ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – St. Johns County Emergency Management officials announced Friday that the county is opening four water distribution locations to help those people affected by Ian’s aftermath.
All distribution locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 2. Water is limited to two cases per vehicle.
The distributions are at the following locations:
- St. Augustine Amphitheatre - 1340C A1A S, St. Augustine
- Solomon Calhoun Community Center - 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine
- Flagler Estates Community Center - 9960 Oliver Ave., Hastings
- W.E. Harris Community Center - 400 East Harris St., Hastings
Between all four locations, roughly 1,000 cases of water are available for people.
News4JAX visited the two locations in Hastings on Saturday to see how the water distribution was having an impact on the community.
Marion Boyd, one of the residents in St. Johns County impacted by Hurricane Ian, said the water will help.
“I just got my power restored. I will have to go buy ice to keep things cool. I can put it in the refrigerator and have it. I need it because I’m trying to keep my health up,” Boyd said.
Jamie Baccari, assistant director of St. Johns County Parks and Recreation, said that while residents are resilient, this is another way to help them as they clean out their homes and move forward.
“It’s huge for the community to know they can rely on the county to be there to support them,” Baccari said. “Whether they’re prepared or not, we’re here to make sure they have what they need during these types of situations.”