- Evacuation orders and instructions for Duval County will be issued by the Jacksonville Mayor's Office. All public instructions will be issued from the City of Jacksonville's Emergency Operations Center and broadcast by the radio and TV media.
- All citizens are to be instructed to seek shelter well inland. Sheltering with family and friends or in a hotel/motel will provide the most comfort.
- Persons who wish to go to an ARC public shelter should listen to official announcements on radio and TV for shelter locations and instructions. There are some pet friendly shelters however there are certain restrictions.
- There are no public hurricane shelters at the beaches. Persons who need transportation to an ARC public shelter should go to the evacuation centers at Fletcher Middle School and Jacksonville Beach Elementary School. Public transportation will be available at these sites to transport people to ARC shelters.
- For expected landfall by a category 1-5 hurricane, the entire civilian population of Jacksonville Beach will be evacuated.
- For hurricane projections of marginal landfall, the City of Jacksonville Beach will be evacuated based on predicted damage and life safety issues.
- All vehicles will be able to leave the beach at the route of their choice however if the need arises, law enforcement may redirect traffic.
- The decision to close bridge traffic at the Intracoastal Waterway will be a coordinated effort between agencies. Bridge traffic will be stopped when winds reach a sustained 39 mph for 1 minute (at the top of the bridge).
In the event that an evacuation of the beaches area is called for by the Mayor of Jacksonville (usually a Category 1 hurricane or greater), there will be a general population evacuation.
Duval County Evacuation Routes for the Beaches
- North of Atlantic Boulevard: D