As of 5:00 p.m. yesterday evening, Nassau County has been placed under a Tropical Storm Surge Watch. This means that Nassau County could experience high tides and storm surge as a result of Hurricane Ian. Residents should prepare now by checking disaster supplies and ensuring you have an evacuation plan in place.
Please note that a Storm Surge Watch is different that a Storm Surge Warning. Right now, residents are reminded to stay vigilant and have a plan in place. Should a Storm Surge Warning be issued, Nassau County residents in low-lying and flood prone areas should prepare by placing sandbags around doors and garage doors, elevating or anchoring utilities, elevating furniture and clearing gutters of debris.
No announcements have been made regarding evacuations or sheltering. However, please be assured that plans are in place and will be announced should the need arise.
Know your evacuation zone! Should Nassau County be upgraded to a Hurricane Warning, evacuation orders will be announced by zone. You can find an evacuation zone map by visiting https://www.onenassau.com/evacuations/.
If you have not yet signed up for Emergency Alerts, please do so ASAP. This will ensure that you are notified right away if any evacuation orders are issued. Sign up at https://www.onenassau.com/citizens-alerts/.
If you have any questions, please contact Nassau County Emergency Management at (904) 548-0900.
All updates and information related to the storm can be found at www.OneNassau.com. Follow Emergency Management on social media at www.facebook.com/NassauEM or at www.twitter.com/NassauEM.
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