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Incorporating hazard mitigation measures into your home offers multiple benefits, including:

  • Reduce risk and avoid losses from natural hazards
  • Increase the strength of your home to withstand severe weather
  • Lower insurance premiums
  • Increase your property value
  • Reduce individual costs for mitigation activities (the federal cost share for an HMGP project)

Key points to consider:

  •  FEMA 75%, Non-Federal 25%Your home must be located in an area that received a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration.
  • It is the state, tribe, or territory’s responsibility to prioritize HMGP projects and administer the program.
  • Your community must have an approved hazard mitigation plan.
  • Your community must be a participating member of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and in good standing (not on probation, suspended, or withdrawn) with the NFIP.
  • There is a cost-share requirement. FEMA generally pays up to 75 percent of the cost of the mitigation action, and the individual typically is responsible for the other 25 percent. Please check with your respective community, state, or tribe to determine your specific cost-share requirements.
  • The project must be cost-effective, technically feasible, environmentally sound, and approved by FEMA.

As an individual, you must apply through your community. You will need to meet with community officials and request that the community apply for funding on your behalf.

The local government may share information about HMGP through different outlets, such as town hall meetings, newspapers, media (radio, television, etc.), and the Internet.

This section is Expanded. Click to CollapseWork with the community to develop and submit a project application

For individuals, applying for HMGP funding is voluntary. It is critical that you communicate and engage with local community leaders, planners, and engineers, who will host public forums to:

  • Announce intent to apply
  • Continue to gather support

If you have questions about funding opportunities for mitigating future hazard impacts, click this link:  Understanding the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program as an Individual


November 7 is the last day of eligible assistance under the extended period for Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) in Florida, with participants checking out of hotels on November 8.  Information on the TSA program and participating hotels can be found at www.femaevachotels.com.


November 9 is the last day to register for IA in Florida.  The IA registration period runs for 60 days following the date of a major disaster declaration.  FEMA-4337-DR-FL was declared on Sept. 10.  Individuals can register for assistance online at www.disasterassistance.gov or call (800) 621-FEMA (3362).

November 9 is also the last day to register for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  More information can be found in the attached FAQ Sheet and at https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance.

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*  HAVE YOU BEEN TOLD YOUR HOME SUSTAINED "SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE" FROM IRMA? 
*  ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MITIGATING FUTURE FLOOD DAMAGE TO YOUR HOME?  ELEVATING OR RELOCATING THE STRUCTURE?   
*  DID YOU KNOW YOUR FLOOD INSURANCE INCLUDES ADDITIONAL "INCREASED COST OF COMPLIANCE" ALLOWANCES UP TO $30,000 JUST TO HELP YOU BRING YOUR DAMAGED HOME UP TO CURRENT BUILDING CODES? 
*  HAVE YOU CONSIDERED WORKING WITH THE COUNTY TO PURSUE "ACQUISITION AND DEMOLITION" OF THE PROPERTY TO CREATE PERMANENT GREEN SPACE AND IMPROVE DRAINAGE FOR THE COMMUNITY?  
FEMA PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE TO FUND UP TO 75% OF THE WORK - THERE ARE STATE RESOURCES, LOW-INTEREST LOANS, AND OTHER RESOURCES THAT CAN HELP HOMEOWNERS FUND THE REST!   READ MORE BELOW!

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Fraud - Frequently Asked Questions

1.      What fraud issues have arisen since Hurricane Irma?

Unfortunately, scam artists may pose as government officials, aid workers, charitable organizations, or insurance company employees.

·         Beware of individuals charging a fee to apply for disaster assistance, receive a home inspection, or install a tarp through the Blue Roof Program.  Federal workers NEVER solicit or accept money from applicants.  Federal inspectors do not charge a fee at any time to inspect your property.  

·         FEMA and the Small Business Administration will never ask you for money and will not require banking information or payment in any form.  They also do not determine eligibility or dollar amounts of assistance.

  • Beware of “robo-calls” from imposters.  If you are contacted during FEMA’s community disaster assistance outreach by auto-dialer, the ONLY phone number you should reply to is the FEMA Helpline:  800-621-3362 (FEMA).

·         There are reports of people registering for assistance using someone else’s information.  

2.      How do I know if a FEMA representative is legitimate?

  • If you’re meeting a FEMA representative in person, ask to see their identification badge.  All federal employees carry official, laminated photo IDs.  
    Shirts, hats, and jackets with a FEMA logo do not make them “official” or legitimate.

·         FEMA inspectors will ask you to verify your identity, but NOT your registration number.  Inspectors already have your FEMA registration number; keep it safe, do not share it with anyone.

·         No disaster assistance agency will ask you for money to apply or call you to ask for your financial account information.  If you’re unsure whether someone claiming to be a FEMA representative is legitimate, hang up and call the main FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 to speak about the incident.

3.      What do I do if I am unsure?

  • Do not respond to texts, phone calls, or e-mail requests seeking your personal information.  The only time you should provide personal information is when you initiate contact with FEMA at 800-621-3362 to initially apply or follow up on an application.  FEMA may call you by auto-dialer, but only to ask you to call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.
  • Ask for identification and don’t be afraid to hang up on cold callers.
  • Watch out for insurance-related scams.
  1. Notify your insurance company after a disaster and follow their instructions.
  2. Always ask to see an identification badge.

4.      If I suspect someone of committing fraud, filing a claim in my name, and/or stealing my identity, how do I report it?

  1. Call the Department of Justice's Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or email .
  2. Notify the Federal Trade Commission through their website: IdentityTheft.gov.
  3. Notify the DHS Office of Inspector General:
    1. Online at the OIG’s website www.oig.dhs.gov,
    2. By Fax to 202-254-4297, or
    3. Mail it to the DHS Office of Inspector General:  
      Mail Stop 0305; Department of Homeland Security; 245 Murray Drive SW; Washington DC  20528-0305.
    4. Call the FEMA Helpline 800-621-3362 and tell them about it. 

                                                                                      i.      If you had not previously registered for FEMA assistance, and do NOT wish to register, the original application will be locked to maintain a record of the potentially fraudulent file

                                                                                    ii.      If you had not previously registered for FEMA assistance, and DO wish to register, tell them you have not previously registered for FEMA assistance and that you wish to register.

5.      If I tried to apply, but the system said I have already applied, what should I do?

  • Contact FEMA’s Helpline at 1-800-621-3362.
  • No.  FEMA does not need to complete the investigation before you can have a new registration taken. However, FEMA will need to verify your identity.

6.      Will I need to wait until the investigation is complete before I can register for assistance?

7.      What happens when a building/repair contractor shows up and says they were sent by FEMA?

  • FEMA does NOT send building or repair contractors.  FEMA inspectors only verify damage.  FEMA does not hire or endorse contractors to fix homes or recommend repairs.

·         If someone comes to your door and says that your home is unsafe, do not believe them and do not let them in.

·         Have an engineer, architect, or the County Building Official inspect it.  An unethical contractor may actually create damage to get the work.

·         When in doubt, report any suspicious behavior to your local authorities.

8.      How do I hire a legitimate building contractor?

  • In Florida, contractors are required to be licensed by the State and carry general liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance.  Check credentials!  http://www.stateofflorida.com/business-regulation.aspx
  • Require a written contract with anyone you hire.  Be sure to read and understand the contract.  Never sign a blank contract.  
  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Many unethical contractors provide low-ball bids that seem attractive, but they are often uninsured and may charge substantial hidden or cancellation fees.
  • Never pay for work in full in advance.  The Better Business Bureau recommends consumers pay half or less of the contract price before the contractor begins repairs and the balance once the work is complete and the owner is satisfied.  Get a written receipt for every payment made.

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In Florida, disaster-related fraud can be reported to 1-855-352-7233



Volunteers are still needed to help our neighbors who are physically or financially unable to help themselves with mucking out their homes, installing roof tarps, or getting storm debris to the right-of-way for pick-up. We still have a long list of folks with needs and no other resources.
If you or your organization/church are willing to volunteer some time to help others recover from the storm, please call 548-0900.  


As of October 11th, ONLY 30 Days Remain to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance!

Homeowners and renters who suffered damage as a result of Hurricane Irma have until November 9th to register with the FEMA for federal disaster assistance.

Anyone who sustained a loss should register before the deadline even if they have insurance.


Federal disaster assistance may help eligible applicants with temporary housing, disaster-related uninsured personal property losses, medical, dental and funeral expenses, along with other disaster-related expenses and serious needs.

Survivors must register with FEMA to be considered for federal disaster assistance even if they have contacted the state, their local emergency management agency, the American Red Cross or other charitable organizations.

The quickest way to apply for federal assistance is by computer online at www.disasterassistance.gov or through a smartphone/tablet at www.fema.gov/apply-assistance.

Survivors may also apply by phone at 800-621-3362 for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service (VRS).  If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585.  Information on the registration process is available in American Sign Language at: fema.gov/medialibrary/assets/videos/111546.

Next to property and flood insurance, SBA low-interest disaster loans are the survivor’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged property.

Low-interest disaster loans from the SBA are also available to help with residential and business losses not covered by insurance.  Businesses of all sizes, homeowners, and renters may obtain information on SBA disaster loan applications by calling 800-659-2955 or online at www.SBA.gov.  
For those who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-877-8339.  They may also apply for disaster loans at www.disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.

Get more information by visiting www.FEMA.gov/IrmaFL and FEMA’s Facebook page, and by following @FEMARegion4 on Twitter.

Home Inspections Timeline:  Due to the breadth and depth of disaster activity across the country, it may take up to 30 days here in Florida for an inspector to make an appointment with a disaster survivor who has registered for assistance with home repairs or a final case review.  For reference purposes, the wait time in Texas for Hurricane Harvey survivors is 45 days.  

Disaster Unemployment

  • Disaster Unemployment helps workers whose primary incomes are lost or interrupted by a federally declared disaster.  It differs from regular state unemployment insurance because it provides benefits to people who are self-employed, farmers, loggers, and employees who work on commission.

Legal Services

  • Free legal assistance is available to low-income Florida disaster survivors in the 48 IA-designated counties who need help with home repair contracts and contractors, legal advice on landlord-tenant issues or assistance with life, medical and property insurance claims.  For more information, visit www.floridalegal.org/irma/ or call 866-550-2929

Disaster Assistance for Non-citizen Nationals

Faith-Based, Community, Volunteer, and Private Nonprofit Organizations May Be Eligible for FEMA Disaster Grants

  • Faith-based organizations, in addition to other community, volunteer, and non-profit organizations in areas eligible for the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) program as part of a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration may apply for FEMA grants to help them get back to the business of helping others. 
  • Only organizations with state or IRS tax-exempt status may be considered.  For more information about eligible essential and critical service providers, go online to FEMA.gov and reference the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide. 


Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance D-SNAP is available through the State of Florida - (Flyer is Posted Below) Apply Online at:
  www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/fff/

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

  • The Bridge Loan Program supports businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma by providing short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during the storm.  The program bridges the gap between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer-term recovery resources, such as payments on insurance claims or federal disaster assistance.
  • Applications must be completed by Oct. 31, 2017; apply at www.floridadisasterloan.org.
  • For more information, contact the Florida Small Business Development Center Network at 850-898-3489 or email e-mail.

Florida Hurricane Irma Survivors May Be Eligible for a Clean and Removal Assistance Award

  • Clean and Removal Assistance (CRA) has been approved for all designated counties in DR-4337-FL.  The award will be a one-time fixed amount of $500.00 provided under FEMA Other Needs Assistance (Other Needs Assistance).
  • Registrations must meet the specific criteria before a payment is scripted.  Eligibility requirements include:
    • The applicant's pre-disaster primary residence is located in a county that is designated for Individual Assistance, and occupancy and ownership are verified;
    • The applicant passes identity verification;
    • The applicant has at least one real property line item recorded with the Cause of Damage as Flood;
    • The applicant's home was not covered by flood or mobile home insurance at the time of the disaster; and
    • Applicants will be responsible for the removal or contracting services to remove contaminants and disinfect affected areas from disaster caused flooding.

SBA Programs:

  • Low-interest disaster loans from the SBA are available for businesses of all sizes, certain private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters.  These loans help fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to businesses and certain private nonprofits to assist with working capital needs as a direct result of the disaster.
  • SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center may be reached at 800-659-2955 (Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339).  Or visit SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster.
  • Completing an SBA application may open the door to further assistance, including additional FEMA grants.  There is no cost to apply and no obligation to accept the loan.  If approved and a survivor does not accept the loan, however, it may make them ineligible for additional Federal assistance.

Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs)

  • The mobile DRC will be open in Nassau County from 8AM to 8PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (October 11-15) 
  • The mobile DRC is located at the old NCSO property, 76001 Bobby Moore Cir in Yulee, right off SR-200/A1A.
  • Representatives from FEMA and SBA at the DRC can provide guidance regarding disaster recovery and rental resources; explain written correspondence from FEMA; inform survivors of the status of their application; make referrals to other organizations and answer questions.
  • Survivors may visit any DRC location in any county.  


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IT'S HERE! 

FEMA IS OPENING A MOBILE DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER TODAY (Tuesday, 10/10/17)
AT THE FORMER SHERIFF'S ADMIN. BUILDING OFF SR-200 IN YULEE (76001 BOBBY MOORE CIR.)  
  
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THE FEMA MOBILE DRC WILL ONLY BE HERE THROUGH SATURDAY, SO MAKE PLANS NOW TO STOP IN BEFORE THEY ARE GONE. 
APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE, CHECK YOUR DISASTER ASSISTANCE STATUS, OR FIND OUT WHAT HELP IS AVAILABLE TO NASSAU COUNTY RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY IRMA.


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State of Florida Food Assistance Benefits for Nassau County Residents affected by Irma may be available through SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) - even those who have not received "Food Stamps" before.  Families who already receive SNAP should notice their benefits arrive sooner than normal and may have an additional credit for the month to help offset losses due to the hurricane.  Questions should be directed to the Florida Department of Children and Families' Jacksonville office at 904-485-9595

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On Thursday, September 28, 2017 AmeriCorps volunteers will be arriving in Nassau County. These teams of 32 individuals will be getting ready to mobilize and assist Nassau County Citizens with muck out.

If you live in Nassau County and your house was flooded these teams can help you.   They are here to assist with cleanup,   and can help remove flooded items and debris. If you need this type of free assistance, please call the Nassau County EM at 904-548-0900 and give them your information so that we can dispatch the volunteers to help you. Again, right now they are helping with flooded homes only.

Also we have free clean up kits available for those with flooded homes so that they can clean them up. The American Red Cross is sending Nassau County Emergency Management 24 pallets of cleaning kits. (See Photo). If you need one, please call the Nassau EM at 904-548-0900 and they can tell you where to pick one up.

Need Tarps for leaky roof caused by the storm and live in Nassau County? Call 904-548-0900 and we can tell you where to pick up a free tarp for your roof. We have 2500 tarps available for free to those in need.

Any other questions or needs: Please call our Citizens information Center line and they can direct you to resources that may help. 904-548-0900.  
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APPLY FOR INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE HERE:

Individual Assistance Designation: Nassau County received a disaster declaration for Individual Assistance resulting from Irma’s impacts on Thursday September 14th at 1800 hrs. Residents who suffered damages can apply for Individual Assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

 If you do not have access to the internet, you may register by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA).  Disaster Recovery Centers will be established to assist residents but you do not have to wait until then to apply.

NOTE: BE SURE TO REFRESH YOU PAGE 
There may be additional forms of immediate assistance available to survivors in declared areas to address critical needs such as water, food, first aid, prescriptions, infant formula, diapers, consumable medical supplies, durable medical equipment, personal hygiene items, and fuel for transportation. When survivors register for assistance they will receive referrals for the programs that may be available to them.

Survivors should register online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov. If they do not have access to the internet, they may register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY). If they use 711 relay or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362 directly. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.


PLEASE HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WITH YOU TO MAKE APPLYING EASIER:
Social Security info of each person needing assistance
**If you do not have your SSN card, you can show a Medicare/Medicaid card, W2 form, or filed tax return.***
· Current and pre-disaster address with zip code
· Directions to property
· A working telephone number where FEMA can contact you
· Address where you can receive mail
· Insurance information if available
· Total household annual income
· A routing and account number from your bank (only necessary if you want to have disaster assistance funds transferred directly into your bank account)
· A description of your losses that were caused by the disaster


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DEBRIS REMOVAL:


ALL Irma Disaster Debris Cleanup Questions will be answered by the Nassau County Manager's Office.
Call the County Manager's administrative assistant, Sabrina Robertson, at Ph: (904) 530-6010 or Toll Free: (866) 474-1446

http://www.thecountyinsider.com/
NOTE: BE SURE TO REFRESH YOU PAGE 

9/12/17 @ 7:00 p.m. - Due to the State of Emergency issued prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irma, the County will be able to hire a contractor to provide debris removal from county maintained roads...
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Well Water Testing is Available: Get information Here:
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State Housing Initiative Partnership Funding Available to Aid in Disaster Relief for Low-Income Families:
See attached photo from The Nassau County Manager's Office web page at http://www.thecountyinsider.com/. ( Be sure you refresh your page .)
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DSAT TEAMS WILL BE IN NASSAU COUNTY TOMORROW 9/22/2017

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Disaster Survival Assistance Teams (DSAT) will be arriving in Nassau County TOMORROW.
These teams will be doing door to door canvassing of areas affected by Hurricane Irma. They
will have identification on them and the Nassau EM will post information as to the areas they are
traveling to, as soon as that information becomes available. 

DSAT provides information directly to survivors by canvassing the community door-to-door. DSAT
brings information to locations where citizens 
frequent, so that everyone in the community has
 equal access and understanding of the assistance process.
DSAT circulates information on how to register with FEMA for disaster aid, the location and operation
 hours of Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC), and mitigation options. All other information is dependent
on the event that has taken place. For example, during a flooding event, DSAT may hand out information
 on water damage and mold prevention.
Examples of varying FEMA identification is posted below. Please note, if you are unsure if a person
is a legitimate FEMA DSAT representative or not and need verification, you call the Nassau County
Sheriff's Office Non -Emergency line at 904-225-5174


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 9/21/2017 : Free Bottled Water is being handed out again today and tomorrow until 8pm at the Callahan Fairgrounds.

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Barnabus will be distributing free food at the Callahan Fairgrounds: Read their Facebook post below for details:

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POWER OUTAGE UPDATE  9/19/2017 10:45 AM

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NEED WATER? You can pick up bottled water for FREE at the Callahan Fairgrounds today from 10 AM-8PM 9/19/2017. ADDRESS:543378 US-1, Callahan, FL 32011

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FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY IN CALLAHAN TODAY 9/19/2017 UNTIL GONE

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FREE ITEMS TO THOSE IN NEED WILL BE HANDED OUT IN CALLAHAN TODAY
LOCATION: Crossroads Family Worship Center youth building, located between Schwend Insurance and the old Huddle House
SEE DETAILS BELOW:
HURRICANE RELIEF SUPPLIES are rolling into Callahan THIS Monday morning Sept 18th. CONVOY OF HOPE, The disaster relief arm of the Assemblies of God, are sending 2 semi trucks loaded with GROCERIES, TOILETRIES and WATER
Relief items will be distributed from the Crossroads Family... Worship Center youth building, located between Schwend Insurance and the old Huddle House.
TODAY
TUESDAY: 9am to 5pm (or until all given away)
HOW YOU CAN HELP: A small army of volunteers are needed to assist with the distribution. Those willing to give some time to this incredible outreach to our community can message me on FB or email
or Pastor Rick from Crossroads
TELL YOUR FRIENDS, Church members, Groups, Clubs. There are still a great number of folks with out power. If you can pickup and distribute these to your friends and neighbors, We would sure appreciate it.



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                             NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09/18/2017

Nassau County Emergency Management
Contact: Dave Richardson
(904) 548-0945 or (904) 654-5858
email:
Facebook: NassauEM
twitter: @NassauEM

Initial Damage Estimates Reach $9 million in Nassau County from Irma Nassau County Director of Emergency Management Billy Estep says preliminary damage assessments to residential and business structures, including public facilities in the county, have topped $9 million dollars.

 Estep says these estimates do NOT include all flooded structures. Estep says there are still some areas within the county that are not accessible. Estep says as a result, damage estimates will likely be significantly higher.

While these numbers are preliminary, Estep says 132 structures are included in the damage assessments. Ten (10) structures are affected (light damage), 92 minor (need repairs) and 30 major (greater than 50% damage).

 Estep says the Red Cross will conduct a canvass of homes in the coming days that will eventually be verified by FEMA. Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams will also canvass door-to-door and verify Nassau County preliminary estimates. DSAT helps survivors sign up for individual assistance and other federal programs. Estep says those FEMA teams are in route to Nassau County. Once FEMA has verified the county’s numbers, Disaster Recovery Centers will be set-up in the coming days. Estep says the Nassau Emergency Management will keep residents informed to when and where those centers will be established.

 Additional updates:
• There are two roads that remained closed in Nassau County: 1) Crawford Rd. dirt portion between Thomas Creek and highway 301, 2) Stokes Road bridge awaiting inspection.

 • One shelter remains open; Hilliard First Baptist Church with 8 occupants.

 • Power outages: Florida Public Utility has restored power to 100% of its customers on Amelia Island, FPL reports, as of 2pm, 94% of its customers have had service restored, leaving 1,920 customers without power and OREMC says it has restored power to all of its customers on the west side of the county.

 • Individual Assistance Designation: Nassau County received a disaster declaration for Individual Assistance resulting from Irma’s impacts on Thursday September 14th at 6pm. Residents who suffered damages can apply for Individual Assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. If you do not have access to the internet, you may register by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA). Disaster Recovery Centers will be established to assist residents but you do not have to wait until then to apply.

• Debris removal began this morning in the county and will continue until all debris has been picked up. Residents can find the schedule and locations at this link: http://www.thecountyinsider.com/home/storm-debris-removalfor-county-maintained-roads-to-begin-on-monday-september-18thand two-debris-drop-off-locations-established.

 * Any media outlet that would like to schedule an interview with Director Estep tomorrow, contact me by phone or email and I will get it arranged for you.
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***DSAT TEAMS ARE ARRIVING SOON***

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Disaster Survival Assistance Teams (DSAT) will be arriving in Nassau County soon. These teams will be doing door to door canvassing of areas affected by Hurricane Irma

The Disaster Survivor Assistance Team (DSAT) is utilized once there is a presidential declaration. After a disaster, survivors require knowledge on how best to begin the recovery process and ways to obtain assistance. DSAT provides information directly to survivors by canvassing the community door-to-door. DSAT brings information to locations where citizens frequent, so that everyone in the community has equal access and understanding of the assistance process. Along with providing survivors with information, FEMA and FDEM DSAT Counterparts register survivors for FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program and conduct individual case status visits door-to-door. The number of DSAT workers assigned to any given territory will vary depending on such factors as the extent of damage, population density, and other demographics such as special needs populations.

While DSAT’s primary goal is to inform survivors about the recovery process, DSAT teams also collect information that can aid the community. DSAT will often identify unmet needs and areas of concern in the community because they are in the field with the people everyday. This information assists other areas of Recovery to ensure that all of the needs of the community are met.

DSAT circulates information on how to register with FEMA for disaster aid, the location and operation hours of Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC), and mitigation options. All other information is dependent on the event that has taken place. For example, during a flooding event, DSAT may hand out information on water damage and mold prevention.



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UTILITY COMPANY UPDATE 9/18/17 2:40 PM:

Utility Restoration Update:  The Nassau County utility companies are continuing to work on the power outage issues and have restored power to most of the area residents.  As of Today, FPL reports that  94 % of power has been restored to customers and that there are still 1290 homes are without power.   FPU and Okefenokee report that they have power restored to 100 % of their customers. Despite these achievements, there are still a number of individuals needing power restoration.  While Nassau County has no control over these private entities, the power companies are continuing to be cooperative and keep the Nassau EM informed of the situation.

Please note that if you have called in to report your outage issues, the power companies are still actively working to restore power to you.  Remaining power issues are being worked on, but it may take more time because these remaining issues are more complex due to significant damage. They are doing everything that can to get power restored to the remaining customers.

To report a power outage call: FPU 904-261-3663 FPL 1-800-468-8243 or visit www.FPL.com Okefenokee Rural Electric call 904-845-7477 PRESS 1 or www.oremc.com


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** DONT FALL FOR CONTRACTOR SCAMS AND OTHER SCAMS***


A frequent problem after a disaster is “fly-by-night” contractors who take deposits before starting work or who take final payment before finishing the job.
Service scams all have the same target: your wallet!

Be cautious of repair businesses or individuals who:

Solicit door-to-door,
Arrive in unmarked vehicles,
Have a post office box or temporary address,
Claim they are from another county or state and are in the area solely to help disaster victims, or
Claim that they were doing work in the area and noticed that your home needed repairs.
Protect Yourself from Service/Contractor Scams
Follow these tips to protect yourself:

If your home is in need of repair, you should get at least three itemized estimates. Check each contractor’s address, license and complaint history by calling the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) at (850) 487-1395 or by visiting DBPR's website.
Never agree to a cash-only deal. Ask for a written estimate and inspect the terms carefully before signing and agreeing to any offer.
Remember that honest contractors earn the majority of their business through referrals from satisfied customers. They don't have to travel door-to-door to find business.
Ask contractors to justify their bids by listing the work/materials that are included. This allows you to make valid comparisons between estimates.


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NASSAU COUNTY UPDATE SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 11:18AM

UNMET NEEDS OR QUESTIONS:

If you have any questions or concerns not addressed, please contact our Citizens Information Center at 1-904-548-0900. Call takers will log in your call and do their best to assist you by linking you to the appropriate resources that may provide you with the assistance or information you need.

NASSAU COUNTY SCHOOLS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES UPDATE:

All Nassau County schools are open and all Nassau County Government offices have resumed normal business operations.

SHELTER UPDATE THERE IS ONE SHELTER OPEN:

All school shelters in Nassau County are closed and the Journey Church shelter closed this morning.

There is still one shelter operating in Nassau County for those that need one. This shelter has been established on the west side of the county at Hilliard First Baptist Church located at 15850 CR 108 in Hilliard, Florida. The shelter is open and can accept the general population, Special Needs populations and is pet friendly

UTILITY COMPANY UPDATE:

Utility Restoration Update:  The Nassau County utility companies are continuing to work on the power outage issues and have restored power to most of the area residents.  As of Today, FPL reports that  91 % of power has been restored to customers and that there are still 1890 homes are without power.  Despite these achievements, there are still a number of individuals needing power restoration.  While Nassau County has no control over these private entities, the power companies are continuing to be cooperative and keep the Nassau EM informed of the situation.

Please note that if you have called in to report your outage issues, the power companies are still actively working to restore power to you.  Remaining power issues are being worked on, but it may take more time because these remaining issues are more complex due to significant damage. They are doing everything that can to get power restored to the remaining customers.

To report a power outage call: FPU 904-261-3663 FPL 1-800-468-8243 or visit www.FPL.com Okefenokee Rural Electric call 904-845-7477 PRESS 1 or www.oremc.com

APPLY FOR INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE HERE:

Individual Assistance Designation: Nassau County received a disaster declaration for Individual Assistance resulting from Irma’s impacts on Thursday September 14th at 1800 hrs. Residents who suffered damages can apply for Individual Assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

 If you do not have access to the internet, you may register by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA).  Disaster Recovery Centers will be established to assist residents but you do not have to wait until then to apply.

There may be additional forms of immediate assistance available to survivors in declared areas to address critical needs such as water, food, first aid, prescriptions, infant formula, diapers, consumable medical supplies, durable medical equipment, personal hygiene items, and fuel for transportation. When survivors register for assistance they will receive referrals for the programs that may be available to them.

Survivors should register online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov. If they do not have access to the internet, they may register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY). If they use 711 relay or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362 directly. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

INSURANCE:

Insurance is the first line of defense against damage to your home or business after a disaster.  Contact your insurance agent immediately to learn about your insurance policies and their coverage. If survivors also have National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood insurance and suffered damage during the recent floods, they can contact their agent or call 1-800-621-3362 – select option 2 – to learn more about their policy.

FEMA TRANSITIONAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE INFORMATION:

Multiple immediate assistance and short-term housing options are available to support survivors in building a bridge to recovery:

FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA). Focused on sheltering as an immediate priority, FEMA is making Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) available to eligible survivors in the state of Florida, who are unable to return to their pre-disaster primary residence because their home is either uninhabitable or inaccessible. TSA provides disaster survivors with a short-term stay in a hotel or motel.

Through direct payments to lodging providers, TSA is intended to reduce the number of disaster survivors in shelters by transitioning survivors into short-term accommodations.

Eligible survivors can find the list of TSA-approved hotels on www.DisasterAssistance.gov, and click on the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) Program – Participating Hotel List link. If internet access is unavailable, the FEMA Helpline (1-800-621-3362) can assist with locating a participating property. Survivors should contact the hotel directly to secure a hotel room prior to traveling to the hotel.

FEMA RENTAL ASSISTANCE:

Rental Assistance. Assistance through FEMA’s Individual and Households Program may be available to eligible applicants to secure temporary housing while repairs are being made to the pre-disaster primary residence, or while transitioning to permanent housing while applicant survivor is displaced from their primary residence.

TEMPORARY BLUE ROOFS:

Temporary Blue Roofs. The recent hurricane has left many homeowners with damaged roofs, which can take time to repair. In order to mitigate additional damage that could result from rain, homeowners can have plastic sheeting installed over the damaged area by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Currently the USACE, FEMA, and local officials in disaster designated areas are conducting assessments for this program. Additional information will be available in the coming days on how to access this type of assistance, but the first step is registering with FEMA for federal assistance.

DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE:

Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available for Florida residents whose jobs were affected by Hurricane Irma, specifically those who live or work in the counties included in the major disaster declaration. This may include people not normally eligible for unemployment benefits, such as self-employed persons and farm-workers. They can apply for unemployment benefits online at Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity.

DISASTER DISTRESS HELPLINE:

Disaster Distress Helpline. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990) remains open 24/7 for free help coping with the stress of the storm. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.

SMALL BUSINESS LOANS TO HELP REPAIR FLOOD RELATED DAMAGE TO HOME OR BUSINESS:

Loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA) may be available to help repair flood-related damage to your home or business and replace personal property. The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans of up to $200,000 to repair a primary residence, up to $40,000 for homeowners and renters to replace personal property, and up to $2 million to businesses and most private non-profits for physical damage and economic injury needs as a result of the disaster. Survivors need to register with FEMA first to determine their eligibility for any federal assistance that may be available.

FORECLOSURE RELIEF:

Immediate Foreclosure Relief from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) may be available for Florida and Puerto Rico residents in disaster-designated areas. HUD is granting a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures and forbearance on foreclosures of Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured home mortgages. HUD is also offering longer-term recovery assistance to survivors and impacted communities. For more information, visit HUD’s website.

GRANT FUNDS INFORMATION:

Grant Funds Available: State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) funds are available to aid in disaster relief for low-income families. Executive Order 17-235, signed by Florida Governor Rick Scott on September 4, allows local governments to use available funds to carry out disaster relief activities. Nassau County residents in need of emergency assistance for damages related to Hurricane Irma may qualify for up to $5,000 in grant funds to protect their homes from further damage. Activities such as tree removal, cleaning services, water extraction, roof repairs, and the payment of insurance deductibles are eligible.  Call the SHIP office staring Monday, September 18 at (904) 530-6020 to apply.   

WATER UPDATE TO THOSE WITH WELLS FLOODED DURING HURRICANE IRMA:

Boil Water Notice: Due to flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Irma, The Florida Department of Health in Nassau County (FDOH) is advising any residents with flooded water wells to take precautions against contaminated water. If your well has been covered with flood water, your water may contain disease causing organisms and may not be safe to drink.  Water for bathing, washing dishes, or cooking should be brought to a rapid boil for at least one minute prior to use.  For more information contact FDOH/Nassau or visit www.floridahealth.gov.


What to do if a Lift Station Fails: Emergency responders are concerned about the possibility of lift station failures in Nassau County. When a lift station fails sewage may back up into you home. If a sewage back up occurs, stay out of the affected areas and keep children away. If your entire home has been saturated, abandon the home until all affected areas have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.  If sewage overflows into open areas or streets, avoid these areas and do not let children play nearby. For more information call the Florida Department of Health in Nassau County at (904) 875-6100.     

YARD DEBRIS BURNING INFORMATION:

Yard Debris Burning: is allowed in Nassau County, excluding the City of Fernandina Beach. Residents should burn only clean, dry wood (no household garbage, construction debris or treated lumber). Yard debris piles must be less than 8 feet in diameter and placed on bare dirt to prevent flames from spreading. The pile must be positioned 25 feet from your home, 25 feet from wildlands, and 150 feet from your neighbor’s home and 50 feet from any paved public road.  Begin burning after 9 am and all flames must be completely extinguished one hour before sunset.  Wet wood will produce more smoke and may cause a nuisance to neighbors, especially if their electricity has not been restored and their windows are open. Please be courteous when burning yard debris.  Call the Florida Forest Service for more information at (904) 266-8351.  

VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED TO HELP RESIDENTS REMOVE TREES

Volunteers Needed: Many families have been impacted by Hurricane Irma. The expense for tree removal may be more than many can afford. We are looking for volunteers who have experience in using power saws and are willing to donate their time using their own saws to assist their Nassau County neighbors.  If you are willing and able to help, please call the Nassau County Emergency Operations Center at (904) 548-0900. 

DEBRIS PICK UP INFORMATION:

All answers regarding Irma storm debris pickup can be found in the article below.

http://www.thecountyinsider.com/home/storm-debris-removal-for-county-maintained-roads-to-begin-on-monday-september-18th-and-two-debris-drop-off-locations-established

You may also contact the County Manager's Office at

Phone: (904) 530-6010 or Toll-Free: (866) 474-1446

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HURRICANE RELIEF SUPPLIES are rolling into Callahan THIS Monday morning Sept 18th. CONVOY OF HOPE, The disaster relief arm of the Assemblies of God, are sending... 2 semi trucks loaded with GROCERIES, CLEANING SUPPLIES , TOILETRIES and WATER

Relief items will be distributed from the Crossroads Family Worship Center youth building, located between Schwend Insurance and the old Huddle House on Sept 18 and 19th 

MONDAY: Noon to 6pm
TUESDAY: 9am to 5pm (or until all given away)

HOW YOU CAN HELP: A small army of volunteers are needed to assist with the distribution. Those willing to give some time to this incredible outreach to our community can message me on FB or email
or Pastor Rick from Crossroads

TELL YOUR FRIENDS, Church members, Groups, Clubs. There are still a great number of folks with out power. If you can pickup and distribute these to your friends and neighbors, We would sure appreciate it.

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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09/15/2017



Nassau County Hurricane Irma Update 


Utility Restoration Update: Florida Public Utilities has restored power to all but 38 homes and are actively working to restore power to the last 1 percent of their customers.  Okefenokee Rural Electric has restored power to all but 950 customers and are actively working to reconnect the last 13 percent of their customers. Florida Power and Light has restored power to 76 percent of their customers and is actively working to restore the remaining 7,000 customers in Nassau County. A special team is in place today to assist. 
To report a power outage call: FPU 904-261-3663 FPL 1-800-468-8243 or visit www.FPL.com Okefenokee Rural Electric call 904-845-7477 PRESS 1 or www.oremc.com 

Individual Assistance Designation: Nassau County has now received a disaster declaration for Individual Assistance resulting from Irma’s impacts. Residents who suffered damages can apply for Individual Assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. If you do not have access to the internet, you may register by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA).  Disaster Recovery Centers will be established to assist residents but you do not have to wait until then to apply. 

Grant Funds Available: State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) funds are available to aid in disaster relief for low-income families. Executive Order 17-235, signed by Florida Governor Rick Scott on September 4, allows local governments to use available funds to carry out disaster relief activities. Nassau County residents in need of emergency assistance for damages related to Hurricane Irma may qualify for up to $5,000 in grant funds to protect their homes from further damage. Activities such as tree removal, cleaning services, water extraction, roof repairs, and the payment of insurance deductibles are eligible.  Call the SHIP office staring Monday, September 18 at (904) 530-6020 to apply.    

Boil Water Notice: Due to flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Irma, The Florida Department of Health in Nassau County (FDOH) is advising any residents with flooded water wells to take precautions against contaminated water. If your well has been covered with flood water, your water may contain disease causing organisms and may not be safe to drink.  Water for bathing, washing dishes, or cooking should be brought to a rapid boil for at least one minute prior to use.  For more information contact FDOH/Nassau or visit www.floridahealth.gov  
What to do if a Lift Station Fails: Emergency responders are concerned about the possibility of lift station failures in Nassau County. When a lift station fails sewage may back up into you home. If a sewage back up occurs, stay out of the affected areas and keep children away. If your entire home has been saturated, abandon the home until all affected areas have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.  If sewage overflows into open areas or streets, avoid these areas and do not let children play nearby. For more information call the Florida Department of Health in Nassau County at (904) 875-6100.      

Yard Debris Burning: is allowed in Nassau County, excluding the City of Fernandina Beach. Residents should burn only clean, dry wood (no household garbage, construction debris or treated lumber). Yard debris piles must be less than 8 feet in diameter and placed on bare dirt to prevent flames from spreading. The pile must be positioned 25 feet from your home, 25 feet from wildlands, and 150 feet from your neighbor’s home and 50 feet from any paved public road.  Begin burning after 9 am and all flames must be completely extinguished one hour before sunset.  Wet wood will produce more smoke and may cause a nuisance to neighbors, especially if their electricity has not been restored and their windows are open. Please be courteous when burning yard debris.  Call the Florida Forest Service for more information at (904) 266-8351.   


Volunteers Needed: Many families have been impacted by Hurricane Irma. The expense for tree removal may be more than many can afford. We are looking for volunteers who have experience in using power saws and are willing to donate their time using their own saws to assist their Nassau County neighbors.  If you are willing and able to help, please call the Nassau County Emergency Operations Center at (904) 548-0900.  

Damage assessment drone footage shot on Thursday, September 14, 2017 after 3:00 pm can be viewed here:  https://www.facebook.com/NassauEM/

Road Closure Update: Thursday, September 15, 2017 as of 3:00 pm
Crawford Road from CR121 to US 301 REASON: Road washed out in multiple locations
Fouracre Circle at Lem Turner REASON:Flooded
Roses Bluff Road from Bell River Estates Road to the end REASON: Flooding
Stokes Road from Brittany Lane to the St Mary’s River REASON: Bridge under water
Tom Crawford Road from SR2 to the end REASON:Flooding



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 FYI: A shelter has been established on the west side
 of the county at Hilliard First Baptist Church located
 at 15850 CR 108 in Hilliard, Florida. The shelter
 opened Thursday, September 14 at 1:00 pm and can
 accept general population, Special Needs populations
 and is pet friendly.   
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Nassau County Residents can now apply for FEMA assistance: See link to Apply at:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4337
Amendment No. 6


Date of Notice: ...
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Billing Code 9111-23-P

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency
[Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-4337-DR]
[Docket ID FEMA-2017-0001]
Florida; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA-4337-DR), dated September 10, 2017, and related determinations.
DATE: This amendment was issued September 14, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency ManageĀ­ment Agency, 500 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2833.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Florida is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of September 10, 2017.

Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy, Nassau, Suwannee, and Union Counties for Individual Assistance (already designated for debris removal and emergency protective measures [Categories A and B], including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program).

The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance - Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050 Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households - Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants - Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant.

Brock Long,
Administrator,
Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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Be Safe in Flooded Areas! Water may continue to rise for weeks - if you notice water rising, evacuate so you don't become a "rescue victim"

All answers regarding Irma storm debris pickup can be found in the article below.

http://www.thecountyinsider.com/home/storm-debris-removal-for-county-maintained-roads-to-begin-on-monday-september-18th-and-two-debris-drop-off-locations-established

You may also contact the County Manager's Office
at
Ph: (904) 530-6010 or Toll-Free: (866) 474-1446


Journey Church is Serving as Nassau County's Special Needs, Pet-Friendly, Temporary Housing Solution for Residents 

Now that Nassau County's Emergency Public Shelters have closed so that schools can prepare to reopen, The Journey Church in Yulee (official address is 95707 Amelia Concourse, 32034) has opened to support Emergency Management and house any and all residents who evacuated and have been unable to return home or who still don't have power and need a dry safe place to stay temporarily.  Emergency Management will arrange transportation for evacuees who were transported to public shelters during the storm and returned home but have now decided they can't stay in their homes.  
Residents can go directly to The Journey Church or Call the Emergency Operations Center 904-548-0900 for Assistance!  


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Florida Emergency Information Line -- 800-342-3557 The Florida Emergency Information Line (FEIL) is a toll-free hotline activated at the time of an emergency to provide an additional resource for those in Florida to receive accurate and up-to-date information regarding an emergency or disaster situation impacting the State of Florida. FEIL line is currently activated and available 24 hours/7 days a week. Florida Businesses are encouraged to enter their pre and post storm information in the Florida Virtual Business EOC at www.FLVBEOC.org _____________________________________________________________ http://www.floridadisaster.org/Recovery/IndividualAssistance/FAQ.html All Counties have received disaster declarations for Categories A and B (emergency protective actions and disaster debris removal) federal assistance as a result of Irma’s impacts. Counties are still being added to the declarations for additional Categories. Residents should not wait to file with FEMA. Residents who suffered damages from the storm may register now, and when the county is later included in the declaration, the application will be processed automatically. Residents are also encouraged to download the FEMA App to begin the registration process. Apply for assistance by registering with FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. If residents do not have access to the internet, they can register by calling: 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA) Or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY); for 711 Relay or Video Relay Service call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
Here are some of the issues our responders are addressing
Updated Road Closures
Closed Janice Lem Turner and Lisa Drive 09/13/2017 12:54:36
Closed Catherine Ave Cynthia and Lisa Drive 09/13/2017 11:01:58
Closed Cynthia Avenue Janice and Catherine 09/13/2017 11:03:33
Closed Lee Stoner Marlee Rd to end of Lee Stoner 09/13/2017 12:55:46 Closed Crawford Road CR 121 Crawford Rd dirt portion US 301 09/13/2017 14:31:41
Closed Art Wilson Ln 09/13/2017 13:05:26
Closed Goodbread Rd 09/13/2017 12:54:16
Closed Beacon Rd 09/13/2017 13:12:38
Closed Middle Rd Haddock and Crawford 09/13/2017 12:57:59
Closed Kings Ferry and Dahoma 09/13/2017 12:55:00
Closed Pages Dairy and Ezell Rd 09/13/2017 12:59:00
Closed Lem Turner and 5th Ave 09/13/2017 13:47:59
Closed Blackrock Rd and Green Pine 09/13/2017 13:55:13


http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Consumer-Resources/Scams-and-Fraud/Service-Contractor-Scams

A frequent problem after a disaster is “fly-by-night” contractors who take deposits before starting work or who take final payment before finishing the job.  
Service scams all have the same target:  your wallet!

Be cautious of repair businesses or individuals who:

  • Solicit door-to-door,
  • Arrive in unmarked vehicles,
  • Have a post office box or temporary address,
  • Claim they are from another county or state and are in the area solely to help disaster victims, or
  • Claim that they were doing work in the area and noticed that your home needed repairs.

Protect Yourself from Service/Contractor Scams

Follow these tips to protect yourself:

  • If your home is in need of repair, you should get at least three itemized estimates.  Check each contractor’s address, license and complaint history by calling the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) at (850) 487-1395 or by visiting DBPR's website.
  • Never agree to a cash-only deal.  Ask for a written estimate and inspect the terms carefully before signing and agreeing to any offer.
  • Remember that honest contractors earn the majority of their business through referrals from satisfied customers.  They don't have to travel door-to-door to find business.
  • Ask contractors to justify their bids by listing the work/materials that are included.  This allows you to make valid comparisons between estimates.

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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09/12/2017


Nassau County Emergency Management  

Contact:  Dave Richardson  

(904) 548-0945 or (904) 654-5858

email:

Facebook:  NassauEM

Twitter:  @NassauEM



Damage Assessments Underway

Road Closures Update

Shelters Downsizing, Preparing for Closure

Reports continue to come in following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The following roads remained closed in Nassau County due to flooding and downed trees:

  • Pages Dairy Road at Lofton Creek Bridge             Flooding
  • Conner Cutoff Road at Dog Gone Trail                  Impassable/Barricaded
  • Seymore Point Road                                                 Downed Tree
  • Cortez Road                                                               Flooding
  • Davis Road                                                                 Flooding
  • Middle Road Haddock/Crawford                              Downed Tree
  • Kings Ferry & Dahoma                                             Downed Tree
  • Kings Ferry Bridge                                                   Downed Tree
  • 453322 Old Dixie Hwy                                             Downed Tree
  • Pages Dairy & Ezell Lane                                         Downed Tree
  • 1900 Clinch Drive                                                     Downed Tree
  • N 17th & Atlantic                                                        Downed Tree
  • S 14th & Amelia Parkway                                          Downed Tree
  • Blackrock Road & Green Pine                                 Downed Tree
  • Amelia Island Parkway & Fletcher                          Downed Tree
  • First Coast Hwy & Scott Road                                  Downed Tree/Power Line
  • 96050 Marsh Lakes Drive                                       Downed Tree
  • Lem Turner & 5th Avenue                                        Downed Tree
  • 3610 Via Del Mar                                                      Downed Tree
  • Orange Street from Alma to 4th Street                    Erosion
  • Petree Road                                                               Downed Tree/Power Line

The Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport remains closed until further notice.

County Court and Schools will remain closed until Thursday. 

Four shelters remain open but continue to depopulate:

  • Callahan Intermediate                                              Closed
  • Bryceville Elementary                                              4 remain
  • Callahan Middle                                                         110 remain
  • Hilliard                                                                       26 remain
  • Hilliard Middle-Senior Special Needs                     82 remain

A survey is underway to determine gas supplies in Nassau County and we will update that information separately before noon.

Power outages continue in Nassau County, particularly on Amelia Island.  As of 8am, this morning, FPL reported more than 15,000 without power, mostly west of the intracoastal waterway.  Florida Public Utilities, which supplies all power needs to Amelia Island, reports there is NO power due to major transmission line damage. Okefenokee Power also reports a down transmission line impacting more than 5,000 customers in Nassau.

We will supply an updated report early this afternoon following a noon damage assessment tour by the Director of Emergency Management, Billy Estep.

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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09/10/2017


Nassau County Emergency Management

Contact:  Dave Richardson

(904) 548-0945 or (904) 654-5858

E-mail:  

Facebook:  NassauEM

Twitter:  @NassauEM


CURFEW ISSUED FOR NASSAU COUNTY

The Nassau County Manager, on behalf of the Nassau County Board of Commissioners, the Director of Emergency Management, and the Sheriff, has issued a curfew, to include pedestrian and vehicular movement, beginning tonight (9/10/17) at 6pm through 8am daily until cancelled or terminated, as a result of the impact of Hurricane Irma on Nassau County.


Persons in Nassau County are to remain in their homes or inside a shelter during the curfew unless they are an essential County employee, County official, Fire/Rescue employee, Sheriff’s Deputy, authorized utility employee, County medical officer, authorized hospital employee, authorized contract debris employee, a State or Federal official, or an authorized person pursuant to approval issued directly by the County Manager, Sheriff, or Director of Emergency Management.


Persons who refuse to comply are subject to imprisonment not to exceed sixty (60) days in jail and/or a fine not to exceed five-hundred dollars ($500.00).



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Use this link to download a PDF version of our Citizen's Disaster Preparedness Guide or stop by the EOC in the Nassau County Public Safety Complex for a free copy.

Nassau’s Mass Notification S
ystem lets public safety officials rapidly warn the population about local dangers (e.g. Road Closures, Power Outages, Severe Weather, Flash Floods, Active Assailant).

Residents, businesses, and visitors who want to receive local emergency alerts must "Opt-In" via the Citizen Alerts website and provide personal contact information.

Interested in preparedness, mitigation, or volunteering after an emergency?  
  • Want to become a certified StormSpotter or Amateur Radio Emergency Services Tech
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We have plenty of free programs - call us to find out more!  
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Closed  Janice  Lem Turner and Lisa Drive 09/13/2017 12:54:36  
Closed  Catherine Ave Cynthia and Lisa Drive 09/13/2017 11:01:58 
Closed  Cynthia Avenue Janice and Catherine 09/13/2017 11:03:33        
Closed  Lee Stoner Marlee Rd to end of Lee Stoner 09/13/2017 12:55:46        
Closed  Crawford Road CR 121 Crawford Rd dirt portion US301 end 09/13/2017 14:31:41 
Closed  Art Wilson Ln  09/13/2017 13:05:26
Closed  Goodbread Rd  09/13/2017 12:54:16
Closed  Beacon Rd 09/13/2017  13:12:38
Closed  Middle Rd Haddock and Crawford 09/13/2017 12:57:59
Closed  Kings Ferry and Dahoma 09/13/2017 12:55:00
Closed  Pages Dairy and Ezell Rd 09/13/2017 12:59:00
Closed  Lem Turner and 5th Ave 09/13/2017 13:47:59
Closed  Blackrock Rd and Green Pine 09/13/2017 13:55:13
Closed  Janice  Lem Turner and Lisa Drive 09/13/2017 12:54:36  
Closed  Catherine Ave Cynthia and Lisa Drive 09/13/2017 11:01:58 
Closed  Cynthia Avenue Janice and Catherine 09/13/2017 11:03:33        
Closed  Lee Stoner Marlee Rd to end of Lee Stoner 09/13/2017 12:55:46        
Closed  Crawford Road CR 121 Crawford Rd dirt portion US301 end 09/13/2017 14:31:41 
Closed  Art Wilson Ln  09/13/2017 13:05:26
Closed  Goodbread Rd  09/13/2017 12:54:16
Closed  Beacon Rd 09/13/2017  13:12:38
Closed  Middle Rd Haddock and Crawford 09/13/2017 12:57:59
Closed  Kings Ferry and Dahoma 09/13/2017 12:55:00
Closed  Pages Dairy and Ezell Rd 09/13/2017 12:59:00
Closed  Lem Turner and 5th Ave 09/13/2017 13:47:59
Closed  Blackrock Rd and Green Pine 09/13/2017 13:55:13

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