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9/4/19: Hurricane Dorian; Hurricanes And Insurance; Lane Pittman

Wednesday's program was devoted to coverage of Hurricane Dorian.

Duval County

Steven Woodard, Chief of the Emergency Preparedness Division within the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department; Duval County Emergency Planning Director; and Security Coordinator for the City of Jacksonville, joined us for an update on conditions - and what to expect throughout the day – in Duval County.

St. Johns County

Kelly Wilson, Senior Planner for the St. Johns County Emergency Ops Center, joined us with an update on conditions in that area.


Local home and business owners need to be up to speed on what insurance covers if they sustain any damages to their property. Mark Friedlander with the Florida Insurance Information Institute joined us with more information.

Lane Pittman

Jacksonville Beach resident Lane Pittman went viral during Hurricane Matthew back in 2016, when he made a headbanging hurricane video. Now, he is back at it, and trying to raise funds for Dorian relief efforts in the process. He joined us to tell us more about his efforts.

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?