Elsa: Charlotte County updates

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Thrill seekers surf the waves as Elsa arrives in Charlotte County. (CREDIT: WINK News)

This story is archived as of 9 a.m. July 7.

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The Emergency Operations Center is currently at a Level 2 activation. This means a partial activation of the Emergency Operations Center that includes limited staffing.

Charlotte County commissioners declared a local state of emergency at their Monday morning meeting.

Charlotte County government offices will be closed Tuesday. Charlotte County offices and facilities will resume normal hours and operations on Wednesday.

The City of North Port will open a call center for resident questions and concerns beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday until the need declines. The number to use is 941-429-7000. Non-emergency City facilities and programs will be closed Tuesday. This includes typical functions at City Hall such as permitting, in-person utility bill pay, the City Clerk’s office all Parks & Recreation facilities, and summer camps.

Charlotte County Public Schools will be closed Wednesday. There will be no student activities and employees should not report to work. The cancelations include summer school classes, Charlotte Harbor School activities, Baker Center activities as well as any camps held at school sites.

Charlotte County Community Services summer camps have been canceled for Tuesday. Camps will be open Wednesday.

Trash collection: Waste Management will be providing residential curbside and commercial collection Tuesday. Charlotte County Landfill will be open for normal operating hours on Tuesday. However, both County Mini-Transfer and Recycling Facilities will be closed.

On Manasota Key, a large concern is beach erosion.

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