Tracking Beryl: Nassau County
NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. -- We are hunkered down in the Emergency Operations Center in Nassau County on Sunday evening.
The folks here are monitoring Tropical Storm Beryl just like the rest of the area. They are prepared for any necessary action and have already staged several local areas with equipment that could be needed.
Danny Hinson is the Director of Emergency Management here in Nassau County and is cautiously optimistic about the storm tonight. He says its a unique storm because of the periodic bans of rain and wind instead of the constant barrage a hurricane would bring.
Hinson is concerned about all the phone calls they have received this afternoon about the Shave Bridge. The bridge is open and they are monitoring gusts along the structure. Right now, there are no plans to close the bridge and we're watching a computer that shows most recent gusts have been just 10 MPH.
Hinson and Nassau County have been on the phone with folks in Tallahassee and Governor Rick Scott in the last hour. He says Nassau County will have plenty of support if the area is hit hard. There are no special needs shelters open yet in Nassau County, but folks here at the EOC have been in contact with folks that could need assistance throughout the night.
If anyone in Nassau County has questions, they can call 904-548-4980.
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