CLAY COUNTY, Fla.-Emergency Management Officials are watching progress of Tropical Storm Andrea as it crosses Florida today and will closely monitor conditions throughout the evening.
Emergency Operations Center is currently at Level 3 activation and will continue communication with state and local agencies.
Clay County is currently under the following cautions:
• Tropical Storm Warning
• Tornado Watch
• Flood Watch
Isolated flooding in low-lying areas may occur from the anticipated rainfall, and residents are urged to remain aware of conditions and take protective actions as needed.
All residents are advised to take this opportunity to prepare for what might become an active storm season. Preparations include:
• 3 days' supply of water, food, personal needs items and medications
• Collection of important documents if evacuations become necessary
• Family emergency plan
• Avoid walking or driving through flood waters, and ensure children do not play in flood waters
• Trees in saturated areas may fall without warning
• Homes with flooded well heads should boil water or use bottled sources
• Wildlife may be driven from wooded areas due to flooding
• Floating ant beds may be present in flood waters
Self-serve sandbags and sand are available for any Clay County residents needing them:
• Station 14 (4003 Everett Avenue in Middleburg)
• Station 19 (Town of Orange Park, 2025 Smith St.)
• Station 20 (303 S. Oakridge Avenue in Green Cove Springs)
• Station 22 (5995 Pine Avenue in Fleming Island)
Residents can also sign up for the Clay County Emergency Management notification system, CodeRED, by logging onto the Clay County website: www.claycountygov.com, and clicking on "CodeRED". Follow the prompts to enter contact information for family members.
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