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St. Johns County Issues Mandatory Evacuation For Flood-Prone Areas

St. Johns County has issued a mandatory evacuation order effective 5 p.m. August. 29th, for all persons living in low-lying, flood-prone areas, or for those on a boat, mobile home, recreational vehicle, camper, or similar conveyance.

St. Johns County will also open two storm shelters to the public today, August. 29, at 5 p.m.

The shelters are located at:

  • The Solomon Calhoun Community Center, 1300 Duval St. in St. Augustine. This is a general population and pet friendly shelter
  • St. Johns County Health and Human Services Building, 200 San Sebastian View in St. Augustine. This shelter is a special medical needs shelter.

Residents coming to the shelters must bring their own supplies, like bedding including sleeping bags, air mattresses, pillows, sheets, and blankets. A five-day supply of water, non-perishable food, medication, diapers, and other personal items.

Some other suggestions.

  • At least a five-day supply of medications, insulin, and a cooler if you are diabetic 
  • Personal grooming and hygiene items, feminine supplies 
  • Extra clothing, eyeglasses 
  • Books, magazines, cards, games, etc. 
  • Pillows, blankets, sheets
  • Flashlight and extra batteries, manual can opener 
  • Personal identification/important papers

SJCEM encourages the public to stay informed through these options:

  • Sign up for the Alert St. Johns emergency notification system at www.sjcemergencymanagement.com
  • Register for Nixle Alerts by texting StJohnsEOC to 888777
  • Monitor www.sjcfl.us/hurricane for all storm-related updates
  • Call the St. Johns County Emergency Management Citizen Information Line at 904-824-5550 with any storm-related questions

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