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Public comment period runs through the end of March

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The City of St. Augustine has released its Hurricane Matthew After-Action Report and is inviting public comment.  

The public is urged to take time to review the document and submit comments during a month-long comment period ending on March 31. Comments may be submitted via email, with “after action comments” in the subject line, to or by mail to After Action Comments, St. Augustine Fire Department, 101 Malaga St., St. Augustine, FL 32084.

Those not having access to the report online may pick up a printed copy at the Main Fire Station, 101 Malaga St., Monday-Friday, 7:00am-4:00pm.

The reports identifies 41 specific areas for analysis and subsequent recommendations falling under the categories of preparation, response, and recovery. In the final section, mitigation is addressed by identifying the most urgent areas needing improvement, including education and training, communication, centralized response and recovery resources, and facilitating the establishment of emergency aid.

The report was complied with input from key city and county emergency operations personnel involved before, during and after the storm. The city’s actions were in accordance with the St. Johns County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, which was adopted by the City of St. Augustine in 2012 and is updated every four years. The plan was updated last year and now this after-action report will be used for future updates, with many measures already being addressed.

For more information, contact the St. Augustine Fire Department at 904.825.1098, or send an email to