If you live near a wooded area, you can minimize the risk of wildfires by following these simple steps:
- Clear a buffer between your home and vegetation
- Keep trees and bushes trimmed
- Plan alternate escape routes out of the neighborhood
For more information, contact the Fire Administration at 386-676-3255.
Designate the safest spot in your house in case of a tornado, which are often spawned by the outer rain bands of hurricanes.
Maintain battery-powered smoke alarms, check them twice a year, and have an escape plan ready and a designated place to meet outside your home.
Incidents with hazardous materials can occur rapidly with train derailments or leaks at City or business facilities. If you think there are dangerous fumes in your area, stay inside, shut your windows, turn off your AC unit, and listen for emergency notifications on the radio or television.
Official information will be communicated through door-to-door contact by police officers and firefighters, and through the radio and television announcements.
If you have any questions, please call the Police Department non-emergency line at 386-677-0731.