At 3:00 PM today Emergency Management Director Greg Foster will be holding a news brief in order to discuss updates on Nassau County damage assessments, schools, the hospital, the County and sand bags.


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THE EOC IS CURRENTLY AT ACTIVATION LEVEL 2

Level 2 usually indicates a threat is looming, or some large event or incident of concern is developing which could adversely impact our county.  Staff members focus on assessing the situation, making preparations to manage a crisis, and determining trigger points for further action.  The team is maintaining heightened awareness, consulting with subject matter experts, answering questions from the public and the media, and communicating with key stakeholders who will assist in the EOC if the situation continues to develop for the worse.  Emergency management personnel, volunteers, and key individuals from other agencies may be working after hours or through the weekend preparing Incident Action Plans for enhanced public safety operations and to ensure readiness for potential local impacts.  High-profile planned events, civil unrest, and disaster recovery operations may also be handled at this level


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Tweet NassauThe ICW Bridge has been reopened in Nassau County effective immediately after several readings on the bridge dropped below the sustained tropical force winds of 39mph. 


****Nassau Sound Bridge is also closed*****Nassau County Director of Emergency Management Greg Foster has closed the ICW Bridge effective immediately. Winds were clocked moments ago sustained at 40mph. Foster says the bridge is still being monitored and will reopen when sustained winds are less than 39 mph. Continue to monitor NassauEM, @NassauEM and www.nassaufl-em.com 

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 PRESS RELEASE  COMING SOON TO FACEBOOK LIVE AND LOCAL NEWS STATIONS. 

Nassau County Director of Emergency Management, Greg Foster, will be live  on local TV stations today at Noon to update local residents on Hurricane Dorian's impact upon the Northeast Florida area as it approaches the Nassau County coastline throughout today and tomorrow.




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The EOC is currently operating at:
 LEVEL 1
 Emergency Management Staff can be reached during normal business hours by calling 904-548-0900
 Please dial 9-1-1 if you have a life-safety emergency.

 Level 1 is a full-scale activation, requiring representatives from each emergency response and support specialty (e.g., law enforcement, fire rescue, transportation, utilities, health, animal care, business and industry, etc.) to report for duty in the EOC as outlined in Nassau County's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. Shifts for staff are typically extended to 12-hour periods around the clock until the crisis is under control. Emergency Management coordinates the responders in the field ensuring life safety and protecting infrastructure, while workers in the EOC are planning for the resources needed to address the objectives for the next operational period. This level of activation may continue for several days or weeks, into the recovery phase.

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Need Help sheltering horses during Hurricane Dorian?

 Ms. Randolph will be accepting/sheltering Horses, small ruminants, etc. at the address listed below.

 Animal control will also have a livestock trailer with them at Hilliard middle/senior in case it’s needed for transport.

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 904-583-1321 Kayla Randolph of Appy Acres, LLC

 25101 Co Rd 121, Hilliard, FL 32046

http://www.appyacres.com/


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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09/01/2019 6:00PM
Nassau County Emergency Management
Nassau County Issues Mandatory Evacuations, Shelter Openings and

School Closings

Greg Foster, Director of Nassau County Emergency Management will announce at a 5pm News Conference today a mandatory evacuation for Zones A, C and F, in Nassau County, beginning tomorrow morning, Monday, 09/02/2019 at 8am. Foster also advises those living in low-lying area, mobile or model homes or otherwise have concerns about their safety may utilize the shelters. In addition, Foster has ordered the opening of two shelters; Hilliard Middle Senior High for special needs and Callahan Middle school for general population. Both shelters will be pet-friendly. Both shelters will be open at 8am.


Those choosing to house at a shelter during this evacuation should provide their own supplies, like blankets, medicines, and snacks. The shelters will provide food, water and electricity. Pets must be in a pet crate and occupants must provide vaccinations records, food and water and bring along a picture of you and your pet.


Foster announced also the closing of schools at the direction of Superintendent of Nassau County Schools, Dr. Kathy Burns beginning Tuesday, 09/03/2019 and effective through Wednesday, 09/04/2019.


Foster emphasized that Hurricane Dorian is an extremely dangerous storm with the potential for life-threatening storm surge, rough surf, and rip currents. He and his team are planning for tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rain in Nassau County and urged residents to exercise extreme caution and take protective actions during this dangerous storm.

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Nassau County will be opening shelters at the following locations on Monday September 02, 2019 at 8AM at the following locations:
1. Hilliard Middle Senior School ADDRESS: 1 Flashes Ave, Hilliard, FL 32046. THIS SHELTER WILL ACCOMMODATE THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. IT IS ALSO PET FRIENDLY.

2. Callahan Middle School ADDRESS: 450121 Old Dixie Hwy, Callahan, FL 32011 PET FRIENDLY.

Shelter occupants are to bring their own supplies such as snacks, blankets, medicine and entertainment. The shelter will provide food, water, and electricity.

For those brining pets: All pets must be in a pet crate and you must bring food and water for them. You must also have a photo of you and your pet and bring their vaccination records.
Transportation arrangements to the shelter will be provided very soon, keeping checking this website and our twitter & Facebook feeds for up to date information.

If more shelters open we will post that information at a later time.

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Tomorrow at 8 AM 09/02/2019, there will be MANDATORY evacuations called for those living in ZONES A, C and Zone F.


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Tomorrow at 8AM Sex Offenders/ Predators seeking shelter from Hurricane Dorian can do so at the Nassau County Detention Center at 8AM 09/02/2019Dorian Sex Offender Shelters