There is a new information line at the County Emergency Operations Center. The new number is 850-227-2349 and is staffed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m EST.


County reduces curfew hours


The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office has announced the curfew hours now are midnight to 5 a.m. EST and 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. CST. Also, the boil water notice and burn ban remain in effect.


Tetanus and flu shots


The Florida Department of Health is offering free tetanus and flu shots at St. Joe Beach (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) and Howard Creek (1-4 p.m.) volunteer fire departments.


Free Clinic


PanCare is offering a free clinic at the Florida Department of Health, 2475 Garrison Ave., Port St. Joe. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, and it will be open until Friday.




FEMA assistance


Disaster assistance is available to affected individuals in Gulf County.


To apply for assistance, you will need the following:


Social Security number

Daytime telephone number

Current mailing address and address and zip code of the damaged property

Insurance information, if available. Insurance is not required to receive assistance.

Applicants can visit or call 800-621-3362.


Disaster Recovery Centers will be opening in Gulf County in the coming days but homeowners, renters and business owners should register for assistance before visiting one of the centers.


Points of distribution/donations


Tarps are available at the Wewahitchka Gym and Centennial Building. Donation centers are no longer accepting donations. All future donations will be directed to the state distribution center. For more information on getting supplies to the state center, please call 850-227-2349. To make cash contributions, please visit




Residents needing supplies may go to the following distribution centers:


Wewahitchka Gym (852 S. Hwy. 71, Wewahitchka), Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – noon

Centennial Building (2201 Centennial Dr., Port St. Joe), Mon.-Fri., 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Washington Rec. Center (401 Peters Rd., Port St. Joe), Closed for repairs.

Operation Blue Roof


For Army Corps of Engineer help with roof tarping, visit or call 888-466-3258.


Senior Centers reopening


The Gulf County Senior Citizens Center (120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe) and the Wewa Senior Citizens Center (314 N. Third Street, Wewahitchka) reopen today. For more information, call 850-229-8466.




Courts reschedule hearings


Hearings in Gulf County courts have been canceled this week. People with a hearing scheduled for this week can contact the Clerk of Courts office for a new date. Please call 850-229-6112 or email Walk-in rescheduling also is available at the office.




Tax deed auctions canceled


All Gulf County Tax Deed Auctions scheduled for October 31, 2018 and November 14, 2018 have been cancelled. Revised auction dates are not available at this time.




Crisis clean up


From now through Nov. 2, residents can call 800-451-1954 for help with home cleanup. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed because of the overwhelming need. This hotline CANNOT assist with social services such as food, clothing, shelter, insurance, or questions about FEMA registration.