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Hurricane and Disaster Preparedness

Resources and Tools for Businesses in Nassau County

This page is dedicated to providing Nassau County businesses and residents with comprehensive tools and resources to ensure safety, minimize economic impact, and facilitate a swift recovery following natural disasters and adverse weather events. 

Local Hurricane/Diaster Resources

Nassau County Emergency Management

From training to finding your evacuation zone, Nassau County Emergency Management is the go-to source for local disaster preparedness. 

  • Stay informed about emergency conditions and other important community news by signing up for the Emergency Alert Notification System.  This Citizen Alert system enables Nassau Emergency Management to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, like when circumstances require evacuations or sheltering-in-place for your neighborhood, or create unexpected road closures.
  • Download the Nassau County Emergency Management Citizens' Disaster Guide, complete with a full list of local emergency contacts, shelter information, evacuation zone maps, emergency supply kit list, and much more. 

City of Fernandina Beach Information Center

  • The Fernandina Beach Information Center (FBIC) will be activated when a Hurricane Warning is issued for this area.
  • When the FBIC is activated, you may call (904) 321-5911 for storm related information. Stay tuned to your local TV and Radio stations for weather updates.
  • The Nassau County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) telephone number is (904) 548-4980.
  • The number for Florida Public Utilities (FPU) is (904) 261-3663. If you wish to reach them on nights and weekends please call (904) 277-1977.

Regional Hurricane/Disaster Resources

  • for the latest on the state’s response actions
  • for emergency resources for businesses
  • to donate to provide financial assistance to our communities
  • The National Hurricane Center for current weather alerts and forecast information
  • The Executive Office of the Governor for the latest state executive orders
  • Follow FLSERT on Twitter for real time updates from the State’s Emergency Response Team
  • Florida 511 for the latest on traffic conditions
  • Alert Florida to signup for emergency alerts and other public safety notifications in your community
  • Cover Your Event Insurance: VISIT FLORIDA offers this free program to meeting planners and partner hotels to feel more confident in planning and scheduling meetings or events in Florida with the potential risk of cancellation due to a hurricane.
  • FloridaNow: This real time map allows residents, visitors, or potential visitors to quickly gauge the current status of the beach or other attractions, see if events have been canceled, or if the area they were planning to travel to is impacted and more.
  • Get a Plan! The Florida Division of Emergency Management has an extensive list of resources to help you plan and prepare your family and your business for hurricane season. 

2024 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holidays

  • During the 2024 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, the following qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax:
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