Martin County has 784 people staying in its four shelters, according to Sheriff William Snyder. As part of the county’s preparations for Hurricane Dorian, 20 additional sheriff’s deputies have been dispatched to help with the mandatory evacuation order.
“We are within 20 miles of an apocalyptic hurricane coming ashore on the Treasure Coast,” Snyder said. “If it does what the models are predicting, we will be okay. If you’re being told to evacuate and you don’t evacuate, you’re taking the chance of a life time.”
Martin County Director of Emergency Management Michelle Jones said Uber is offering free roundtrip rides to shelters for up to $20.
Comcast is opening free WiFi to everyone in the state of Florida. Verizon is providing unlimited calling, data, and texting for customers. AT&T is waiving data overage charges for affected Florida residents.