From the Nassau County Emergency Management Center
Tropical Storm Warning in place for coastal Nassau County.
Forecasters from the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center have adjusted their predictions and now anticipate less impact from Isaias for Nassau County as the storm slowly moves along Florida’s east coast today and Monday.
Impact from the storm will likely begin in the early to mid-morning hours Monday and feel more like a Nor’easter than a tropical storm for our area, with sustained winds predicted in the 25 to 40 mph range and some 50 mph wind gusts possible. Storm surge along our beaches is now forecast in the 1 to 2 foot range.
Rain amounts from 2 to 4 inches could produce some minor flooding in low lying areas of the county.
Nassau County Emergency Management will continue to monitor the storm throughout the day and post an update late this afternoon to keep you informed of any changes.
Nassau County residents should monitor the storm’s path throughout the weekend. 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,” NCEM 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 https://snr.flhealthresponse.com/.
Residents are reminded that 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.
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