Emergency Management Director, Billy Estep, provided an update pursuant to his 8:00 a.m. briefing with the National Hurricane Center and indicated that the storm has made a slight shift east, however they will continue to monitor it closely as there are many factors that could cause it to change again. Hurricane Irma has been declared as the strongest storm ever recorded and has the potential to cover the entire state of Florida due to size. It's still too early to know exactly where the storm will hit, therefore Nassau County is preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best.
Emergency Management staff has held several conference calls with public and private entities and are developing plans related to shelters and evacuations. We hope to have all those details announced by tomorrow.
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