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Hurricane Matthew - Columbia County Friday Morning Update

Release by Paula Vann, Public Information Officer, Columbia County Emergency Management

Lake City, Fla., –  Hurricane Matthew has shifted slightly to the east, however, the coastal areas are still facing significant hurricane conditions. Columbia County is expecting 25-30 mph winds with gusts up to 50 mph, and rainfall of 1-2 inches today beginning at approximately 11:00 am EST.

Please visit the Columbia County Emergency Management website or follow us on Facebook at for up to date information.

Columbia County currently has three (3) general population shelters and one (1) special needs shelter open. Emergency Shelter Locations currently open listed below.
For more information regarding emergency shelters, please contact the Citizens Information Center (CIC) at 386.719.7530.

Emergency Shelter Locations

Winfield Community Center 1324 NW Winfield St. Lake City, Fl. 32055

Mason City Community Center 11110 S. US Highway 441 Lake City, Fl. 32025

Westside Elementary School (Special Needs Facility) 1956 Co Rd 252B Lake City, Fl. 32024

Fort White High School Gymnasium 17828 State Road 47 Fort White, Fl. 32038