The City of Jacksonville's 2023-2024 Preparedness Guide

is now available! In an emergency, every second counts. Planning what to do before a disaster strikes provides the best protection for you and your family.

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City of Jacksonville Preparedness & Response Guide
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City of Jacksonville Emergency Family Plan

Be Prepared - Build an Emergency Supply Kit Today

It is always the right time to build an emergency supply kit. Duval county experiences a wide range of hazards including hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, severe thunderstorms, and tornadoes. Having an emergency supply kit ready ahead of time will ensure you are prepared in the event of any emergency. Read the City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Guide to learn more.
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Healthcare Facility Information

We are responsible for the review of facility plans and also promote information about emergency environmental control. Learn more here.

Latest News

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On April 1, 2024, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Missing Persons Unit in partnership with the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department and JaxReady recently started a new program, called First Responder Awareness Sticker Program.
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The City of Jacksonville’s Emergency Preparedness Division is thrilled to announce the inaugural JaxReady Fest, an interactive preparedness experience aimed at empowering residents with the knowledge and resources to stay safe and resilient in the face of all hazards that threaten our community.
Solar Eclipse Safety
While Jacksonville may not find itself in the direct path of the total eclipse, residents still have the opportunity to experience this extraordinary celestial event on Monday, April 8th. According to US Naval Observatory information, 64.5% of the sun will be obscured by the moon as seen in Jacksonville. This will begin at 1:47 p.m. with the maximum coverage at 3:05 p.m. and will end at 4:19 p.m.

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

Category 1: Winds 74 to 95 Miles Per Hour, Minimal Damage Category 2: Winds 96 to 110 Miles Per Hour, Moderate Damage Category 3: Winds 111 to 129 Miles Per Hour, Extensive Damage Category 4: Winds 130 to 156 Miles Per Hour, Extreme Damage Category 5: Winds Over 157 Miles PEr Hour, Catastrophic Damage