Washington County Emergency Management



 Contact Information:

Lynne Abel, Public Safety Director

Connie Welch, Emergency Management Coordinator


Emergency Operations Center

 2300 Pioneer Road

Chipley, FL  32428

Office Hours 8AM-4PM

Phone: (850) 638-6203  Fax:  (850) 638-6316

Washington County Shelters

Chipley High School

1545 Brickyard Road, Chipley


Roulhac Middle School

1535 Brickyard Road, Chipley


Vernon Middle School

3190 Moss Hill Road, Vernon


Vernon High School

3232 Moss Hill Road, Vernon


To report Road Issues Call:


Washington County Public Works Dept - (850) 638-6280

Washington County Emergency Management - (850) 638-6203

Washington County Sheriff's Office - (850) 638-6111 or

*WCS from your cell phone (free call)

To report power outages, please contact

your local Power Office at one of the following numbers:


Gulf Coast Electric (850) 265-3631

Gulf Power (800) 487-6937

West Florida Electric (850) 263-3231


If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1


Washington County Road Closures




Union Hill Road at State Road 79 Intersection Temporarily Closed


Chipley, FL Union Hill Road at the intersection of State Road (S.R.) 79 will be closed beginning the week of March 14 for approximately 60 days for intersection improvements. The following detour routes have been established:


North and southbound S.R. 79 traffic wishing to access Union Hill Road will utilize Leavins Road and Pleasant Hill Road.


Travelers on Union Hill Road accessing S.R. 79 will utilize Pleasant Hill Road and Leavins Road to intersect with S.R. 79.


There will be no traffic impact to S.R. 79.


This work is part of a construction project to four-lane 20 miles of S.R. 79 from Mill Branch Bridge in Washington County to south of I-10 in Holmes County.  Motorists are reminded to pay attention to the speed limit when traveling through the construction area, watch for construction equipment entering and leaving the roadway, and to use caution when driving through work zones.


For more information, follow the Florida Department of Transportation District Three on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyFDOTNWFL.

 or www.dot.state.fl.us