As a precaution, residents should have emergency kits ready to take with them during an evacuation, or to sustain them after a disaster until public services resume. Have at least an extra week’s worth of necessary medications available at all times – talk with your doctor or pharmacist about your “emergency kit medications”. Insure that you have at least one gallon of drinking water per person per day and several days supply of non-perishable foods. A large duffle bag or plastic tub with a lid makes a great storage place for an emergency food supply. Make digital (scan to CD or thumb-drive) or paper copies of important photos and documents/records (e.g. account numbers, insurance policies, registrations, insurance numbers, contact numbers and medication lists) and put them in a water-tight plastic bag (like a large Ziploc® Freezer Bag). Have a bottle of plain bleach to disinfect surfaces and water.
Last but not least, download the attached Citizen's Disaster Preparedness Guide for a myriad of important information such as emergency phone numbers, shelter registration for those with special needs, and a check-list for preparing your emergency evacuation kit.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nassau County Emergency Management at (904)548-0900.
County Manager's Office