Hurricane Preparedness

As we monitor Hurricane Irma, I urge every Floridian to get a plan and be prepared for potential life threatening impacts of the storm. Below are helpful contact numbers and websites to help you prepare:

Important Numbers:

Emergency: 911

Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office Non-Emergency: (904) 630-0500

St. John’s County Sherriff’s Office: (904) 824-8304

Nassau County Sherriff’s Office: (904) 225-5174

FEMA Disaster Assistance: (800) 621-3362

Florida Help Line: 211

Jacksonville Electric Authority: (800) 683-5542

Beaches Energy Services: (904) 247-6241

Florida Power and Light: (800) 468-8243

State Volunteer and Donations:(800) 354-3571

American Red Cross: (904) 358-8091

Price Gouging Hotline: (866) 966-7226

Jacksonville Special Needs Shelter Information: (904) 255-3110

National Weather Service Jacksonville: (800) 499-1594 ext. 1

City of Jacksonville: (904) 630-2489

Duval County Emergency Management:

                  Phone: (904) 630-2472

            Twitter: @JaxReady

Nassau County Emergency Management:

                  Phone: (904) 548-0900

            Twitter: @NassauEM

St. John’s County Emergency Management:

                  Phone: (904) 824-5550

                  Twitter: @StJohnsEOC

Radio Stations

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network: 89.9 WJCT-FM

Social Media Accounts

Florida Division of Emergency Management:


                  Twitter: @FLSERT

Florida Department of Transportation:


            Twitter: @MyFDOT

Nassau County Emergency Management:

                  Phone: (904) 548-0900

                  Twitter: @NassauEM

St. Johns County Emergency Management:

                  Phone: (904) 824-5550

                  Twitter: @StJohnsEOC

City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Division:


            Twitter: @JaxReady

National Weather Service Jacksonville:


            Twitter: @NWSJacksonville



            Twitter: @NOAA


To identify which evacuation zone you are in: 


                  St. John’s County:

                  Nassau County:

City of Jacksonville 2017 JaxReady Emergency Preparedness Guide: click HERE.

City of Jacksonville Special Needs Shelter Registration: click HERE.

As always, remember that my office is open and available to assist you. To stay up to date on breaking news, please visit my Facebook and Twitter pages.



More on Hurricane Preparedness

December 21, 2017 Press Release


To watch Congressman Rutherford’s floor speech in support of hurricane relief, click HERE.

November 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to highlight the importance of beach renourishment and the Jones Act to Northeast Florida following Hurricane Irma. To view the video, click HERE. The below excerpts are from his testimony:

October 12, 2017 Press Release

Congressman John Rutherford released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2266, the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act.  This supplemental disaster funding package provides an additional $36.5 billion in relief for Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria, as well as wildfire response in the Western U.S.

October 3, 2017 Press Release

To view the video, click HERE


Washington, D.C. – Speaking on the U.S. House of Representatives floor last night, Congressman John Rutherford praised local, state, and federal officials after Hurricane Irma, and explained the challenges Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands face as they recover from Hurricane Maria.


Key excerpts of Congressman Rutherford’s remarks are transcribed below:

September 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Today, Congressman John Rutherford announced his staff will be holding mobile office hours throughout Florida’s 4th Congressional District. During these meetings, a representative from the Congressman’s staff will be on hand to assist constituents with questions or problems related to federal agencies.

September 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  As Northeast Florida begins to recover from Hurricane Irma, Congressman Rutherford pointed residents to federal disaster relief programs that can help with recovery. 

September 8, 2017 Press Release