Outage Map,


Natural Gas 

Gas is back online in the City of Chipley. Call 850-638-6350 to have it turned on. If there is a problem with the line beyond the gas meter, a vendor will need to be contacted for natural gas repairs. The city does not work on natural gas customer’s piping or appliances but can witness a pressure test and check for code violations. Check with a vendor if you need assistance with natural gas repairs.



FEMA Assistance

Washington County has been declared for individual assistance from FEMA. Apply online at, call 800-621-3362 or download the app from



Documenting Damage

Photograph storm damage to your home before making temporary repairs to prevent further damage. Keep all documents and receipts for insurance or FEMA assistance claim.