Emergency Public Shelters

Nassau County Emergency Management has identified emergency shelters that will be open to anyone who needs a safe place to stay during a disaster. Emergency shelters may be crowded and uncomfortable with no privacy, and there is no guarantee of electricity. Some food and water will be available in the shelter but anyone evacuating to a public shelter should take their personal ‘go kits’ with sufficient supplies to last 4 or 5 days. All emergency public shelters in Nassau County are now pet friendly. You will need to provide secure crate/cage, bowls, food, leash, hygiene supplies, & proof of current vaccinations.

General Population

Bryceville Elementary School
6504 Church Avenue
Bryceville, FL 32009

Callahan Intermediate School
34586 Ball Park Road
Callahan, FL 32011

Hilliard Elementary School
27568 Ohio St
Hilliard, FL 32046

Callahan Middle School
450121 Old Dixie Highway
Callahan, FL 32011

Callahan Intermediate School
34586 Ball Park Road
Callahan, FL 32011

Yulee High School
85375 Miner Road
Yulee, FL 32097

Yulee Middle School
85439 Miner Road
Yulee, FL 32097

Yulee Elementary School
86063 Felmore Road
Yulee, FL 32097

Special Medical Needs Shelters

Requires Annual Registration before Hurricane Season (by June 1st)

Hilliard Middle-Senior High School
1 Flashes Avenue
Hilliard, FL 32045

Wildlight Elementary
550 Curiosity Ave,
Yulee, FL 32097

Although NCEM has identified wind-rated public facilities that can be opened for emergency shelter, a public shelter should be your last choice of refuge – they are often crowded, noisy, and uncomfortable, with no privacy and scarce resources. If you are able to go to a friend or relative’s sturdy home in a safe area, that is probably your best choice.

Plan ahead for evacuations – a public shelter should be your LAST choice of refuge. (think of it as a lifeboat, not a cruise ship).

Depending on weather conditions and staffing availability, not all public shelter facilities may be opened. Sign up for Citizen Alerts to ensure you receive timely notices for evacuations and shelter openings. Residents can verify local shelter openings with Emergency Management by calling the EOC at 904-548-0900 or monitoring our Facebook page, Twitter, and Nextdoor postings.

If you do not have transportation out of the evacuation zone you must register in advance for transportation to a public shelter. Emergency bus routes will be scheduled based on the needs of our residents.

If you plan to go to a public shelter and have special medical needs that include equipment that requires electricity (e.g., an oxygen concentrator) or require daily home health care, you must register in advance to ensure staff will be able to assist with your needs in a Special Medical Needs Shelter.