Cancellations, shelter information for Jacksonville residents
By WOKV News Team
Jacksonville, FL —
Mayor Alvin Brown has announced several updates on the City of Jacksonville’s preparations for Subtropical Storm Beryl. The city’s Emergency Operations Center remains at a Level 2 activation to monitor storm activity.
As a public safety precaution, all activities for the Jacksonville Jazz festival on Sunday – with the exception of the Jazz Brunch at the Omni Hotel - have been cancelled. Crews will be working overnight to break down tents and stage structures to prepare for the storm.
As of Saturday at 5 p.m., all water activity including swimming, surfing and water craft has been halted at City of Jacksonville beaches. The storm has already impacted public safety. There have been a number of successful water rescues throughout the day Saturday.
The city will open a Special Needs Shelter at the Legends Center located at Soutel and Moncrief in Northwest Jacksonville at noon on Sunday. Individuals that are electricity and oxygen dependent should use this shelter in the event of a power outage or flooding.
City of Jacksonville Community and Senior Centers have cancelled all reservations for Sunday.
A determination regarding the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Wall will be made Sunday morning.
Public Works and JEA have called in key personnel and are continuing to work to clear debris including tree limbs, construction materials and storm drains throughout the city.
Residents are encouraged to prepare for the storm by reviewing their family plans and ensuring that their storm kits are in order. As the weather worsens, residents are encouraged to stay indoors on Sunday evening.