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Hurricane Preparedness: Duval County Director of Emergency Preparedness Steven Woodard

Alex Pellom
Duval County Emergency Management

With the 2014 hurricane season just beginning, Jacksonville officials are asking residents to become familiar with the city's new evacuation zones.

In the past, the strength of a storm — and how fast it was moving — determined in what order residents  should evacuate and by what route they should leave town. The new zones use additional data, including storm surge and flooding information. 

In the first of a series of interviews on hurricane preparedness, WJCT’s Michelle Corum spoke with Duval County Director of Emergency Preparedness Steven Woodard about the new map.

A hard copy of the new evacuation map is published in 2014-15 JaxReady Emergency Preparedness Guide, available at local Winn-Dixie stores and government buildings.

CLICK: See a searchable map of Jacksonville's new evacuation zones at

Credit Duval County EOC
Duval County's Emergency Operations Center has created new Evacuation Zones. For a map searchable by address, click the link above or visit

You can follow Michelle Corum on Twitter @McorumonME.

Michelle Corum joined WJCT as "Morning Edition" host in 2012 and has worked in public broadcasting as an announcer and reporter for public radio stations in Lawrence, Kansas, and Interlochen, Michigan. She also manages WJCT's Radio Reading Service for sight-impaired listeners.