• Every year we, as residents of St. Johns County, are reminded of the vulnerability of our coastal community to hurricanes. This fact becomes increasingly important as this County continues to grow and develop. You and your family need to know what to do and where to go should the threat of a hurricane (or any disaster) become real.

    A lack of education and planning are the common links to all major disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions should be taken, you can greatly reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. You will be asked to evacuate if you live in coastal or low-lying areas that flood frequently or in manufactured homes. To be "Prepared" you should have a plan.


    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 will you do when disaster strikes? Where will your family be when disaster strikes? Are you prepared?

    Begin by gathering some basic, yet vital information. Know if you live in an evacuation area or not. Know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding, and wind. If you are asked to evacuate, where will you go? Know the evacuation routes you will take. Do you have a family member with Special Needs? Do you have pets? Does your plan include them?

    Write a family plan based on this information. Families can cope with a disaster by preparing in advance. Knowing what to do in the event of a disaster is your best protection.


    Family Communications Plan for Kids
    Do you know how to get in touch with your family?

    Family Communications Plan for Parents
    Does your family know how to get in touch with each other

    Florida Disaster.org
    Get a Plan

    Red Cross
    Make a Disaster Preparedness Plan

    Ready.gov - Business
    Provides Information for Planning and Protecting your Business

    Florida Disaster Business Planning
    Planning for your Business

  • St. Johns County Department of Emergency Management 

    The St. Johns County Department of Emergency Management is responsible for the Disaster Preparedness of our County and the Evacuation Assistance Program for our citizens who need assistance in the event of an evacuation. In the event of an actual emergency situation, your knowledge of what to do will be of great benefit to you and your family. For more information regarding emergency management in St. Johns County, please visit https://www.sjcemergencymanagement.com or call (904) 824-5550. 

  • Contact Info Contact Info

    Attorney General Price Gouging Hotline
    (866) 966-7226

    Non-Emergency Sheriff's Office
    (904) 824-8304

    Special Needs Shelter Registration Required: Pre-Registration 
    (904) 824-5550

    Florida's 2-1-1 Help Line

    Florida Emergency Information Line
    (800) 342-3557

    FEMA Disaster Assistance
    (800) 621-3362

    State Volunteer and Donations
    (800) 354-3571

    American Red Cross
    (904) 358-8091

    St. Johns County Building Services Structural Hotline (904) 827-6836

  • About Business Continuity & Recovery

    The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce assists Chamber members during emergencies in St. Johns County. Follow the Chamber on Facebook, reach out to us directly at 904-829-5681, email Scott Maynard at Scott.Maynard@sjcchamber.com, or email Jamie Johnson at Jamie.Johnson@sjcchamber.com. The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce stands ready to assist you in any way that we can.

    For those that will need professional services to help you get back on your feet, we've created this quick guide to reach those professionals that may be able to help during your recovery. If you need a specific service not listed in the guide you can search our member directory.