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Emergency Preparedness and Response

Florida Department of Health - St. Johns County

  •  904-209-3250
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    Mailing Address

    200 San Sebastian View 

     

    Saint Augustine, Florida 32084 


Hurricane Preparedness Guide
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Download the St. Johns County Hurricane Preparedness Guide

The Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County (DOH–St. Johns) was recognized nationally as a "Project Public Health Ready" certified county health department in 2010 and 2015.

Project Public Health Ready (PPHR)Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) is a national criteria-based public health preparedness program that assesses local health department capacity and capability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies.  We stand ready to serve our community in any emergency, such as staffing Special Needs Shelters when tropical storms or wildfires force evacuations, or operating Points of Dispensing or Mass Vaccination clinics to protect the public from disease outbreaks or epidemics.

St. Johns County residents are encouraged to prepare well in advance of disasters. Make a plan for yourself, family members, and pets so that everyone knows what to do in an emergency.  Assemble an Emergency Supply Kit of important papers, supplies, and medications that you will need with you if you have to evacuate your home.  Be Informed before, during, and after a disaster.

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St. Johns County Hurricane Preparedness Guide

St. Johns County Hurricane Preparedness Guide



Saint Johns County Hurricane Evacuation Zones

St. Johns County Hurricane Evacuation Map PDF



Hurricane Evacuation Route

To find your evacuation zone visit:

St. Johns County Evacuation Zone Locator and enter your address.



St. Johns County Emergency Management

St. Johns County

Emergency Management



More information to help you get prepared is available on the St. Johns County Emergency Management website. This is also where you can register for Special Needs Sheltering and transportation assistance to shelters in emergencies and find maps to the general population, pet friendly, and special needs shelters.

The State of Florida Division of Emergency Management provides an interactive online tool, Get a Plan!, to help families and businesses stay prepared. This useful tool allows you to answer a series of questions and create a customized plan. More information to help you get prepared is available on the St. Johns County Emergency Management website. This is also where you can register for Special Needs Sheltering and transportation assistance to shelters in emergencies and find maps to the general population, pet friendly, and special needs shelters.

 Plan and Prepare for Emergencies Visit:

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St. Johns County Emergency Management




The Florida Department of Health — Emergency Preparedness and Response Program has valuable information to help you prepare for emergencies:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also offers several on-line courses to help citizens prepare for all-hazards. These web-based courses are free of charge and have lots of good information:

Residents interested in volunteering to help during and after public health and medical emergencies may contact DOH–St. Johns Disaster Preparedness and Response Planner at 904-209-3250.

St. Johns County offers an Emergency Notification System:

Alert Saint Johns. Emergency Notification System

 Alert St. Johns – Emergency Notification System

 Residents of St. Johns County can be notified of Public safety issues by high-speed telephone emergency notification services. The Alert St. Johns system gives county and city officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages to the entire county or to targeted areas. Officials from the Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management, St. Johns County Fire Rescue, St. Augustine Police, and St. Augustine Beach Police Department have been trained on the system to ensure all citizens can be informed of any public safety issues.


Additional important resources for disaster planning and preparedness information for individuals, businesses, families, children, and persons with disabilities can be found on these sites:

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