DCF SunCoast Region Announces Office Closures in Advance of Tropical Storm Isaac

TROPICAL STORM ISAAC UPDATE:
Sunday, August 26, 2012 6:00pm

Contact:
Terri Durdaller,
Regional Communications Manager,
(813) 917-7570

DCF SunCoast Region Announces Office Closures in Advance of Tropical Storm Isaac

TAMPA - Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to continue to impact Southwest Florida today before continuing into the Gulf of Mexico. Florida’s residents, businesses and visitors should actively monitor the storm and finalize emergency preparations. Heed all instructions from local officials and contact your local emergency management agency for details about your area.

As of 6:00 on Sunday, August 26, Department of Children and Families' offices in the following counties will be closed due to Hurricane Issac:

Charlotte
Collier
DeSoto
Glades
Hendry
Hillsborough
Lee
Manatee
Pasco
Sarasota

Pinellas County offices may be closed before tomorrow depending on anticipated weather conditions and decisions made by local Emergency Operations Center decisions.  Essential services in all counties, including the investigation of child and adult abuse cases requiring immediate attention, will continue as normal.

To prepare your family for a hurricane, please go to the state of Florida’s “Get a Plan” site at www.floridadisaster.org. For more information about food safety, please download “A Consumer’s Guide to Food Safety: Severe Storms and Hurricanes” at www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/Severe_Storms_and_Hurricanes_Guide.pdf

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