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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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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Enhanced Risk for Severe Weather
The Emergency Preparedness Division is closely monitoring an area of low pressure that could potentially bring severe weather conditions to our area on Tuesday, January 9. As this dynamic system approaches, there is a possibility of significant weather conditions, which include damaging winds, hail, and tornado risks.
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The Emergency Preparedness Division is monitoring an area of low pressure in the northwestern Caribbean Sea that has the potential to develop in the next several days.
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Peak hurricane season is mid-August through mid-October. Now is the time to refresh and stock up on emergency supply kit items.

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