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Emergency Preparedness Division Is Monitoring Approaching Weather System

January 08, 2024
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.

In light of this, we urge residents to proactively prepare by taking necessary measures. Below are some key preparedness actions you can take to get JaxReady:

  • Secure Loose Items: Assess your home and property to identify and secure items vulnerable to strong wind gusts. Taking precautions now can help prevent potential hazards during severe weather.
  • Clear Drains and Gutters: With increased rainfall, it’s crucial to ensure proper drainage. Clearing drains and gutters will help water flow efficiently and reduce the risk of flooding.
  • Avoid Flooded Roads: If heavy rainfall occurs, it’s essential to avoid driving through flooded roads. Additionally, motorists are strongly advised not to drive around barricades, which indicate dangerous conditions.
  • Stay Weather Aware: Keep a close eye on official forecast sources for the latest updates on the approaching weather system. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive severe weather alerts. Being informed will empower you to make timely decisions to protect yourself and your property. 

The Emergency Preparedness Division urges residents to stay vigilant and follow recommended safety guidelines. 

As the situation develops, further updates will be provided through official channels. The community is encouraged to stay connected, stay informed, and stay safe during this period of heightened weather awareness.

Due to this pending storm system, all City of Jacksonville government offices will be closed to the public on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. All City Council meetings will be postponed, and City parks and recreation facilities will also be closed.

 Additionally, all Duval County Public Schools and facilities will be closed, and all after-school activities cancelled, on Tuesday, January 9.

Stay up to date on the current weather outlook here: National Weather Service Jacksonville