Columbia County Emergency Management

The Columbia County Emergency Operations Center is located at 263 NW Lake City Ave. The emergency management director for Columbia County is Shayne Morgan, FPEM. His e-mail is shayne_morgan@columbiacountyfla.com. Office phone number is (386) 758-1383.

911 Addressing/GIS, Emergency Management and the 911 Dispatch Center are all housed in this building. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday (excluding holidays). The Phone number is (386) 758 - 1125.

 

 

 

Post Storm Update 

Hurricane Michael - Columbia County
Columbia County was fortunate to escape major storm activity as our area remained positioned between storm bands throughout the duration of the storm. Due to inactivity the Columbia County Emergency Operations Center will discontinue operations at noon today. Shelters are currently closed. At the peak of the storm wind gusts reached 35 MPH in Columbia County. The county received ¼ - ½ inch of rain. The forecast today is mostly clear with a slight chance of light showers and high of 91 degrees and low of 61 degrees. Tomorrow’s forecast is... read more
 
Posted by Paula Vann Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:53:00 AM

Wednesday Mid-day Update  

Hurricane Michael - Columbia County

The following government offices are closed Thursday, October 11 due to Hurricane Michael.

  • Columbia County Board of County Commission Offices and Non-essential Agencies

  • Columbia County Schools

  • Columbia County Court System

  • City of Lake City

Posted by Paula Vann Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:48:00 PM

Wednesday Morning Update 

Hurricane Michael - Columbia County
(Columbia County, FL) Columbia County is forecasted to experience wind speeds between 30 MPH and 50 MPH with gusts up to 60 MPH. Hurricane Michael is expected to arrive in Columbia County between 3:00 and 6:00 PM; however, storm conditions may begin earlier. The tornado threat is significant for Columbia County. Rainfall projections for the area are estimated at 2½ inches with some local areas seeing slightly more. Hurricane Michael weather conditions are anticipated to subside between 3:00 and 6:00 AM Thursday morning. Sandbags are being... read more
 
Posted by Paula Vann Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:49:00 AM

Hurricane Michael - Columbia County  

Updated Wind Speeds
(Columbia County, FL) Based on the present storm model, Columbia County is forecasted to experience wind speeds between 30 MPH and 40 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH. Additionally, with the increased wind speeds, Columbia County has an elevated tornadic activity threat. Rainfall projections for the area are estimated at 2½ inches with some local areas seeing slightly more. Sandbags will be distributed beginning at 7:00 AM Wednesday morning at Columbia County Public Works (607 NW Quinten Street, Lake City, FL 32055) Limit of 15 bags per... read more
 
Posted by Paula Vann Tuesday, October 09, 2018 8:59:00 PM

Columbia County Office Closure and Trash Collection 

County offices will be closed Wednesday, October 10, 2018 and will reopen on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Trash collection will run on normal schedule. Please note if conditions deteriorate and become a safety concern service could be altered. read more
 
Posted by Paula Vann Tuesday, October 09, 2018 2:47:00 PM

Columbia County Tax Collector 

The Columbia County Tax Collector offices will be closed on Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11.

Posted by Paula Vann Tuesday, October 09, 2018 1:09:00 PM

Hurricane Michael - Columbia County 

Tuesday Mid-Day Update
(Columbia County, FL) Columbia County emergency officials continue to monitor Hurricane Michael as it moves north across the Gulf of Mexico. Currently, there is no immediate threat to the area. Based on the present storm model, Columbia County is expected to experience wind speeds between 15 MPH and 20 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH. Initial winds are anticipated to arrive early to mid-Wednesday morning. Rainfall projections for the area are estimated at 2½ inches with some local areas seeing slightly more. Tornadic activity is not... read more
 
Posted by Paula Vann Tuesday, October 09, 2018 12:57:00 PM

Resource for Disaster Preparedness In Schools 

Great Tips for Disaster Preparedness
Posted by Shayne Morgan Monday, August 27, 2018 9:11:00 AM

2018 Hurricane Season Names 

Valid through November 30, 2018

2018 Hurricane Season Names

Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon
Helene
Isaac
Joyce
Kirk
Leslie
Michael
Nadine
Oscar
Patty
Rafael
Sara
Tony
Valerie
William

 

 

Posted by Shayne Morgan Friday, April 06, 2018 4:04:00 PM

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