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Updates on Hurricane Idalia Recovery Efforts for Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor Counties

Governor Ron DeSantis said in a press release last evening that power restoration efforts have been underway for counties impacted by Hurricane Idalia. There are over 482,216 accounts impacted by Hurricane Idalia that have been restored. As of this morning, there are 85,023 accounts remaining without power that linemen are currently in the field working to restore. Duke Energy announced that following a thorough aerial and on-the-ground assessment of their infrastructure, they will have 95% of all customers in Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, and Suwannee counties who can safely receive power by tonight.
State Response Efforts
  • FDEM is leading the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) for the Hurricane Idalia response.
  • FDEM has continued to supply PODs with supplies to distribute impacted communities and first responders including more than 70,000 Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) and over 45,000-liter boxes of water in just one day.
  • 9 Points of Distributions (PODs) are open in impacted areas to distribute MRE’s, water and tarps to residents at:

    Hamilton County

    North Hamilton Elementary School
    1291 Florida Street Jennings, Florida 32053

    Ernest Courtoy Civic Center
    1129 4Th Street Northwest Jasper, Florida 32052

    Jefferson County

    325 S Water Street Monticello, Florida 32344

    Lafayette County

    Lafayette High School
    160 NE Hornet Drive Mayo, Florida 32066

    Madison County

    Madison County High School
    2649 US 90 Madison, FL 32340

    Suwannee County

    Suwannee County Fair
    1302 SW 11th Street Live Oak, Florida 32064

    Suwannee Riverside Elementary
    1625 Walker Avenue SW Live Oak, Florida 32064

    Branford High School
    405 North Reynolds Street Branford, Florida 32008

    Taylor County

    West Fraser - Perry Mill
    1509 S Byron Street Parkway Perry, Florida 32348