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Flagler County orders mandatory evacuation ahead of Hurricane Irma

Officials tell residents in Zone A, B, C, and F to leave the area

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(CNN)

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – Flagler County officials first asked residents across the county to evacuate in western low-lying areas near Dead Lake and AIA, now the evacuation for some is mandatory.

Flagler County emergency management issued mandatory evacuation orders Friday evening that go into effect 7 a.m. Saturday.

Areas told to evacuate include zones A, B, C and F.

Officials said Saturday that a curfew was issued for Zone A and will go into effect at 7 p.m.

Zone A includes everything east of Marineland, Hammock and Flagler Beach, along AIA.

Zone B includes communities in Colbert Lane to the south, C section, F section east of Florida Park Drive and the F section of Palm Harbor Parkway. This zone includes Bulow, Grand Haven and western Flagler Beach.

Zone C includes Woodlands area part of Palm Coast. Zone F includes western Flagler, near Dead Lake, St. Johns Park and Haw Creek basin.

Shelters will open Saturday at 7 a.m. When they do open, Rymfire Elementary and Bunnell
Elementary will be open. Rymfire Elementary will be open for people with special needs. Bunnell Elementary will be open for crated domestic pets and people.

If the SR100/Moody Bridge is closed, re-entry to the barrier island/evacuation zone will be at the discretion of the Flagler Beach Police Department, officials said.

Flagler Beach residents and business owners and Beverly Beach residents who evacuate are strongly encouraged to bring their identification, including their driver’s license along with a piece of mail, preferably a water or FP&L bill,  with them when they leave the barrier island. 

Having ID items readily available, along with a placard, will assist law enforcement officers with the re-entry process. 

Hurricane placards will be available at the Police Department until 4 p.m. Friday for Flagler Beach resident and /business owners and Beverly Beach residents.