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Northeast Florida Regional Council

This week, the Jacksonville City Council passed a last-minute budget amendment to end the city’s annual financial contribution to be part of the Northeast Florida Regional Council.

Tidal flooding in downtown St. Augustine on Granada St. near Flagler College.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

When Hurricane Dorian skirted the east coast of Florida earlier this month, there was flooding throughout St. Augustine. 

But the South Davis Shores neighborhood was hit harder than anywhere else in the city.

Hurricane Dorian slows to a crawl over Grand Bahama on September 2, 2019.
NOAA

Hurricane Dorian left at least 20 people dead in the Bahamas before making its way up the east coast of Florida and the U.S.

Scientists have said the catastrophic storm was made worse by rising global temperatures.

Jacksonville City Hall
Brendan Rivers / WJCT NEws

Jacksonville’s state mandated sea level rise task force has wrapped up its work, approving the remaining proposals in a list of recommendations that will eventually go before City Council.

Jacksonville City Hall
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Jacksonville’s sea level rise task force has voted in favor of several more recommendations to submit to City Council before the temporary committee disbands later this month.

Flooding in downtown Jacksonville from Hurricane Irma.
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

After several months, Jacksonville’s sea level rise task force plans to wrap up its work by the end of August.