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Preseason Prep Can Protect You During a Hurricane

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By St. John’s Water Management District


The District’s General Counsel Erin Preston, Executive Director Mike Register and Assistant Executive Director Mary Ellen Winkler (from left) participate in a hurricane drill on May 3.
With the start of hurricane season about a month away, the St. Johns River Water Management District is joining entities around the state and nation this week (April 30 to May 6) in observing National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the observance also coincides with Florida’s annual hurricane drill.

We plan and train for emergencies year-round and this week we’ve been busy preparing equipment, holding mock hurricane drills, and reviewing and updating our response plans. In addition to getting our staff and facilities ready for storm season, we’re sharing tips from NOAA and our website for those living in hurricane-prone areas — that’s all of Florida — to help you develop a hurricane plan for your family.
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In the News
District launches redesigned general information permitting webpage
The District has launched a new landing page within the District’s website to make it quick and easy for the public to learn about our permitting program. 

The revision to www.sjrwmd.com/permitting provides a photo-based landing page with links to an overview of our permitting groups’ work. The update retains the features our regulatory customers use and does not replace the ePermit portal that is used to apply for or track permits. The website retains all previous URLs, so no bookmarked pages or documents will be lost with the updates.

Among the new features is a map-based, interactive tool that allows visitors to search the most current permits by city, county or specific address. Color-coded dots link to a high-level overview of the permit, with the option to view additional details with a single click. Other updates include brief overviews focused on information most frequently requested by resident or businesses, consultants and applicants about the permitting process.
District Governing Board to meet May 9
The District’s Governing Board meets for its regular monthly meeting at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 9, at District headquarters in Palatka. The meeting may also be viewed live online.
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Did you catch our video? We have been working hard to establish native wetland plants along L-77W levee to reduce shoreline erosion. This will help protect the levee from wave action and stabilize the soil by establishing rooted plants, while also providing enhanced wetland habitat and recreational enjoyment!
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Explore more information about the District by reading stories and press releases on our Newsroom page and in StreamLines.
Water conservation tip
Saving water is in your hands. Do your yard, and our environment, a favor — water less. #WaterLess
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How much rain has your area seen?
Rainfall average in the past month through May 4 is 4.02 inches within the 18 counties of the District.
Click here to find rainfall data for your area

SJRWMD Water News | P.O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178-1429

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