Effective 12:05 p.m.: Evacuation, curfew orders lifted

September 4, 2019 – Effective at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, the evacuation and curfew orders for zones A, B, and F have been lifted.

Public Works teams and FPL crews have now had an opportunity to assess conditions, handle downed electric lines, and remove debris and other hazards from the roadways.

“We needed to wait to ensure everyone’s safety,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “The county is reopening offices tomorrow, and working diligently to get everything back to normal as quickly as possible.”

The Flagler Pier will remain closed until a structural engineer can assess its integrity. There will be no lifeguards at the beach Wednesday or Thursday.

“Please, please stay out of the water. Lifeguards and first responders will not be able to help you if you get in trouble,” Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney said.