As Tropical Storm Ian impacts Northeast Florida, Nassau County officials have provided residents with the following information to prepare for the storm.
The following information was provided by Nassau County:
The Emergency Operations Call Center is ready to answer storm-related questions at 904-548-0900. Information related to the storm can be found at www.OneNassau.com. For the latest storm information, follow us on our social media - Facebook and Twitter.
September 29, 2022 afternoon update:
Nassau County Emergency Management and Sheriff Bill Leeper held a news conference at 3:30 p.m. to resident questions and issue caution.
Nassau County officials reminded residents that zones A and D are under mandatory evacuation orders. Flooding has already started and is expected to get worse throughout the night with high tide. Tropical storm force winds and power outages are expected.
There is still some time to evacuate during low tide, and crews are actively working to clear roadways and fix traffic lights so that people can get out. However, travelers are warned that traffic lights are out, and drivers are told to use caution.
Residents that decide not to leave are told first responders may not be able to reach them if conditions aren’t safe.
Sheriff Leeper also made it clear that he will not tolerate looters and that his deputies are out watching for criminal activity despite the storm.
Evacuation zones A and D are in effect this morning. Emergency management is asking that everyone be out by 8 a.m. Thursday. Sheltering information will be released within the next few hours.
Nassau County is unable to tell residents when they will be able to return, as that will depend on damages from the storm and associated assessments deeming it’s safe to return. Upon returning to Nassau County, please have identification available. This will ensure you don’t have any issues returning to your home. If your identification card doesn’t include your home address, please ensure you have some sort of documentation that confirms your address (deed, utility bill, property tax bill, etc.).
Nassau County Schools are closed from Wednesday to Friday. All after school activities are also cancelled due to incumbent weather. All city commission meetings have been cancelled this week as well.
Sandbags will be offered at the following pick up locations:
- Yulee Road Dept. Yard - 86200 Gene Lasserre Blvd., Yulee, FL 32097
- Hilliard Road Dept. Yard - 37356 Pea Farm Road, Hilliard, FL 32046
They will be open until 7 p.m. All bags will be prefilled. There will be no self-fill.
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