St. Johns County Emergency Management Communications

Nicole / Ian Updates

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Hurricane Ian Storm-Related Debris Transition to Standard Yard Debris

St. Johns County is in a transition period from Hurricane Ian storm related debris to standard yard debris services. To ensure the best service to residents, please adhere to the standard yard debris guidelines to streamline efforts and keep routes on schedule:

  • Stack all branches, shrubs, & stumps less than 50 lbs. or 6 ft. long neatly parallel to the curb.
  • Leaves, grass clippings, twigs and small pieces of yard waste MUST be bagged, bundled, tied, or placed in a receptacle. (no larger than 32 gallons and max. 50 lbs)
  • With large amounts, please stack in neat piles. (If it has to be pulled apart, it will not be collected.)
  • Stack palm fronds in neat piles with the fan portion facing away from the curb.

Not placing yard debris properly at the curb could delay the collection of your debris.

For more information or assistance, please email or call 904.827.6980.

FEMA Reopens Hurricane Ian Disaster Recovery Center in St. Johns County

FEMA has reopened its Hurricane Ian Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in St. Johns County. The DRC previously temporarily closed due to impacts from Hurricane Nicole.

DRC Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Where: Wind Mitigation Building, 3111 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32092

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers provide disaster survivors with information from Florida state agencies, FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Survivors can get help applying for federal assistance, learn about the types of assistance available, learn about the appeals process, and get updates on applications.

In addition to visiting a center, you can apply by visiting, using the FEMA mobile app, or calling 800-621-3362 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Help is available in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as a video relay (VRS), captioned telephone, or other services, provide FEMA with the number for that service.

Disaster Recovery Centers are accessible to people with disabilities. It has assistive technology equipment that allows disaster survivors to interact with staff. Video Remote Interpreting is available and in-person sign language is available by request. The centers also have accessible parking, ramps, and restrooms.

FEMA Individual Assistance can help with temporary lodging expenses, basic home repairs, and other essential disaster-related needs.

For an accessible video on how to apply for assistance, please watch this official FEMA tutorial. For more information about Hurricane Ian recovery in Florida, visit

Assistance for Businesses Impacted by Hurricanes Ian or Nicole

St. Johns County has opened an email hotline to provide local businesses with assistance related to Hurricanes Ian or Nicole. Business owners can email for help with understanding federal, state and local resources available for impacted businesses. All email inquiries will be responded to by St. Johns County staff during regular business hours.