FCTC follows the St. Johns County School District for school announcements and cancellations. Below are resources to prepare so you and your family in the event a hurricane comes to our area.
2022 Hurricane Preparedness Guide
The following tips are provided to assist with preparedness efforts:
- Make a Hurricane Plan. A key way to cope with a disaster is to have a plan. Following an emergency or disaster, you may lose access to basic services, such as power and water, and be subject to limited or no access to essentials like food and water.
- Determine risks to your home and property. Update your emergency plans and supplies before a storm threatens Florida. It’s important to stay prepared before and after a storm.
- Know your evacuation zone. Develop an emergency evacuation plan and review the plan carefully with your family and children. Don’t forget to include your pets in your evacuation plans.
- Keep Gas Tanks At Least Half Full – Residents are encouraged to keep their vehicle’s gas tanks at least half full during hurricane season to ensure they have enough fuel to evacuate as soon as possible without worrying about long lines at gas stations and to avoid gas shortages before a storm. For more information, please visit the following website: www.FloridaDisaster.org/HalfwayFull
- Stay informed and connected. Identify your trusted sources of information for any severe weather event. Credible and timely information is critical to taking the appropriate actions in an emergency.
- Make a Disaster Supply kit. The Florida Division of Emergency Management recommends that you maintain a well-stocked emergency preparedness kit to last you and your family for a minimum of seven days. Each individual or family disaster supply kit differs based on personal needs. The following is a list of basic items to include:
- Water (at least one gallon a day per person for 5-7 days)
- Non-perishable packaged or canned food (enough for at least 5 to 7 days)
- Any necessary medications in their prescribed bottles (enough for two weeks)
- First aid kit
- Flashlights with extra batteries
- Weather band radio
- Lanterns, candles, and matches
- Fuel and propane
- Pet care items (including any pet medications)
- Other vital documents (stored in a waterproof container)
For information about Evacuation Routes, Evacuation Assistance, and the locations of Hurricane Shelters in St. Johns County, please visit the St. Johns County Emergency Management website via www.SJCEmergencyManagement.com or call 904-824-5550.
The Florida Department of Health provides valuable information to assist with emergency planning accessible via the following website: www.FloridaHealth.gov/Programs-and-Services/Emergency-Preparedness-and-Response/Prepare-Yourself
Care Connect…Connecting People to Resources.
A community alliance was established to connect area residents in need with available services in a coordinated way throughout all of St. Johns County. Get connected with medical services, rental assistance, food banks, transportation and more. Call (904) 819-3070, complete a contact form or visit 100 Whetstone Place Suite 303, St. Augustine Monday-Friday from 9 AM – 4 PM. This resource is available to all current FCTC students.
Creating Calm from Chaos – Mindfulness at Home- we hope this free app will help kids and families practice mindfulness at home to create calm and focus during these challenging times.
Healthy Families St. Johns – serving pregnant mothers and/or families or those with a 3-month old or less in a free support program. 4475 US Hwy 1 South, Suite 505, St. Augustine, FL 32086. (904)794-0268 Office, (904)210-5928 Cell, (904)794-5798 Fax or [email protected].
Resources for Wellness
See our school district website has valuable information for all ages.
COVID-19 Resources for Mental Wellness
Flagler Health+ Mental Health Center
Calming Room…visit a digital calming room with music, breathing and other calming techniques during challenging times.
Veteran and Military Support Services
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Florida Diagnostics & Learning
- Academic Coaching Consultation Request
- Consent to Release of Information (FERPA)
- Contact Information Change Form
- Transcript Request Form