Message to Staff: Tropical Storm Ian Employee Preparation

As Tropical Storm Ian approaches Florida, the District’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has activated to Level 2 and has begun preparing for potential emergency operations. It is important for staff to stay informed as the storm could potentially bring tropical storm force winds and heavy rainfall as early as Wednesday.

Staff with District vehicles should begin to top off fuel daily in anticipation of the storm.

We will make every effort to communicate information to employees in the following ways:

  • Internal Communications Emails: Employees should monitor their emails for updates.
  • Emergency Telephone Hotline: Employees should call 1-866-788-4083 to determine whether an office is closed.
  • District’s Website: Visit for up-to-date information.
  • Social Media: Information will also be posted on the District’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Please note, it’s the employee’s responsibility to understand when and where to report to work in the event of an office closure by calling the emergency telephone number and viewing the District’s website for updates. In addition, please go into UKG and make sure your telephone number is updated in case the District should need to send out an automated call to all employees. We also encourage staff to visit the Emergency Operations page on Currents for information on preparing your family and home for a storm.

Many employees have designated roles within the District's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during emergency situations. All employees, including those without designated emergency roles, may be called upon in the case of an emergency to perform job duties related to or in support of emergency operations activities. Please contact your supervisor or manager if you are uncertain of your role or if your assistance might be required during an emergency event. If you have a District-issued cell phone, 2-way portable radio, or other communications device, you are expected to have it charged, turned on and with you at all times during and after an emergency event.

For detailed employee information, please review the 2022 Hurricane Season - District Employee Preparation memo. If you have additional questions, please contact your supervisor or manager.