Okaloosa County has compiled a variety of resources with information to help households and families prepare for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season which begins June 1, 2023.
The County has printed a limited number of Hurricane Guides. The guide is a comprehensive document containing important phone numbers, checklists, information about evacuation zones and other storm-related information. The 2023 Hurricane Guide can be found online and downloaded here.
While supplies last, physical copies of the publication will be available at all six area libraries in the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative, Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce, Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, Destin Chamber of Commerce and Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, Crestview City Hall, Okaloosa County Extension Office at 3098 Airport Road in Crestview and the two offices of Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners at 1250 Eglin Parkway, Suite 100 in Shalimar and 302 N. Wilson Street, Suite 302 in Crestview.
It is important to have multiple ways to receive information during an emergency. Alert Okaloosa is one way residents can receive communications. Sign up to receive emergency notifications via the County’s alert system at AlertOkaloosa.com. You may also sign up by texting "OKALOOSAFL" to 888777.
• Okaloosa County maintains a complete online resource, including the Hurricane Guide, at https://myokaloosa.com/ps/emergency-management.
• In the event of an emergency and if the Emergency Operations Center Activates, up-to-date information can be found at myokaloosa.com/eoc/home.
• You can also stay up-to-date via traditional social media by following our Facebook page facebook.com/OkaloosaCounty