Face it, no matter where you live, there are weather related events that will visit your home. Typically, hurricanes heading northwards follow the warm waters of the Gulf Stream and usually pass east of the Jacksonville and First Coast area, but not always. If you locate on an island, like the beaches, you may be subject to bridges closing due to high winds, so make sure you follow weather and evacuation advisories during those times when the storms come close in. To be prepared, you may want to visit the Florida Disaster web site linked to the map below the short film, then click on your county to see evacuation routes. (You may want to keep the disaster site in your browser favorites, just in case.)
We do have blustery days, but don't let that keep you from stepping out for a while...
Short Film by Frank D. Wilson, LifeCraft Media
Click Here To Access the NOAA Hurricane Preparedness Website
Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, Clay, and Flagler counties make up most of the First Coast and Jacksonville area. Clicking on the map will load the Florida Disaster Web site in a new window.