CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – Clay County officials have issued a mandatory evacuation for residents living in zones A, B, C, mobile homes and low-lying areas beginning Saturday at 6 a.m.
Clay County Emergency Management has been activated at level 1 and closely monitoring the track of powerful Hurricane Irma. They declared a local State of Emergency Thursday morning at 7 a.m.
Officials said full activation of the EOC will start Saturday at 8 a.m. Click here for the most recently updated story for Clay County.
Residents will potentially begin to expect effects from this powerful hurricane as early as Saturday evening. It is strongly encouraged that residents take the storm seriously and prepare themselves and their families for the possibility of a near or direct strike from Irma.
Have a plan
Take the time now to prepare a disaster kit by stocking up on essential supplies that you and your family would need including food, water, medications, medical devices and other essentials.
Also, ensure that your disaster plan is ready. Decide if you plan on staying home, going to a family or friend’s house or to a local shelter. Remember that shelters are refuges of last resort and are not comfortable. Individuals and families who report to any shelter are responsible for bringing their own food, bedding, medication, multiple changes of clothing and other essentials.
Officials are asking residents to take time to make sure that your NOAA weather radio is operational. The programming numbers for the NOAA weather radios are as follows: