It is important to know which hazards may affect your area
and to prepare accordingly. From riptides to hurricanes, make sure to educate
yourself to keep you and your family safe! For a list of hazards in Nassau County, click HERE.
Prepare A Go-Kit
- Being prepared means having the supplies you may need in case of an emergency or disaster. Make sure to prepare a Emergency Kit that can last you at least 3 days for an evacuation and 2 weeks if sheltering at home.
Make sure to bring supplies, like games, puzzles, or other activities for children.
Pet considerations – Don’t forget to pack supplies for your furry friend! They need food, water, sanitation supplies, and toys too!
- Mass Care Shelters – Sign up for alerts, visit our website, and follow our social media for open
shelter locations during an emergency.
Shelter in Place – If there is severe weather outside or
your local authorities have notified your area to shelter in place, lock your
doors, close windows, and go to an interior room.
- must seek refuge in an emergency public shelter during an evacuation, AND
- have special medical/functional needs OR require government transportation assistance to a public shelter.
Pet Sheltering – No registration is needed. All pets must have proof of vaccination and a Nassau County license, be properly crated or caged and be maintained by their owners. Animals will be housed in a separate room from their owners.
- Make an evacuation plan –
- Know your evacuation zone – See the map to the right to find your zone.
- Think about where you can go on short notice from various locations; school, work, home. Consider alternate routes in case roads are blocked.
- Have a family evacuation plan for major fires, hurricanes, and other disasters.
- Put your go-kit in easy-to-find place.
- Sign up for emergency alerts.
- If there is a situation where you will need to be evacuated, public officials will issue an evacuation order before the hazard arrives to ensure everyone is out of harm’s way.
- Notify your “out of the area” contact where you will be if you are evacuated.
- Follow public safety’s local and social media announcements, so you know when it is safe to return.