In cooperation with the Clay County Department of Public Safety, this section is being developed to contribute to the dissemination of information, news, alerts and guidelines pertinent to public safety, home safety, disaster preparedness, poison control and emergency procedures.


Thanks to the ALL public servants in Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting, Emergency Rescue and Disaster Relief.
Special thanks goes out to Lorin L. Mock, Clay County's Fire Chief and Emergency Manager, for his life-long dedication to public safety, fire rescue and public awareness.











CodeRED® Emergency Warning
Notification System

Emergency Management

Clay County, Florida has implemented the
CodeRED® Emergency Warning Notification System - an ultra high-speed telephone communication service. This system allows us to telephone all or affected areas of the County in case of an emergency or severe weather situation. The CodeRED® Emergency Warning Notification System delivers customized prerecorded messages directly to homes and businesses, to a person or to an answering machine.

Sign Up to Be Included! Click on the CodeRED® banner AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE to visit the Clay County CodeRED® sign-up page. KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE WITH LEADING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY!!!

In order to be notified via the CodeRED® Emergency Warning Notification System, your phone number must be included in the telephone database for this system. The database can include business, unlisted, and cell numbers as well. To assure ALL of your phone numbers are included, sign up by clicking on the banner below.

*** Your information will be used for emergency / weather warning notification only. ***



USDA Designates 26 Counties in Florida as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

On Jan. 26, 2011 the U.S. Department of Agriculture designated 26 counties in Florida, including Clay
County, as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by frost and freezes that occurred Nov. 5 –Dec. 17, 2010.
All 26 counties were designated natural disaster areas Jan. 25, 2011, making all qualified farm
operators in the designated areas eligible for low interest emergency (EM) loans from USDA’s Farm
Service Agency (FSA), provided eligibility requirements are met. Farmers in eligible counties have eight
months from the date of the declaration to apply for loans to help cover part of their actual losses. FSA
will consider each loan application on its own merits, taking into account the extent of losses, security
available and repayment ability. FSA has a variety of programs, in addition to the EM loan program, to
help eligible farmers recover from adversity.
USDA also has made other programs available to assist farmers and ranchers, including the
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE), which was approved as part of the Food,
Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008; the Emergency Conservation Program; Federal Crop Insurance;
and the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program. Interested farmers may contact their local USDA
Service Centers for further information on eligibility requirements and application procedures for these
and other programs. Additional information is also available online at
FSA news releases are available on FSA's Web site at via the "News and
Events" link.


The Small Business Administration Announces the Availability of Economic Injury Disaster Loans to Areas affected by Frosts and Freezes which Occurred November and December 2010

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Friday, January the 28th, 2011 that Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Florida as a result of frosts and freezes that occurred from November 5, 2010 through December 17, 2010. Clay County is among those counties declared as eligible.
Affected small businesses are able to apply and obtain information for SBA assistance by contacting the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for people with speech or hearing disabilities) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET or send an e-mail to Business loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA website at Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth TX 76155. The EIDL loan application deadline for this event is September 26, 2011.