Emergency Management

Steffen Turnipseed

Chief of Emergency Operations and Preparedness

Our Mission:

“Working together to ensure that Putnam County is Prepared to Respond to Emergencies, Recovery from them, and Mitigate Local Hazards.”

 

Address & Office Hours

Address: 410 S. State Rd. 19
Palatka, FL 32177
 
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Chief of Emergency Operations and Preparedness

Steffen Turnipseed

Voice Phone: (386) 326-2793
Email: Steffen.Turnipseed@putnam-fl.gov

Emergency Management Specialist

Danelle Choate

Voice Phone: (386) 326-2739
 
Email: danelle.choate@putnam-fl.gov

Administrative Coordinator

Mazle Holder

Voice Phone: (386) 329-0380
Fax: (386) 329-0897
Email: mazle.holder@putnam-fl.gov

Hurricane Evacuation Zone Map

A hurricane evacuation zone is a geographic area that has been identified to protect public safety based on the potential for storm surge. Storm surge is historically the most deadly of all hurricane hazards. If a hurricane evacuation occurs, it will be ordered by Zone (A, B, C,D) as shown on these color-coded maps.


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Shelters Information


AHCA Assisted Living Facility & Nursing Home CEMP Submittals

• Emergency management plan resubmittal review fee: $250
• New emergency management plan review fee (new licensed facilities): $500

Send plans in Word or PDF format to logistics@putnam-fl.gov.
 
Once submitted and approved for review, an invoice will be sent to the facility.
 
When payment has been received, the CEMP review will be performed, and an approval or denial letter will be sent. In the event of a denial, highlighted areas will need to be corrected, and the CEMP will need to be resubmitted.
 
All CEMP reviews have a minimum 90-day lead time.
 
CEMPs that do not meet formatting requirements will not be invoiced or reviewed.
 
For questions please contact Emergency Management at (386) 329-0379 or at logistics@putnam-fl.gov



Mitigation

 
 

Hurricane imageStorm Ready

Being part of a Weather-Ready Nation is about building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events.

Hurricane imagePlanning

The first important decision is whether you stay where you are or evacuate. You should understand and plan for both possibilities.

Hurricane imageCoping

The emotional toll that disasters bring can sometimes be even more devastating than the physical losses sustained.

Hurricane imageServing You

Ensuring that Putnam County is prepared to respond to emergencies, recovery from them, and mitigate Local Hazards.

Putnam County, Florida Emergency Management Facebook link