By Nassau County Emergency Operations Center
Executive Order No. 2022-01 has been issued declaring a local State of Emergency, effective at 3:00 p.m. today, in preparation of Tropical Storm Nicole.
Florida Statutes, Section 252.38, states that “safeguarding the life and property of (the County’s) citizens is an innate responsibility of the governing body of each political subdivision of the State,” and further grants the County the power to provide a State of Emergency for the health and safety of persons and property”. The State of Emergency will apply to all territory within the legal boundaries of Nassau County, including the unincorporated and incorporated areas.
Declaring a local State of Emergency allows your government officials quick access to resources to help manage a crisis until things return to normal. A State of Emergency also helps government officials take extra measures to protect the public, trigger anti-price gouging laws, and most importantly, seek State or Federal funding for disaster response and reimbursement of funds exhausted on things such as overtime costs and purchase of supplies and equipment needed to manage the emergency.
While Tropical Storm Nicole’s exact path is still uncertain, Nassau County is continuing to monitor the situation closely and are in frequent communication with the National Hurricane Center and local partners to ensure we are ready for any impacts that may come. Please continue to remain vigilant and follow public safety announcements. They can be heard on NOAA Weather Radio; Local radio stations 89.9 FM, 145.5 FM and 690 AM; and local news stations Channels 4, 12, 30 and 47.
If you have any questions, please contact Nassau County Emergency Management at (904) 548-0900.
Information related to the storm can also be found at www.OneNassau.com Follow Emergency Management on social media at www.facebook.com/NassauEM or at www.twitter.com/NassauEM.