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Hazards in Nassau County

Northeast Florida is subject to a variety of natural hazards, from extreme temperatures and severe weather to wildfires, rip currents, and dangerous flooding; many of which can occur with very little warning and have cascading impacts.  Human-caused hazards like chemical, biological, and radiological substance releases or criminal activities are also possible.  All hazards can have multiple impacts:

FEMA graphic of potential consequences of natural hazards - power disruption, businesses being closed, food spoilage, medical devices

Residents and visitors should be aware of their vulnerabilities and know what to do before, during, and after these hazards strike to remain healthy and safe.  Click on the hazard icons below to learn about these conditions, risks associated with each, and steps to take to be well-prepared for all hazards.

Nassau County's community planners, engineers, public works, and stormwater experts look for public input to help develop and prioritize improvement projects that will mitigate the community's risks from these hazards.  Public meetings are held quarterly (the second Tuesday of March, June, September, and December at 10:30 a.m. in the EOC) to to identify and discuss local hazard mitigation strategies

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