HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE
Updated 04 Sep 2019 at 1900
MCSF Blount Island will be OPEN for normal operations on Friday, 06 Sep 2019.
Mandatory evacuations lifted for the following Counties:
Clay County, Duval County, and St. Johns County.
MCSF-BI Information Hotline: (904) 696-4810
Updated 04 Sep 2019 at 0900
"For Damage Assessment Team Only"
Please have at least one (1) representative from your organization report to Building 100 Room 221 at 1000 on Thursday 05 Sep 2019 for the damage assessment meeting. Unless notified otherwise.
"For All Personnel"
***** MCSF Blount Island will be CLOSED for normal operations until further notice *****
MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ISSUED:
Clay County Zones A, B, and Low-Lying Areas, effective 1500 Local, 03 Sep 2019.
Zones can be found at https://www.claycountygov.com/departments/emergency-management
State of Georgia, East of I-95, effective 1200 Local, 02 Sep 2019.
Nassau County Zones A, C, and F effective 0800 Local, 02 Sep 2019
Zones can be found at http://www.nassaucountyfl.com/72/Know-Your-Evacuation-Zone
Duval County Zones A and B effective 0800 Local, 02 Sep 2019
Zones can be found at http://www.coj.net/departments/fire-and-rescue/emergency-preparedness/get-prepared/evacuation-zones.aspx
St. Johns County Zones A and B, effective 0800 Local, Monday 02 Sep 2019.
Zones can be found at www.sjcemergencymanagement.org/evacinfo.html
For Active Duty Military and GS Civilian Employees, please contact your direct supervisor with your evacuation location information.
The Commanding Officer has directed a 450 mile evacuation radius for effected active duty military and GS civilians. Costs incurred by an evacuee for travel conducted outside this limit without prior authorization are the responsibility of the evacuee.
Division Heads / Directors / Leaders, please ensure the EOC receives the evacuation information concerning your personnel NLT 1200 each day.
EOC Numbers: (904) 696-5136 / 3877 / 5040 / 5050
MCSF-BI Information Hotline: (904) 696-4810 (Use to check installation status)
Website: https://www.bic.marines.mil/ (Use to check installation status)
MCSF-BI is in Tropical Cyclone Condition (TCC III). Expected to go to TCC II at 2000 Monday 02 Sep 19 (Based on guidance from NWS Jax)
- 2019 City of Jacksonville Preparedness Guide: http://www.coj.net/departments/fire-and-rescue/emergency-preparedness.aspx
- Review and update MOL information: https://www.mol.usmc.mil/
- Now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary actions to secure your family, home or business.
- Ensure that your emergency supplies kit is stocked and ready.
- Monitor the latest forecast at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
- Know what you would do in the event of a severe thunderstorm or tornado watch or warning. If a tornado warning is issued for your area, seek shelter immediately in an interior room, away from windows.
- If you see a flooded roadway, remember the phrase Turn Around, Don't Drown and always take your time when traveling.
- NEVER drive through flooded roadways as road beds may be washed out under flood waters, and just one foot of fast-moving flood water can move most cars off the road.
- Be aware that flash flooding can occur. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediately to higher ground. Do not wait for instructions to move.
- Be aware of stream, drainage channels, canals and other areas known to flood suddenly. Flash floods can occur in these areas with little or no warning.
- If thunder roars, go indoors. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning and should seek shelter.
- Dump and / or drain any and all residual standing water.
- Be a good Samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.