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Updates from Governor Rick Scott on government mandates, evacuation statuses, resources, and other state news.

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Irma Preparedness

On September 14, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott will tour Hurricane Irma damage in Naples with President Donald Trump. This week, Governor Scott has joined FWC officers and members of the Florida National Guard to survey storm damage in Northeast Florida and the Florida Keys. The Governor will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials, city and county leaders, law enforcement and National Guard leaders, and utility officials as Hurricane Irma response continues. […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Irma Preparedness

On September 7, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Hurricane Irma at the State Emergency Operations Center. The Governor is traveling the state today to meet with local officials, ensure communities have all the resources they may need, and to encourage families and visitors to be fully prepared. Hurricane and […]

Gov. Scott: We’re Working Aggressively to Get More Fuel to Gas Stations

On September 7, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff
~State Police Escorting Resupply Trucks to Gas Stations~ WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott made the following statement outlining the steps that are being taken to bring more fuel to Florida gas stations. Governor Scott said, “We are aggressively working around the clock to bring more fuel to Florida gas stations. I have […]
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Jax Ready

The City of Jacksonville's Emergency Preparedness resource. The Jacksonville Fire/Rescue Department Emergency Preparedness Division serves as the Consolidated City of Jacksonville/Duval County Emergency Management authority. The Division oversees the Duval County Emergency Operations Center and Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.


Action Plan Workbook

Download the Action Plan Workbook by the Independent Living Resource Center to make sure you're prepared and have a guide to keep with you in the event of an emergency. Watch the video below for need-to-know info when creating your plan.


Find your Evacuation Zone

The City of Jacksonville and Duval County Emergency Management encourage you to determine your zone on the accompanying map and make advance plans for you and your family. In the event of an approaching storm, local government will work with the National Weather Service and other partners to provide you with specific information on which zones need to evacuate while simultaneously ensuring you have the best available information about the possible effects of the storm in your specific area.


Special Needs Registration

The City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Division maintains a registry of clients who have been identified as persons with Special Medical Needs. These individuals require assistance during evacuations and sheltering.


US Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency

Apply for Assistance

This page provides information and guidance for disaster survivors who want to apply for assistance related to a federally declared disaster.


Hurricane Irma

Local data and information on how to recover from Hurricane Irma.


Recovery Resources

This page provides links to recovery resources on how to cope with disaster, how to help pets, types of assistance available following a disaster, how to find missing family and friends, how to reopen your business or farm after a disaster, how to remove mold and mildew from your home, how to find a place to stay, and community resources to help you recover.


FEMA Mobile App

Download the app to receive alerts from the National Weather Service, get safety and survival tips, customize your emergency checklist, find your local shelter, and upload your disaster photos to help first responders.

Find Support

Many of you are returning home after evacuating from Hurricane Irma. You may lack electricity. Perhaps you're engaged in clean-up efforts.

The stress of the last few days -- and the days still to come -- can take a toll on our mental health. Individuals with a mental illness diagnosis can be especially vulnerable right now. NAMI is here to help.

The NAMI HelpLine is a free service that provides information, referrals, and support to people living with a mental health condition, family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. The HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday10 am–6 pm, ET.

The number is 1-800-950-NAMI (6264).

NAMI also has a Crisis Text Line. Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.


SNAP beneficiaries in Florida can purchase hot foods now through September 30.
September 12, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced yesterday that due to the severe storms and flooding caused by Hurricane Irma, effective immediately retail food stores licensed by the Food and Nutrition Service to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in the state of Florida may accept SNAP benefits in exchange for hot foods and foods intended to be consumed on retailer premises. These special rules are in effect through September 30, 2017. USDA advises that when hot foods are purchased with SNAP EBT benefits through September 30, the purchases are NOT subject to sales tax, as the foods mentioned above are considered SNAP eligible during this period. USDA is encouraging all SNAP authorized retail food stores in the Florida to post a special notice in the store that lets SNAP customers know they can use their SNAP EBT benefits to purchase hot foods and, where practical, may remain on the premises to consume those foods.

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