The City of Jacksonville's 2022-2023 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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Rabies Alert Boundaries
The Florida Department of Health in Duval County (DOH-Duval) has issued a rabies alert for the Wesconnet area of Jacksonville; discovery of a rabid cat in the Wesconnet area is the reason for the alert, which will remain in effect through September 8, 2022.
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The 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins on Saturday, May 28, 2022, and ends on Friday, June 10, 2022.
Graphic with verbiage that states Hurricane Preparedness Week, Hurricane Season Starts June 1, 2022
Each year, the National Weather Service and the Florida Division of Emergency Management observe Hurricane Preparedness Week. Florida residents are encouraged to use this week to prepare for the upcoming Atlantic Hurricane Season, which begins June 1, 2022. 

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