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This weekend (23-24 September) a FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Team(DSAT) will be reaching out to
the community 
in the vicinity of Old Nassauville Road in support of Hurricane Irma. They will assist anyone who
has not applied for federal assistance to do so.

Also this weekend Eldersource will be in the areas along Harts Road in order to determine those senior citizens
who need assistance so that their needs are documented.


Contact the County Public Works' Road & Bridge office regarding the availability of sand and bags.  Their toll-free number is 877-588-6860



Nassau County Emergency Management  

Contact:  Dave Richardson  

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


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 Haddoc/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.

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.




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).




We want you to Be Prepared, Not Scared!  Have a Plan - where will you go and what will you take with you if you are told to evacuate?  Make a kit that includes enough drinking water, food, and medications for everyone in your household (including pets!) - that's a gallon of water for each person and animal every day for a week.  Don't forget to take comfort items if you have to evacuate (books, toys, etc) and make sure your home is ready to be without power for at least a week.  

For all the owners and caretakers of large animals and livestock:  high winds and debris can knock down barns and fences injuring animals and allowing horses or other confined animals to roam free.  They will do better out in a field; but without any identification, it will be difficult to reclaim them.
Hurricane Andrew lesson:  Permanently mark your animals so they can be positively identified (implants, tattoos, etchings on hooves, etc), then take photos.  To prevent theft (since many horses look alike) a recent Coggins test and photo ID will probably be required of all horses leaving the State of Florida.

FOR RELEASE: August 28, 2017
CONTACT: Erin VanSickle: 

Volunteer Florida Encourages Floridians To Consider the 
“3 Cs” to Support Those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey:  Cash, Confirm, Connect

TALLAHASSEE Volunteer Florida is reminding Floridians who want to support those impacted by Hurricane Harvey to consider the following points before giving:

  • Cash:  Financial support to established relief organizations is always the most immediate, useful, and versatile way to give. Financial assistance allows relief organizations to meet urgent needs quickly.
  • Confirm:  Verify that there is a need before collecting or sending donated items.  Volunteer Florida encourages cash donations to recognized disaster relief organizations.
  • Connect:  Volunteers are a critical part of a well-coordinated and well-resourced humanitarian response, but potential volunteers should confirm that they are needed before traveling to impacted areas – do not self-deploy. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit this link.
As Florida’s lead agency for volunteers and donations before, during, and after disasters, Volunteer Florida is working closely with Governor Scott, the Florida Division of Emergency Management, and disaster relief organizations to support those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
To see a list of established disaster relief organizations or register as a volunteer to serve those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, please visit this link.

Solar Eclipse - August 21st
While we are not in the "path of totality", Northeast Florida will experience a significant Partial Eclipse on Monday, August 21st.  
To ensure that you are prepared to view this epic event safely, read the information provided by NASA at and the American Astronomical Society at

USDA Designates Eight Counties in Florida as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Georgia

Latawnya Dia

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 — In response to a request from Debby Folsom, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Acting State Executive Director in Florida, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated eight counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought:  Hendry, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Nassau, Orange, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie. 

All counties listed above were designated natural disaster areas on May 16, 2017, making all qualified farm operators in the designated areas eligible for FSA’s emergency (EM) loans, provided eligibility requirements are met. Farmers in eligible counties have eight months from the date of the declaration to apply for loans to help cover part of their actual losses. FSA will consider each loan application on its own merits, taking into account the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability. FSA has a variety of programs, in addition to the EM loan program, to help eligible farmers recover from adversity.  
Other FSA programs that can provide assistance, but do not require a disaster declaration, include 
Operating and Farm Ownership Loans; the Emergency Conservation ProgramLivestock Forage Disaster ProgramLivestock Indemnity ProgramEmergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program; and the Tree Assistance Program. Interested farmers may contact their local USDA service centers for further information on eligibility requirements and application procedures for these and other programs. Additional information is also available online at

County Burn Ban is in Effect through May 22nd
Nassau County Emergency Management For Immediate Release May/10/2017
Contact: Billy Estep (904) 548-0900
Facebook: NassauEM
Twitter: @NassauEM

As firefighters from across the country, now totaling more than 725 individuals, continue their heroic efforts to contain the West Mims fire at the Georgia/Florida state line, Nassau County Emergency Management officials continue to monitor and prepare in case the fire crosses into Nassau County.

Director Billy Estep says Emergency Management has activated its local Incident Management Team and called up additional resources to ensure the agency is fully prepared and able to respond should the fire further advance toward Nassau County.

Firefighters are working around the clock using aircraft and heavy equipment in an attempt to contain the fire. The West Mims Fire has consumed almost 144,000 acres since lightning strikes started the fire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge a little more than a month ago and began its march toward the Florida state line. The fire is only 12% contained as of this afternoon.

Estep issued a Precautionary Advisory yesterday to residents in west Nassau County instructing them to be prepared to protect their property and consider moving family, pets, and livestock in advance in case an Evacuation Order should become necessary.


This Section Updated for the West Mims Fire in the Okefenokee 05/09/17
Nassau County residents are advised to keep updated on the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge's West Mims Fire.  
For official information on this fire, see:

This Section Last Updated for the Bryceville-area Wildfire 03/27/17

Start Date:  March 22, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.
  1505 Wills Lane, Bryceville

Cause:  Escaped Illegal Debris Burn

Unified Command:  Florida Forest Service and Nassau County Fire Rescue  

Resources:  Nassau County Fire Rescue (NCFR), Florida Forest Service (FFS), Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC), Jacksonville Fire  Rescue Department (JFRD), St Johns County Fire Rescue (SJFR), Clay County Fire Rescue (CCFR), Nassau County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), Nassau County Emergency Management (NCEM), Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, local volunteer firefighters, and Rayonier Forest Resources.

Damages:  2 homes and 19 outbuildings destroyed, 8 homes damaged.

Responder Injuries: 1 minor sprain

Synopsis:  At 2:03 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, NCFR requested the FFS to assist with a wildfire in Bryceville off Wills Lane that was approximately 3 acres in size.  That fire was initially contained at 5 acres by a dozer line at 3:41 p.m.  At that time, a total of 19 personnel were on scene with 4 engines, 4 rescues, 2 command vehicles, and 2 brush trucks from NCFR, one NCSO Deputy, and one FFS dozer.  

At 3:59 p.m. strong gusting winds caused the fire to jump the containment line and make a hard run at CR-121 as it burned through the thick timber.  A fixed wing aircraft and additional dozers were ordered.  By 5:41 p.m. the fire was estimated at 250 acres in size, residents along CR-121 and CR-119 were evacuated, the roads were closed to all but responder traffic, and resources were arriving from neighboring counties.  

At 6:20 p.m. NCFR set up a command post at Station #60 on US Hwy 301.  By nightfall, 17 bulldozers (14 from the FFS and 3 from the Georgia Forestry Commission) were actively plowing fire lines.  A total of 29 FFS personnel from Nassau, Duval, Clay, Baker, and Bradford Counties in Florida, plus Charlton, Brantley, and Ware counties in Georgia worked together to build containment lines.  NCFR mobilized 80 personnel and 20 units to the scene, and the City of Fernandina Beach sent firefighters and units to Nassau County to back-fill those empty stations.  A grand total of 175 responders from multiple agencies including the FFS, GFC, NCFR, JFRD, CCFR, SJCFR, NCSO, and FHP were a part of the rapid, coordinated response that went late into the night on Wednesday.  Many of those responders worked throughout the night building and improving fire lines, using water to douse flames near homes and evacuating residents to safety. 65% containment was achieved by midnight on Wednesday. 

At 7:13 p.m. NCEM activated a regional Incident Management Team (IMT) composed of personnel from multiple fire and law enforcement agencies and emergency operations centers from surrounding counties.  The IMT was assembled to manage the fire response and the multiple resources at the scene, meet their logistical needs, ensure responder and public safety, and coordinate public information.  Nassau County Emergency Operations Center remained staffed through the overnight hours to provide additional resource and public information support.  

In addition to the firefighters and equipment from local counties, on Thursday, March 23rd, the FFS had 10 dozers and 20 personnel working the fire; on Friday 2 engines, 3 dozers and 13 people; on Saturday 4 engines, 1 dozer and 12 people; and on Sunday 5 engines, 1 dozer and 10 people were at the scene.  Strong winds and dry conditions on Thursday and Friday produced several small spot fires outside of the main fire edge that were quickly contained by county resources on scene.  Firefighters worked day and night through Friday, ending the shift at 85% containment.

Over the weekend crews worked shifts from 7 a.m. through 8 p.m. mopping up hot spots 50-75’ in from the fire’s edge and around all of the structures in the fire area.  These efforts brought the containment up to 95% by Sunday night.  The eastern edge of the fire, through the heavy timber, is secure with a 40-foot fire line.  However, containment along CR-119 and CR-121 has been complicated due the scattered homes, properties, and numerous smoldering piles of logging slash and burned sheds close to the fire edge.

Fire managers do not expect to reach 100% containment this week due to hot dry conditions and the amount of heat still being produced by the fire.  A thick layer of organic soils continues to smolder underground threatening to down trees and causing visibility issues along the roads.  There is still potential that strong winds could blow hot embers outside of the fire lines.  Firefighters are working hard to secure the residential areas and are carefully monitoring the perimeter.  Managers will not call the fire completely contained until the areas off CR-121 and CR-119 are no longer a threat to the nearby houses.

At last report, March 27th at 1:30 p.m., aircraft and ground personnel said, “the fire looks very good, smoke is getting lighter, and there are no issues of concern at this time.”

The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages more than 1 million acres of state forests, provides management assistance on more than 17 million acres of private and community forests, while protecting homes, forestland and natural resources from the devastating effects of wildfire on more than 26 million acres.  Learn more at 


Last Updated for Hurricane Matthew 10/14/16 at 1515 hours

If you have trees on your private property that are posing a risk to your home, contact your insurance company to see if they can offer assistance in mitigating that risk.  If you can’t contact your agent or insurance company, call the Department of Financial Services (DFS) for assistance at   1-800-22-STORM or (850) 413-3089. The Department of Financial Services’ Insurance Consumer Helpline is a toll-free hotline that connects consumers across Florida with insurance experts who can answer questions about what may or may not be covered under a specific home or auto policy. They can also connect consumers with the appropriate contact information for their specific carrier and help to mediate any issues that may arise when communicating about a claim. Helpline experts are available Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm EST by calling 1-877-693-5236.
If you do not have homeowners insurance and cannot afford to pay for tree cutting services, contact the Nassau County Emergency Operations Center at (904) 548-0900. The County will try to coordinate your needs with volunteer groups that can provide those services on private property.   


Disaster Declaration Process
Individual Assistance

A governor may determine, after consulting with local government officials, that the recovery appears to be beyond the combined resources of both the state and local governments and that federal assistance may be needed.  In requesting supplemental Federal assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5206 (Stafford Act), the Governor must certify that the severity and magnitude of the disaster exceed state, tribal and local capabilities; certify that Federal assistance is necessary to supplement the efforts and available resources of the state and local governments, disaster relief organizations, and compensation by insurance for disaster-related losses; confirm execution of the state's emergency plan; and certify adherence to cost sharing requirements.
To help make the determination, teams of officials from FEMA and State/Local municipalities conduct a thorough assessments called Preliminary Disaster Assessments (PDA) of the impacted area to determine the extent of the disaster, its impact on individuals and public facilities, and the types of federal assistance that may be needed.  
When evaluating the requests for major disasters and making recommendations to the President, FEMA considers the following factors from the PDAs for an Individual Assistance Program:
Concentration of damage – High concentrations of damages to individuals, such as destroyed or damaged housing, may indicate a greater need for Federal assistance than widespread and scattered damages. These damages are for primary residences only. 
Trauma – The degree of trauma to the community is considered, with special attention to large numbers of injuries and deaths, large scale disruptions to normal community functions and services, and emergency needs, such as extended or widespread losses of power or water.
Special populations – FEMA considers the impact of the disaster on special populations, such as the low-income, the elderly, and the unemployed.
Voluntary agency assistance – The capabilities of voluntary, faith, and community-based organizations are taken into consideration, as these entities play an important role in meeting both the emergency and recovery needs of individuals impacted by disasters.
Insurance – Stafford Act assistance is supplemental in nature, and therefore the level of insurance coverage is taken into account; primarily to qualify the scope of necessary assistance.
Damaged residences –severity and number – When conducting joint Preliminary Damage Assessments, FEMA evaluates the total number of homes destroyed and damaged, as well as evaluates the accessibility and habitability of the dwellings and the community.
The determination of which programs are authorized is based on the types of assistance specified in the Governor or Tribal Chief Executive’s request and the needs identified during the joint PDA and subsequent PDAs.  Assistance to individuals and households, through Individual Assistance may include:
o Individuals and Households Program
o Crisis Counseling Program
o Disaster Case Management
o Disaster Unemployment Assistance
o Disaster Legal Services
o Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program


Debris Removal for County Maintained Roads to Begin Monday, October 17th and Three Debris Drop-Off Locations Established

The Board of County Commissioners met in a Special Meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm. At this meeting the Board approved to pick up debris resulting from Hurricane Matthew on county maintained roads. Debris pickup is scheduled to begin at dawn on Monday, October 17th and will go through dusk, seven (7) days a week until completed. Specific routes for pickup are still being determined.

Debris will be picked up from the County right of way. Residents should leave their debris close to the edge of the road without jeopardizing public safety. Only yard debris and construction/demolition debris will be picked up. This includes items such as leaves, plants, logs and tree limbs, as well as shingles, fencing, drywall, lumber and carpet. Items should be taken to the curb and separated by categories. Household hazardous waste (paint cans, batteries, and electronics) will not be picked up.

Residents are advised that garbage bags will not be picked up, and any yard debris in bags will not be picked up.

Three sites will also be available for citizens to take yard debris. Proof of Nassau County residency is required to use these sites. Proof of residency may include a government issued ID, a utility bill, etc. The following sites will accept vegetative debris only and will not be able to accept construction/demolition debris:
Bailey Road Maintenance Yard in Fernandina Beach located at 3163 Bailey Road
Hilliard Maintenance Yard in Hilliard located at 37356 Pea Farm Road
Woods Lane in Callahan located approximately 0.6 miles south of Crawford Road

Updates concerning debris pickup will be communicated through the County’s news website,, and the County’s FaceBook page,

For additional information, please contact Nassau County Engineering Services at 904 530-6225 or Road and Bridge at 904 530-6175.


The Florida Department of Environmental Protection Northeast District is available to advise Nassau County residents on environmental impact issues related to Hurricane Matthew.   If you have questions related to impacts such as dune loss, beach erosion, erosion risks, dock and bulkhead damage, floating debris, dock debris disposal, wastewater line damage or spills please contact the DEP at (904) 256-1700 or visit Emergency permits can be issued to expedite the repair process.  



Representative Janet H. Adkins

October 12, 2016 Contact: Rachel Lockhart

Emergency Bridge Loan Program Available To Assist Small Business Owners In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Matthew Fernandina Beach, Florida. The residents of Florida have experienced and are continuing to experience catastrophic damage in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, one of the worst hurricanes to hit the Northeast Florida coast in the last century. “The residents of Duval and Nassau Counties have endured some of the most significant damage in the state, and I am happy to share information individuals might find helpful as they work to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Matthew,” stated Representative Adkins. The Florida Small Business Development Network has announced the Emergency Bridge Loan Program. This program is available to small business owners who need financial assistance to rebuild after Hurricane Matthew. To complete a damage assessment survey for your business please click this link, Completing this survey will help expedite the activation of the Emergency Bridge Loan Program. To begin the loan application for the program, please click this link, To speak to a local representative for more information on applying for the loan please call (904)-620-2476. The Florida First Coast Relief Fund has been created by United Way of Northeast Florida, United Way of St. Johns County, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, and the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville for individuals or businesses wishing to donate to local nonprofits who are working to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Matthew. To learn more about the Florida First Coast Relief Fund please click this link,
“I hope the constituents of District 11 take advantage of all resources offered to them as they work to get through this difficult time in our community. I am confident in our community’s ability to rebuild stronger than ever,” stated Representative Adkins.
Representative Adkins represents House District 11, which includes all of Nassau County and portions of Duval County. For additional information, please contact Representative Adkins’ office at 904-491-3664 or email .


Voter Registration Extended:

JUDGE EXTENDS FLORIDA VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE A federal judge agreed today, Oct. 12, to extend voting registration in the state until Oct. 18 because of the impact of Hurricane Matthew.
Judge Mark E. Walker, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, granted a preliminary injunction to the Florida Democratic Party and other groups who had argued that voter registration needed to be moved because of the effects of the storm, which raked along the eastern coastline for several days. The original deadline was Tuesday, but the judge had temporarily moved it to Wednesday so he could hold a hearing on the matter. 



Nassau County Emergency Management          For Immediate Release 10/12/2016
Contact: Emergency Operations Center          12:00 p.m. 
(904) 548-0900 
Facebook: NassauEM
Twitter: @NassauEM
Scam Alert
YULEE Fla- Nassau County Emergency Management is encouraging citizens to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on interest in Hurricane Matthew. Users are advised to exercise caution in handling any email with subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks related to Hurricane Matthew, even if it appears to originate from a trusted source. Fraudulent emails will often contain links or attachments that direct users to phishing or malware-infected websites. Emails requesting donations from deceptive charitable organizations commonly appear after major natural disasters. 
Use caution when encountering these types of email messages and take the following preventative measures to protect themselves from phishing scams and malware campaigns: 
Do not follow unsolicited web links in email messages. 
Use caution when opening email attachments. Refer to the Using Caution with Email Attachments ( Cyber Security Tip for more information on safely handling email attachments. 
Keep antivirus and other computer software up-to-date. 
Refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks ( Cyber Security Tip for more information on social engineering attacks. 
Review the Federal Trade Commission information on Charity Scams ( 
Verify the legitimacy of any email solicitation by contacting the organization directly through a trusted contact number. You can find trusted contact information for many charities on the BBB National Charity Report Index (
Nassau County Emergency Managers are also warning citizens of a possible telephone scam related to Hurricane Matthew. If you receive any phone calls or voice mail messages asking you to call another number that you don’t recognize or if the caller is asking for personal information, be alert to a possible scam. Even if the caller identifies them self with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the Nassau County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) do not return the call or provide any personal information without first verifying that it is a legitimate inquiry. Call the Nassau County EOC at (904) 548-0900 to confirm it is a legitimate request.   
Follow Nassau County Emergency Management and Sheriff’s Department on Social Media for more information:



Journey Church provides food and beds to hurricane victims
62225 Lake Gray Blvd in Jacksonville (904) 302-5320
Journey Church local efforts in Nassau County provide food services on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. call (904) 261-8318

Barnabas of Fernandina Beach offers food to hurricane victims
1303 Jasmine St Suite 101, Fernandina Beach, FL (904) 261-7000

Catholic Charities call the United Way Branch 211 at (904) 632-0600
Food Pantry services Wednesday and Friday – pick up at 134 East Church St in Jacksonville
Also providing rent assistance

Florida Baptist Disaster Relief located at 1230 Hendricks Ave in Jacksonville provides critical recovery services such as tree removal, roof tarping, flood cleanup and mold remediation in preparation for your home repairs. Call (352) 601-6130

The American Red Cross is providing hot meals to those without power or food. Individuals may call (904) 358-8091 to request this service. 

News Release

FEMA Teams Assessing Hurricane Matthew Damage

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – FEMA personnel are on the ground in Nassau, Duval, St. Johns and Flagler counties today to pinpoint damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Teams will be deployed to additional counties as requested by the state. These individuals will help identify areas of damage where Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) teams will be needed. PDA teams, comprised of representatives from local emergency management, the State of Florida, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will then be assigned to areas identified by the state to further document the extent of damage caused by the hurricane to those areas. The PDA teams visit and inspect damaged areas and document their findings. However, they do not visit every home or business. The teams look at the concentration of damage, the number of primary residences affected, damage to public infrastructure and the amount of insurance coverage, and then provide this information to the state. However, the PDA process does not guarantee federal assistance. The major disaster declaration of Oct. 8 makes federal Public Assistance aid available for emergency protective measures and debris removal (categories A and B) in Brevard, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Nassau, St. Johns, St. Lucie and Volusia counties. The governor’s request for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance categories C-G is still under consideration while damage assessments are underway. Damage assessment results from each county will be a factor used to determine the county’s eligibility for Individual Assistance. If a county is declared eligible for further assistance, individuals and households in the declared county may apply for that assistance. Florida residents and businesses don’t have to wait to find out if federal assistance is available to start their clean up. Keep repair receipts and document your damages whenever possible. Notify your insurance agent of any damages sustained to your property. You can also contact your local emergency management agency to report damage. If you are in need of shelter or have other emergency needs, call 2-1-1 for information. For more information on Florida’s disaster recovery visit,,, or #flrecovers.


Tree Removal Services – If you are unable to pay for tree removal services and have trees that have fallen on your home or dangerously close to falling on your home as a result of Hurricane Matthew, please call the Nassau County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) today, October 12, 2016 to request assistance. (904) 548-0900

EOC staff will try to get those in need linked up with a tree cutting crew from a non-profit charitable organization working in North Carolina. If there is enough need here in Nassau County we may be able to get a crew to come down and assist at no charge to homeowners.  


Beware of callers requesting donations for the Nassau County Sheriff's Office "Shop with Cops" program.  
"N.C.S.O. Charities" does NOT use phone solicitation to raise funds for programs.
Please share this information, we appreciate your support.

MS-ISAC: Potential Hurricane Matthew Phishing Scams - TLP: WHITE

US-CERT warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on interest in Hurricane Matthew. Users are advised to exercise caution in handling any email with subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks related to Hurricane Matthew, even if it appears to originate from a trusted source. Fraudulent emails will often contain links or attachments that direct users to phishing or malware-infected websites. Emails requesting donations from deceptive charitable organizations commonly appear after major natural disasters.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to use caution when encountering these types of email messages and take the following preventative measures to protect themselves from phishing scams and malware campaigns:


Potential Hurricane Matthew Phishing Scams 

US-CERT warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on interest in Hurricane Matthew. Users are advised to exercise caution in handling any email with subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks related to Hurricane Matthew, even if it appears to originate from a trusted source. Fraudulent emails will often contain links or attachments that direct users to phishing or malware-infected websites. Emails requesting donations from deceptive charitable organizations commonly appear after major natural disasters.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to use caution when encountering these types of email messages and take the following preventative measures to protect themselves from phishing scams and malware campaigns:


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