Submitted by David Lott, Deputy City Manager
June 26, 2012 12:00 p.m.
The City continues to receive strong, intermittent bands of rain from Tropical Storm Debby and this rainfall is expected to continue for at least the next 36 hours.
There is localized flooding or water accumulation on several roads in the City. At the time of this release the most affected areas are:
. Lisa Avenue is generally impassable, except for trucks
. North Fletcher between 3rd and 5th is closed
. South Fletcher north of Sadler have issues, but still passable
City crews are working to clear these areas as quickly as possible. City beaches and the Sadler Road beach access road remain open, although the beaches are not currently staffed with lifeguards due to the inclement weather. There is an elevated risk of rip currents so swimmers should use extra caution if going in the water.
All City programs and activities are running as scheduled; although pool programs at the Atlantic Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. facilities are dependent upon weather conditions.
Questions about City operations should be directed as follows:
City Hall 904-277-7300
Parks & Rec 904-277-7350
Golf Course 904-277-7370
If you experience a power outage, please call the FPU Hotline at 904-261-3663 to report
your area. If you see downed power lines, please call 9-1-1.
It is expected that the Nassau County Board of Commissioners will declare a Local State of
Emergency in a meeting later today. That declaration will cover the City and all other
municipalities in the County. This action follows on the heels of Governor Rick Scott signing a statewide declaration yesterday and will help local governments seek reimbursement for costs associated with the storm.
The action by the County Commission is primarily due to parts of Nassau County, particularly in the western section and along creeks and rivers, experiencing widespread flooding and a number of septic tanks systems being compromised leading to unsanitary conditions in those areas. The County is opening a shelter in Hilliard later today for displaced residents. For more information and directions, contact the County Emergency Operations Center at 904-548-4980.
June 26, 2012