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St. Johns County Emergency ManagementHurricane Season

June 1 marks the official start to Hurricane Season. Time to get those Disaster Supply kits stocked up, Disaster Plans dusted off and ready, and register for Alert St. Johns so you can stay informed. Our Hurricane Preparedness Guide is full of helpful tips to get prepared.

Emergency Notifications - 2 Ways to Stay Informed!

  • Alert St. Johns Emergency Notifications – With June marking the beginning of hurricane season, St. Johns County is encouraging all residents to sign up for Alert St. Johns, an emergency notification system that provides critical information during emergency situations. The alert system enables St. Johns County, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, the City of St. Augustine, and the City of St. Augustine Beach to quickly provide residents with critical information in a variety of situations including severe weather, unexpected road closures, water advisories, missing persons, evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods, and incidents that may threaten public safety. To receive these time sensitive alerts, residents can sign up at Those who sign up can choose to receive notifications via a phone call to their home, business, or mobile phone, by email, or text message. The Alert St. Johns system has replaced the Code Red notification system, so it is imperative that residents sign up for these critical notifications. For more information regarding Alert St. Johns, please call 904.824.5550.
  • Nixle Text Alert Service – St. Johns County Emergency Management (SJCEM) is using Nixle Alerts to provide another way for the public to stay updated with relevant information from the St. Johns County Emergency Operations Center. Any individual can text StJohnsEOC to 888777 to opt-in to receive notifications through SMS text messages. Nixle does not charge for this service, but carrier message and data rates may apply. Emergency Management Offers Nixel Alerts Public Safety Alert Service - Press Release

Related Links

Get a Plan! Family Disaster Planning website by the State of Florida! This site will better prepare you and your family for future disasters by helping you create your own personalized Family and / or Business Disaster Plan.

NOAA's National Weather Service
Official US weather, marine, fire and aviation forecasts, warnings, climate forecasts and meteorology.

Federal Emergency Management
Agency of the US government tasked with Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery planning. FEMA Mobile App

Government TV
SJC government news and emergency information. Check your local cable provider for channel information.

St. Johns County School District
Get contact information, news alerts and press advisories.

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office

St. Johns County Fire Rescue

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Emergency Management is to protect the lives and property of the citizens of St. Johns County through emergency preparedness programs within our County. The primary role of Emergency Management is to develop and implement comprehensive disaster planning, mitigation and response activities under the provisions of Florida statutes.