Tropical Storm Elsa

7/7/21 1:00pm

No evacuation orders are in place and no shelters are open.

The bridge is NOT closed.
If you are stopped and told by a Law Enforcement Officer that it is temporarily unsafe to drive across the bridge, then traffic has been stopped until the hazardous conditions have passed, just like any time there is a hazard in the road. Obey local Law Enforcement Officers!

At 11:00 am EDT Wednesday, Tropical Storm Elsa made landfall in Taylor County near Keaton Beach with maximum winds of 65mph.

Elsa is moving to the north at 14 mph and the center of the storm is forecast to exit the state this afternoon and move into Georgia and the Carolinas through Thursday.

Tropical Storm Warning in effect for portions of NE FL, SE GA and SE GA waters, including inland Nassau County. Wind Advisory in effect for St. Johns River Basin and NE FL coast. Locally higher winds over the St. Johns River and along the coast. Flood Watch is in effect for NE FL and SE GA. Widespread moderate flooding potential. Isolated tornadoes possible across the area into this evening. Tornado watch in effect until 8pm Wednesday. Small Craft Advisory over the NE FL waters.

Damage Reporting.
If you wish to report damage to property as a result of the storm please use this form.  

If the damage you notice may be life-threatening or dangerous to public safety (e.g., live power lines down, large branches or other debris in the road) please call 904-225-5174 or 9-1-1 so that emergency personnel can be dispatched to secure the area.

Power Outages
If you have a power outage, contact your utility provider online or by phone:
FPUC Florida Public Utilities Company is https://fpuc.com/electric/report-outage/ or phone 800-427-7712
FPL Florida Power & Light is www.fpl.com/support/report-concerns.html or phone 800-468-8243
OREMC Okefenoke Rural Electric Membership Corp is www.oremc.com/outage-center or phone 800-262-5131

Water or Wastewater Outages:
NAU Nassau Amelia Utilities is www.nassaucountyfl.com/236/Nassau-Amelia-Utilities-NAU or phone 904-530-6903
JEA is https://www.jea.com/Outage_Center/ or phone 904-665-6000

Monitor:
The official forecasts from the National Hurricane Center https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
And the Jax NWS Office https://www.weather.gov/jax/

Key Contacts

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office
(904) 225-5174

Nassau County Fire Rescue
(904) 530-6600

Florida Dept. of Health – Nassau County
(904) 875-6100

Baptist Medical Center Nassau
(904) 321-3500

Nassau County Board of Commissioners
(904) 530-6010

City of Fernandina Beach
(904) 310-3100

Town of Hilliard
(904) 845-3555

Fernandina Beach Police Department
(904) 277-7342

Fernandina Beach Fire Rescue
(904) 277-7331

American Red Cross
(904) 358-8091

Nassau County Animal Services
(904) 530-6150

Nassau County Humane Society
(904) 321-1647

Town of Callahan
(904) 879-3801

Nassau County Public Works
(904) 530-6225
Self Report Storm Damage

 

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