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JaxReady Mobile App On PhoneThe JaxReady App, brought to you by the Emergency Preparedness Division and Information Technologies Division of the City of Jacksonville, Florida— will help you monitor weather threats and plan for evacuation in the event of a natural disaster. JaxReady provides access to current threat levels, weather reports, and wildfire updates, as well as up-to-the-minute news feeds for emergency preparedness and evacuation.


  • GPS functionality for locating your Evacuation Zone
  • Current Emergency (EOC) Activation Level, Weather Threat Level, and Fire Danger Index based upon your geolocation
  • Links to special needs registration for those with special medical needs during an evacuation
  • Weather and fire news
  • Weather, wildfire, and drought index maps

Preparedness Guide CoverThe Duval County Preparedness and Response Guide highlights life-saving information for residents in all times of disaster.  

"If 2020 has shown us anything so far, it’s that preparation is key. As hurricane season begins and our community continues to respond and recover from the effects of COVID-19, we must also look ahead and prepare for other emergencies that may head our way. 

Every year, the City of Jacksonville publishes this Emergency Preparedness Guide to provide important information and tools to citizens that help them prepare for all types of emergencies—natural or man-made. It includes tips, checklists, and step-by-step instructions for what to do before, during, and after an emergency.

Public safety is my top priority, and that commitment extends to ensuring that our first responders and emergency managers have the training, tools, and resources they need to prepare our community for all hazards. Our Emergency Preparedness Division works year-round with law enforcement, fire & rescue, utility providers, federal agencies, and other community partners to develop plans, tools, and strategies to prepare, mitigate, respond, and recover from whatever comes our way.

I encourage you and your family to be JaxReady and to use this guide as a resource this Hurricane Season and throughout the year."

Stay Safe,
- Lenny Curry, Mayor

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Make an Emergency Family Plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area and plan accordingly. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find. Identify the information resources, supplies, and procedures that are specific to your family. The City of Jacksonville Emergency Family Plan will help you prepare for all of this and more!

  • Fill in the information in the plan. Add other important information to suit your family’s circumstances.
  • Keep this plan with your emergency supply kit, along with copies of any critical documents like health insurance information and insurance policies. 
  • Make sure every family member has the most important contact information available to them and knows where to locate a copy of the emergency family plan. 
  • Practice, practice, practice your evacuation plan, fire safety plan, and other plans to keep your family safe. 
Download the plan at this link!
Does your business or other enterprise maintain a Business Continuity Plan? The development, integration and maintenance of continuity considerations and capabilities is a shared responsibility of the whole community, and helps build a more resilient nation equipped to sustain essential functions, deliver critical services and stabilize community lifelines under all conditions.

This template has been developed by the City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Division and incorporates elements provided by Ready.gov and DisasterSafety.org. The intent is to provide a wide array of planning tools and considerations; not all components of this template may be applicable to your organization or business. This document is designed to address a wide audience. 

Plan and prepare your:
  • Staff by reviewing planning and preparedness activities for the protection of your staff.
  • Surroundings including those elements that potentially pose a threat during an event, such as fences, flagpoles, and trees.
  • Space including the contents of your workspace, such as inventory, filing cabinets, shelving, and other furniture.
  • Systems including utility systems that support the operation of the building and are generally located on the roof.
  • Structure including architectural and structural elements of the building, especially construction types that may be vulnerable to damage or failure during an event.
  • Services including opportunities for your organization to engage and serve the community following an event.