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Robert Torbert

The St. Johns River Water Management District, which encompasses parts of 18 central and northeastern Florida counties, said Tuesday Hurricane Irma dropped more than two trillion gallons of water across its service area.


Matthew Moses
MICHELLE CORUM/WJCT NEWS

Jacksonville’s Ortega section, off Timuquana Road on the Westside, is among the neighborhoods still working to recover from the big mess left by Hurricane Irma.


Governor Rick Scott's Office

Florida Governor Rick Scott got a look at some of Clay County’s flooding due to Hurricane Irma Wednesday morning. He toured the overflowing Black Creek in Middleburg by boat.


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

 

With millions in Florida without power after Hurricane Irma, many Jacksonville residents have flocked to the few open restaurants to soak up the air conditioning and get a hot meal.

 


 

File Photo / The St. Augustine Record

Update 9:50 a.m. 9/1: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has canceled the floodplain map open house scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday evening at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall due to inclement weather as a result of Tropical Storm Hermine. The open house scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, will still take place. Additional meetings will bescheduled in the near future.  

Louisiana State Office of the Fire Marshal

Tuesday on First Coast Connect, we discuss: Could recent severe weather be a sign of things to come? We also talk about how you can help the blind read printed books and a new art exhibit at the University of North Florida shows off fans' love for the band U2 in a unique way.   

            

Lenny Curry, Escambia County Jail, and Jameis Winston are in the headlines today.

Jeff Huffman

A complex of thunderstorms stalled and dumped unrelenting rain over the western side of the panhandle overnight, totaling up to 20 inches in some spots. The flooding was the most severe near Pensacola, where dozens of roads were closed and cars submerged.

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MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Legislature is moving forward with a proposal aimed at enticing private insurance companies to sell flood policies in the state that's the most vulnerable to storm surge.

NOAA

The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a Tornado Warning for northern St. Johns County and southeastern Duval County until 12:45 p.m. 

A Flash Flood Warning has also been issued until 2:15 p.m. for both counties.

At 12:09 p.m. National Weather Service Meteorologists were tracking a waterspout near south Ponte Vedra Beach moving west at 20 mph.

This waterspout has the potential to contact local land areas at any time. For that reason a tornado warning has been issued for the local area.

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