St. Johns County Emergency Management Urges Public Safety Ahead of Dangerous Storm Conditions
Strong to severe storms are possible for St. Johns County over the weekend.
St. Johns County Emergency Management encourages the public to stay informed through these options:
- Follow St. Johns County Emergency Management on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/StJohnsEOC) and X/Twitter (https://twitter.com/StJohnsEOC).
- Sign up for the Alert St. Johns emergency notification system at www.sjcemergencymanagement.com.
- Ensure the notification settings selected allow you to be alerted at all times for your safety.
- Register for Nixle Alerts by texting StJohnsEOC to 888777.
St. Johns County Emergency Management encourages the public to avoid coastal areas during this time as a matter of safety. Dangerous coastal and marine conditions will impact St. Johns County through Sunday, including:
- High rip current risk (extremely dangerous)
- High surf (6-10 feet)
- Minor tidal flooding (2 feet above normal conditions)
- Significant beach erosion
There is a potential for heavy rainfall (2-4 inches expected, potentially up to 6 inches) and severe thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday throughout St. Johns County. With severe thunderstorms comes the possibility of isolated tornadoes. The public is advised to use caution if driving is necessary and to avoid driving on flooded roads for any reason. Water on flooded roads is often deeper than it appears and can quickly lead to a vehicle being stuck or carried away.
Strong sustained winds of 25-35 mph and gusts of 40-50 mph are possible on Saturday and Sunday throughout St. Johns County. Now is the time to secure all loose outdoor items, such as trash cans, lawn furniture, and outdoor holiday decorations.