Fernandina Beach declares city emergency ahead of Hurrican Ian
Joining the governor and the county, Fernandina Beach City Manager Dale Martin and Mayor Mike Lednovich have jointly declared a state of emergency in the city. It will remain in effect until further notice.
Martin said city staff and emergency personnel have been monitoring Hurricane Ian’s progress for several days – and they think it quite likely that the storm will cause flooding and wind damage as it passes up the Florida penninsula — starting here Wednesday and peaking Thursday as it passes Fernandina Beach, according to recent forecasts.
Martin’s message to the community: “Please continue your preparations for the storm. City staff will keep you (and the community) informed of additional developments.”