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Preparations for Tropical Storm Idalia are Underway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 08/28/2023, 2:15 p.m.
Nassau County Emergency Management
Contact: Jami McCormick
(904) 206-3262
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The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for our entire area. Tropical Storm Idalia is a concern to the area due to forecasted hurricane-force winds, increased threat of tornadoes, and substantial projected rainfall amounts. Nassau County wants to emphasize the need for residents who reside in mobile homes and vulnerable structures to shelter in site-built locations during the storm. A shelter will open tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. at Wildlight Elementary, 550 Curiosity Ave, Yulee, FL 32097. This shelter will accept the general population, special needs residents and is pet friendly.
Nassau County School District will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. This closure includes all school operations, school activities, and any other extracurricular events.
County offices will be close at noon on Tuesday and remain closed Wednesday. The Nassau County Courthouse will be closed Tuesday through Thursday.
Residents in flood-prone areas should take appropriate precautions. Sandbags are available at two locations:
  • Yulee Road Department: 86200 Gene Lasserre Boulevard, Yulee, FL 32097
  • Hilliard Road Department: 37356 Pea Farm Road, Hilliard, FL 32046
Both sites are open now and will close at 7:00 p.m. tonight. Tomorrow, the sites will operate from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The bags are pre-filled and ready for pickup. Public Works personnel will be onsite to assist residents. Residents will be required to show proof of residency.
The next news release will be late this afternoon.
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