Nassau County Emergency Management Begins Damage Assessments; DOT on Site at Shave Bridge
Nassau County Emergency Management
For Immediate Releas...e 10/8/2016
Contact: Dave Richardson 7:25am
(904) 548-0900 or (904) 654-5858
The Florida Department of Transportation has begun a structural assessment of the Shave Bridge this morning and hopes to complete the process by noon. Nassau County Emergency Management teams and Florida Public Utilities are staged at the bridge ready to enter Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island to begin a Preliminary Damage Assessment.
Nassau County Fire and Rescue and Law Enforcement Officers will determine those areas on the Island where power lines remain down, where trees cross roadways and need removal crews to clear and where flooding has occurred. Florida Public Utilities will begin restoring power to the Island where outages have occurred,
A determination on when residents on the Island can return will be determined based upon those preliminary damage assessments. Nassau County Emergency Management then will notify the public when resident can return.
While the curfew in place since 7pm last night expired for today at 7am, a determination will be made later in the day whether it will be extended tonight through Saturday morning.
County Manager's Office