Hurricane Preparedness

  1. When a Hurricane Threatens
  2. During A Hurricane Watch & Warning
  3. During the Hurricane
  4. After the Storm
  5. Financial Preparedness

Any time a tropical weather system threatens St. Augustine:

  • Monitor local radio broadcasts for emergency information. Emergency Management recommends that every family also have a National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio.
  • Re-check all emergency supplies and equipment to be sure you have enough supplies and that everything is in good work order.
  • Fill your car's fuel tank and check oil, water and battery.
  • Secure your storm window stutters, tape windows to minimize flying glass, make any other necessary repairs.
  • Locate the main cut-off switches for electricity, water and gas. Secure LP gas tanks.
  • Secure your boat.
  • Secure all essential records and documents in a safe, water-tight place.
  • If you do not have a car, make arrangements with a friend, relative or neighbor to go with them to a shelter or to evacuate.
  • Be prepared to evacuate upon the recommendation or order of St. Johns County Emergency Management which works in tandem with the St. Augustine Fire Department. Enter a street address into My Evacuation Zone, which will provide your Evacuation Zone and a link to the map of the evacuation route.
  • View the Four Steps to Disaster Preparedness (PDF) from the St. Augustine Fire Department.