Inclement Weather Plan

In the event of an emergency or inclement weather, a tropical storm or hurricane, the Walton County School District will announce school closings on this website, local radio, and television news media.

Additional Resources


How can I get more information about a storm's impact on Walton County?

Emergency information will be posted to the Walton County Emergency Management Facebook page (, on their Twitter (@WaltonCountyEM) and to their webpage (during a large disaster).

Who would implement an evacuation in Walton County if needed?

Walton County Emergency Management in DeFuniak Springs, Florida (the county seat).

How long is Walton County's evacuation time?

We evacuate based on storm surge and not wind speed. That being said, evacuation times can change based upon the predicted storm surge.

image of evacation zones a through e. zone a surge height is up to 5 feet and evacuation clearance time is 14.5; evacuation zone e surge height is 14 to 19 feet and greater-evacuation clearance time is 31.5