***DSAT TEAMS ARE ARRIVING SOON***
Disaster Survival Assistance Teams (DSAT) will be arriving in Nassau County soon. These teams will be doing door to door canvassing of areas affected by Hurricane Irma.
The Disaster Survivor Assistance Team (DSAT) is utilized once there is a presidential declaration. After a disaster, survivors require knowledge on how best to begin the recovery process and ways to obtain assistance. DSAT provides information directly to survivors by canvassing the community door-to-door. DSAT brings information to locations where citizens frequent, so that everyone in the community has equal access and understanding of the assistance process. Along with providing survivors with information, FEMA and FDEM DSAT Counterparts register survivors for FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program and conduct individual case status visits door-to-door. The number of DSAT workers assigned to any given territory will vary depending on such factors as the extent of damage, population density, and other demographics such as special needs populations.
While DSAT’s primary goal is to inform survivors about the recovery process, DSAT teams also collect information that can aid the community. DSAT will often identify unmet needs and areas of concern in the community because they are in the field with the people everyday. This information assists other areas of Recovery to ensure that all of the needs of the community are met.
DSAT circulates information on how to register with FEMA for disaster aid, the location and operation hours of Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC), and mitigation options. All other information is dependent on the event that has taken place. For example, during a flooding event, DSAT may hand out information on water damage and mold prevention.
If you have any questions, please contact the EOC at 904-548-0900.
County Manager's Office