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Flagler Health Department Resumes Operations, Advises Caution Following Hurricane Dorian

By Gretchen Smith

September 05, 2019

Bunnell, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Flagler County will reopen for services on Thursday, September 5. The department had closed on Friday, August 30, 2019 for Hurricane Dorian response and special needs shelter operation at Rymfire Elementary School. At the peak of the storm, the department hosted 120 special needs individuals and 48 caregivers, with assistance from 50 staff members and more than three dozen volunteers, including contracted nurses and two teams from the International Medical Corps. 

Residents and others working to clean up debris left by the storm could be at risk of sustaining injuries, and the Florida Department of Health is urging residents to practice caution when cleaning in and around their homes. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/be-safe-after.html.

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For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov. For information about the local health department, go to flagler.floridahealth.gov, call 386-437-7350, or visit the office at 301 Dr. Carter Blvd. in Bunnell.