Clay County Under A State Of Emergency

May 4, 2013

Clay County remains under a declared Local State of Emergency as a result of continued flooding of homes and roadways in the county. This information comes directly from Clay County Emergency Management Officials:

Damage Assessment:

Damage assessment teams will conduct assessments of homes in affected areas beginning Monday morning. Residents are encouraged to contact the Emergency Management Office (904) 284-7703, to ensure their damage is included in the complete assessment report following this event.

Shelter:

The shelter will remain open throughout the evening at First Baptist Church of Middleburg, 2645 Blanding Blvd. The Red Cross will continue to staff the shelter. No residents have utilized the shelter at this time.

Phone Bank:

The phone bank will close at 1700, but residents with concerns or questions regarding flooding or damage can still call Clay County Emergency Management at (904) 284-7703.

Road Closures (as of 5:00 Saturday)

Green Cove Springs:

  • Byron Road @ Tiki Lane
  • Byron Road East
  • Pacetti Road
  • Sauders Road
  • Hogarth Road

Middleburg:

  • Creek Street
  • Forest Drive
  • Main Street (3700 block)
  • Scenic Drive (4000 block)
  • Thunder Road (at the bridge)
  • Yvonne Terrace

Keystone Heights/McRae

  • Sharron Road

Boat Ramp Closures (11:00 a.m. Saturday):

  • Old Ferry Boat Ramp
  • Main Street Boat Ramp

Black Creek Closed:

Additionally, the creek is closed to all boat traffic/watercraft. Signage will be posted to notify boaters entering from other ramps.

Cautions:

  • As always, residents are cautioned to avoid walking or driving through flood waters, and ensure children do not play in flood waters.
  • Trees in saturated areas may fall without warning
  • Homes with flooded well heads should boil water, or use bottled water sources
  • Wildlife may be driven from wooded areas due to flooding
  • Floating ant beds may be present in the flood waters

Self-serve sandbags and sand are available for any Clay County residents needing them:

  • Station 14 (4003 Everett Avenue in Middleburg)
  • Station 20 (303 S. Oakridge Avenue in Green Cove Springs)
  • Station 22 (5995 Pine Avenue in Fleming Island)