First Coast

News impacting Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns and Clay counties.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Hospitals along the Northeast Florida coast are transporting their patients to locations on higher ground.

Mandatory evacuations for coastal communities are in effect ahead of Hurricane Irma.


Gary Marsh

The U.S. Coast Guard wants boat owners to secure their vessels while they still have time before Hurricane Irma’s effects are felt on the First Coast. And because rescues can be difficult during the worst of the storm, no one should try to ride out the weather in a boat.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Drivers in Jacksonville are finding many gas stations are out of regular-grade gas — if there’s any at all. And roads are getting congested as mandatory evacuations in coastal areas have been ordered from the Florida Keys up to Southeast Georgia.

red flags at the beach near Jacksonville
David Luckin / WJCT

This post will be updated with the latest information on evacuations, shelters and closures for the First Coast. 

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Jacksonville City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche said she wants to make sure she has complete information before possibly introducing a bill to move Confederate monuments and markers from public spaces to museums.

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