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Nassau: Evacuation Ordered, Hurricane Watch, Shelters Open

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By Alert Nassau, Nassau County Emergency Operations Center


A Hurricane watch, storm surge and tropical storm watch has been issued for Nassau County incuding Amelia City, Fernandina Beach and Yulee. A Hurricane watch means hurricane force winds are possible somewhere within these areas within the next 48 hours.

Also, at eight A. M. Nassau ordered an evacuation of Zones A. Alpha and D. Delta. Storm-related questions, call 548-0900 or see www.OneNassau.com.

Nassau County has two shelters opening at 12:00 p.m. today. They are as follows:

Special Needs Shelter: Hilliard Middle Senior High
1 Flashes Drive
Hilliard, FL 32046

General Population and Pet Friendly: Callahan Middle School
450121 Old Dixie Highway
Callahan, FL 32033

If you are planning to go to the Special Needs Shelter, please ensure that you have completed the special needs registration through the Department of Health. They can be reached at 888-353-8387. You can also register online at https://snr.flhealthresponse.com/. If you have already registered, you will be contacted by
the Department of Health.

Everyone visiting a shelter should be prepared to bring:
• Personal identification including Photo ID, insurance card, emergency contacts and your primary care provider’s contact information
• Medical information including medications taken, dosage and doctor name/contact info
• Any prescription and/or over the counter medication that you may need
• Vital equipment for those who are electrically or oxygen dependent
• Food/snacks, particularly those with special dietary needs
• Bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows)
• Medications and copied of prescriptions
• Sanitary supplies (soap, shampoo, sanitizer, disinfecting wipes)
• Clothing

Bus routes/transportation has been established as follows:

If you need special accommodates to ride a bus, please call Emergency Management at (904) 548- 0910.

Please continue to remain vigilant and follow public safety announcements. They can be heard on NOAA Weather Radio; Local radio stations 89.9 FM, 104.5 FM and 690 AM; and local news stations Channels 4, 12, 30 and 47.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Nassau County Emergency Management at (904) 548-0900.

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