HURRICANE RESPONSE AND PREPAREDNESS
Download the JAXREADY app on your smart phone to monitor weather threats and plan to evacuate
in the event of a natural disaster. Some of the features of the JAXREADY app include:
- Evacuation zones based on current location or address
- Shelter locations and openings
- Link to Special Medical Needs registration
- Weather information
- Wildfire and drought indexes
- Up-to-date weather forecasts
- Live weather satellite imagery
- Current emergency activation level
- and more!
The JAXREADY app is available for download for iOS and Android devices
You can also access this information online at: www.JaxReady.com
Closest Shelter (1.6 miles)
Special Medical Needs Shelters
Click HERE for information on Special Medical Needs Shelters.
You must pre-register for Special Medical Needs disaster assistance every year with the City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Division - Click HERE for information on preregistration.
Special Needs / Transportation Needs: CALL 630-2472
Information on Pet Friendly Shelters
Click HERE for information on pet friendly shelter locations and other information. All pets must have proof of vaccination and registration, be properly crated or caged and be maintained by their owners. Animals may be housed in a separate room from their owners. Owners should provide all necessary supplies to maintain their pet. The items to include in a pet emergency kit are listed on the Emergency Kit for Pets page. To find a hotel or motel that accepts pets, check out the following web sites: www.petswelcome.com or www.takeyourpet.com
Sweetwater is NOT located in an Evacuation Zone. However, whether you have to evacuate or stay home through the storm it is important to plan ahead for any food and supplies you may need. Click on the links below for a complete Hurricane Preparedness information:
City Information & Hotlines
|AARP General Information Hotline||888-687-2277|
|American Red Cross Preparedness Kit||904-358-8091|
|City of Jacksonville Information||904-630-2489|
|Duval County Health Department||904-630-3254|
|Emergency Notification—Register Online||coj.net/alertjax|
|Emergency Preparedness Division||904-630-2472|
|Fire and Rescue in Duval County||904-630-2472|
|Florida Poison Information Center||800-222-1222|
|Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA)||904-655-6000|
|National Weather Service||904-741-4370|
|Recorded Hurricane Information||904-630-4636|
|Senior Health Alert||800-314-4848|
|Special Needs / Transportation Needs||904-630-2472|
Sweetwater General Contact Information
DO NOT CALL FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES.
SWEETWATER HAS NO EMERGENCY SERVICES PERSONNEL.
A NON-EMERGENCY is when the immediate dispatch of police is NOT REQUIRED.
Call JSO at 904-630-0500 to report such things as:
For Non-Emergencies call JSO at 904-630-0500