Press Release from Emergency Management:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09/01/2019
Nassau County Emergency Management
Nassau County Issues Mandatory Evacuations, Shelter Openings and School Closings
Greg Foster, Director of Nassau County Emergency Management will announce at a 5pm News Conference today a mandatory evacuation for Zones A, C and F, in Nassau County, beginning tomorrow morning, Monday, 09/02/2019 at 8am. Foster also advises those living in low-lying area, mobile or model homes or otherwise have concerns about their safety may utilize the shelters. In addition, Foster has ordered the opening of two shelters; Hilliard Middle Senior High for special needs and Callahan Middle
school for general population. Both shelters will be pet-friendly. Both shelters will be open at 8am.
Those choosing to house at a shelter during this evacuation should provide their own supplies, like blankets, medicines, and snacks. The shelters will provide food, water and electricity. Pets must be in a pet crate and occupants must provide vaccinations records, food and water and bring along a picture of you and your pet.
Foster announced also the closing of schools at the direction of Superintendent of Nassau County Schools, Dr. Kathy Burns beginning Tuesday, 09/03/2019 and effective through Wednesday, 09/04/2019.
Foster emphasized that Hurricane Dorian is an extremely dangerous storm with the potential for life-threatening storm surge, rough surf, and rip currents. He and his team are planning for tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rain in Nassau County and urged residents to exercise extreme caution and take protective actions during this dangerous storm.