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 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.

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JACKSONVILLE, Florida, June 26, 2024 – Earlier this week, the City of Jacksonville unveiled its 2024 Cooling Center Contingency Plan, called “Stay Cool Jax”. It is a critical component of the City of Jacksonville’s proactive efforts to safeguard public health during periods of extreme heat.  
Disaster Preparedness 2024 Sales Tax Holiday
In an effort to encourage residents to prepare for natural disasters, Governor DeSantis has signed into law House Bill 7073 which includes the 2024 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. This initiative aims to provide financial relief on essential items needed for emergency situations.
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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.

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