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9/3/19: Preparing for Dorian; Coping With Hurricane-Related Stress

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NASA astronaut Nick Hague of the Expedition 60 crew snapped this photo of the eye of Hurricane Dorian from the International Space Station on Sept. 2, 2019, as the storm stalled over the northern Bahamas.

We devoted the full program to the latest on Hurricane Dorian, and how Northeast Florida is preparing for it. 


Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry joined us with an update on Dorian, and how the city is preparing preparing for it.

Related: Tracking Dorian And Other Weather-Related News

The Beaches

Atlantic Beach Mayor Ellen Glasser is working with other Beaches officials to prepare for the storm, and joined us for a closer look at their efforts.

St. Johns County

Kelly Wilson, Senior Planner for the St. Johns County Emergency Operations Center, updated us on conditions there.

Hurricane-related Stress

Dr. David Chesire, a trauma psychologist with UF Health Jacksonville hospital, shared some tips on how to deal with storm-related stress.

Heather Schatz can be reached at, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.

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Heather is the senior producer of WJCT 89.9 FM talk shows including First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, the Florida Roundup and What's Health Got to Do with It?