Loading

Weather Press Releases

Emergency Management

Evacuation / sheltering

Extreme weather

Hurricanes

Informational

Pet / Animal Safety

Wildfire



Follow us on Twitter Logo

Storm Ready Community Logo

My Evacuation Zone Logo My Evacuation Zone Link

Preparedness Guides

  • Bullet Graphic  Hurricane Guide
    St. Johns County Hurricane Preparedness Guide
  • Bullet Graphic  Large Print Guide
    St. Johns County Hurricane Preparedness Guide in large print for the visually impaired.

CEMP

St. Johns County's 2012 Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. Available Online

My Florida 511

Real-time road and traffic information. Learn More

Ready America

Instructional Videos to help you prepare for Hurricane Season. Learn More

Find a Publication

Publications are PDF's
Download Acrobat Reader

or   Publication List Page

Latest News

  • Bullet Graphic  Current EOC Weather
    Current weather at the St. Johns County Emergency Operations Center
  • Bullet Graphic  Local Weather
    Current weather for the St. Augustine area
  • Bullet Graphic  NOAA
    National Weather Service to Use New Hurricane Wind Scale

Homeland Security

Hurricane Preparedness

Introduction

Every year we, as residents of St. Johns County, are reminded of the vulnerability of our coastal community to hurricanes. As this County continues to grow and develop, this fact becomes increasingly important. You and your family need to know what to do and where to go should the threat of hurricane (or any disaster) become real.

A lack of education and planning are the common links of all major disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions should be taken, you can greatly reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. If you live in coastal or low-lying areas, areas that flood frequently, or in manufactured homes, you will be asked to evacuate. To be "Prepared" you should have a plan.

Have a Plan

A disaster can strike quickly and without warning. You can be forced to evacuate your neighborhood or be confined to your home. What will you do when disaster strikes? Where will your family be when disaster strikes? Are you prepared?

Begin by gathering some basic, yet vital information. Know if you live in an evacuation area or not. Know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind. If you are asked to evacuate, where will you go? Know the evacuation routes you will take. Do you have a family member with Special Needs? Do you have pets? Does your plan include them?

Write a family plan based on this information. Families can cope with a disaster by preparing in advance. Knowing what to do in the event of disaster is your best protection. For helpful information and guidance in preparing "Your Family Disaster Plan", visit our Find a Publication listing in the right column as well as visiting any of the following sites:

  1. FEMA
    Plan and Prepare
  2. Ready.gov/kids
    Disaster Planning for Children
  3. Florida Institute for Family Involvement (FIFI)
    Disaster Planning, Response and Recovery
  4. Florida Disaster.org
    Get a Plan
  5. Red Cross
    Prepare Your Home and Family

 

Link to top of Page