As of 8:30 a.m., the evacuation order for Nassau County has been lifted. While the order has been lifted, there may be conditions specific to your area that may prevent you from going home. Officials are in the community conducting damage and safety assessments.
The majority of deaths and injuries take place after the storm has passed. Protect yourself by following the below tips:
- If you find damages, please report them immediately to Crisis Track at www.OneNassau.com
- Do not enter your structure if you arrive to find damages. Call a contractor to assess it.
- Watch for wildlife that may have been displaced during the storm (alligators, snakes, etc.)
- Watch for and avoid downed power lines and assume that they are still “live”
- If you encounter a traffic light that it not operating, treat it like a 4-way stop
- If you have propane or natural gas, your pilot may need to be re-lit. However, if you smell gas, call 911
- Check items in your refrigerator to ensure they have not spoiled
- Obey “road closed” signage
- Turn around, don’t drown. There could be road damage that is not visible to you. Vehicles can be easily carried away.
- Follow boil water notices issued by your utility company (if any)
- If you find water in your home, contact a professional to assist in removal. Open windows and doors to assist in ventilation.
- Stay away from standing water. Water could be charged from downed power lines and you could be at risk of being electrocuted.
- If you encounter flood water, be sure to wash properly as you could have been exposed to contaminates.
- Never use a generator in your home
- Beware of scammers. Never give out information such as policy numbers, coverage details or any personal information to anyone showing up at your door or contacting you by phone.
If you have any questions, please contact Nassau County Emergency Management at (904) 548-0900.