Duval County residents whose homes were damaged during Hurricane Matthew can now apply for grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. That’s music to the ears of residents who’ve been in a sort of financial limbo for weeks.
Two weeks after Hurricane Matthew skirted the First Coast, many residents are still displaced after their homes were flooded But if the eye of the storm came ashore, it could have been much worse. Some true believers credit a St. Augustine religious legend for minimizing the destruction.
It’s lunchtime at Jacksonville’s Lee High School, and Principal Scott Schneider walks down the school’s math hall. He says Lee has had its share of teacher vacancies.