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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.
Map of boil water advisory area
***UPDATE*** 8/24/2023 JEA lifted the precautionary Boil Water Advisory at 5:00 a.m. today for the South Philips Highway and Nocatee area, two days after a water main break.
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The National Weather Service, Jacksonville, has forecast dangerous temperatures this week, with heat indices, or “feels like” temperatures, potentially climbing to 117°. This extreme heat can pose severe health risks, especially for vulnerable populations. The elderly, young children, pregnant women, and individuals with pre-existing health conditions are particularly susceptible to heat-related illnesses.
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The Excessive Heat Task Force, led by Mayor Deegan, Chief Health Officer Dr. Sunil Joshi, city agencies, and Community partners, has developed a plan to respond in the event of extreme heat in Jacksonville.
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Florida Department of Health has issued a statewide mosquito-borne illness advisory following four confirmed and recovered local cases of malaria in Sarasota County. All individuals have been treated and have recovered. Malaria is transmitted through infected mosquitoes. The Department urges residents throughout the state to take precautions by applying bug spray, avoiding areas with high mosquito populations, and wearing long pants and shirts when possible - especially during sunrise and sunset when mosquitos are most active.
Stay Safe In the Heat
Summer has arrived, and with it so have the summer temperatures. The National Weather Service, Jacksonville has forecast heat index values in the triple digits this week.
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The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1, 2023 and now is the time to prepare.
Beach Warning Flags
May is National Water Safety Month, and as summer approaches, we want  to ensure that everyone is JaxReady before they go to the beach.  Always stay within your ability and check with the lifeguards if you are unsure about the safest areas for you and your family.
Take action today! Consider your threats, make a plan, have multiple ways to receive alerts, know what to do before and after a storm.
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, 2023.
A person goes missing every 60 seconds
The City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Division, in partnership with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, have created a new voluntary registry, R.E.V.A.M.P. Duval. R.E.V.A.M.P. Duval, is the Registry for Endangered, Vulnerable, and Missing Persons within Duval County.
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The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and online shopping has become a convenient way to purchase many of the items you need. While yes, online shopping is convenient, it is a prime space for cybercriminals and fraudsters. Scammers can attempt to obtain our information for financial gain or manipulate us into buying goods that we won’t receive. Use the tips below to avoid being taken advantage of when shopping online:
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Halloween is a fun-filled night, from costumes to candy, what’s not to love? While having a good time is important, safety needs to be a priority as well. Use these tips from JaxReady to ensure that your little ghosts and goblins have a scary good time.
October- It's not just Halloween and #PSL, Cybersecurity Awareness Month #BeCyberSmart
Held every October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online while increasing the resilience of the Nation against cyber threats.
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