According to the Taylor County Board of County Commissioners, a local state of emergency has been declared and some mandatory evacuation orders are in place.
The current evacuation orders are for the water side of Keaton Beach Road, including:
Dekle Beach, Keaton Beach, Dark Island, Cedar Island, Steinhatchee, Spring Warrior, Econfina, and Nutall Rise
Franklin County has issued a Mandatory Evacuation Notice for Residents of the following areas of Franklin County Starting at 5:00 pm 8/31/2016 until 10:00 am 9/1/2016:
St. George Island
All Low Lying Areas
All Residents who live along the Coastline or are Prone to Surge Flooding
All Residents who live in Mobile Homes or RV’s