Nassau County Emergency Management Update: 1:00 pm August 1

NOTE:  Nassau County Manager Mike Mullin issued Executive Order 19 today amending the current State of Emergency to include events related to Hurricane Isaias.  All other orders remain in full force and effect until further directive from FL Governor Ron DeSantis.

Update 1pm Sat 1st Aug

A tropical cyclone watche has been issued for Nassau County by the National Weather Service. Nassau County will likely experience rainfall amounts in the one- to three-inch range, sustained winds less than 40 mph, with some gusts up to 60 mph. Isaias is expected to be in our area sometime late Sunday night or early Monday morning.

We will provide updates a projections from NWS and NHC get released..Please continue to monitor the storm’s path.

Emergency Management Director Greg Foster says the Emergency Operations Center will monitor the storm throughout the weekend and provide situational updates on the website and social media (NassauEM is on Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor) at 9:00 am and again at 3:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Foster says Nassau County residents should monitor the storm’s path throughout the weekend. Foster says no evacuations are planned, but a special needs shelter will be on stand-by in case of extended county power outages. “If you feel your own safety is at risk, you should take appropriate action,” Foster advises. “Otherwise, monitor the storm through NassauEM and shelter in place.” Nassau County residents who anticipate needing evacuation assistance or medical accommodations in a public emergency shelter should register on Florida’s Special Needs Registry each hurricane season at

Foster reminds residents the tropics are becoming more active and hurricane preparedness, especially while we remain under a Public Health Advisory for the pandemic, should be a priority for all Nassau County residents. Be prepared, not scared.

Sandbags Available

In anticipation of Isaias and the rest of the 2020 Hurricane Season, Nassau County residents living in low-lying, flood-prone areas, who have not already mitigated impacts from surge or freshwater flood, can obtain sand bags from NC Public Works this weekend.

WHERE: Peters Point on Amelia Island

WHEN: Saturday between Noon and 5:00 p.m.; Sunday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Residents must fill and load their own bag