NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. -- Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for large parts of Nassau County.

The evacuation zones include A, C and F this includes Amelia Island, areas close to Amelia Island and Lofton Creek area.

The evacuation order is in effect now.

Nassau County Emergency management says that residents who stay behind on Amelia Island or Fernandina Beach will likely lose electrical service and water service Thursday night.

The county says the Shave Bridge will be closed in both directions when winds reach tropical storm strength, which is likely early Friday morning.

CLICK HERE for Nassau County Emergency Management.

This story will be updated.

LIVE BLOG: Hurricane Matthew on track for very close pass to the First Coast