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44 - Collier County Declares Civil Emergency

Post Date:09/10/2017 7:00 AM

Collier County declared a civil emergency at 6 a.m. this morning as tropical storm force wind gusts began blowing into the County. The Bureau of Emergency Management asked that all Collier County residents shelter in place until after the storm passes.

Tropical storm winds are considered to be 39 mph to 73 mph.

Collier County emergency vehicles will be pulled from the road at 7 a.m.

The Collier County Information Hotline remains active 24-hours a day. Residents with questions may call the Hotline at (239) 252-8444 (within Collier County residents may dial 311). Please note, the call volume is very heavy and information can also be found at colliergov.net or social media channels, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/CollierGov) and Twitter (@CollierPIO).