Are You Prepared?
Being prepared, can greatly reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.
St. Johns County is vulnerable to hurricanes. If you live in coastal or low-lying areas, areas that flood frequently, or in manufactured homes, you may be asked to evacuate.
You and your family need to know what to do and where to go should the threat of hurricane (or any disaster) become real.
Have a Plan
A disaster can strike quickly and without warning. You can be forced to evacuate your neighborhood or be confined to your home.
- What is your home’s vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind?
- What is your evacuation zone and evacuation route? Find your zone
- If asked to evacuate, where will you go? Shelter Information
- Do you have a family member with Special Medical Needs? Special Needs Shelter
- Do you have pets? Does your plan include them? Pet Checklist
Is Your Pet Ready?
Prepare a Disaster Supply Kit for Your Pet
Your Disaster Kits should be in easy-to-carry waterproof containers and stored in an accessible location. Prepare ahead of time to keep you and your pets safe.
Only dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and pocket pets are allowed at pet-friendly shelters. Ensure your pet is prepared to evacuate by making them a disaster supply kit.
Identification, medical records, and proof of ownership is important for all types of pets.
Evacuating Other Types of Pets
Individuals needing to evacuate any exotic pets, farm animals or wildlife will need to arrange alternative sheltering plans.
Transporting your pet may require special attention and care to decrease chances of stress-induced illness and death. Keep pets from different sources as separated as possible and maintain hygiene to decrease the transmission of disease.
Exotics pets (primates, snakes, spiders, insects, etc.) are NOT permitted at shelters.