Dorian Had 'Significant Impact' On Area Hotels Over Labor Day Weekend

Sep 9, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Aside from the loss of business on Labor Day weekend, Jacksonville area hotels escaped Hurricane Dorian with “the best possible results after the storm,” said Katie Mitura, vice president of marketing and communications at Visit Jacksonville.

Florida emergency management efforts shifted Thursday from storm preparation to providing assistance as Hurricane Dorian, after devastating the Bahamas and skirting Florida’s East Coast, threatened to cause heavy damage in the Carolinas.

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

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.

David Luckin / WJCT News

While the First Coast was spared from Hurricane Dorian’s wrath, others, especially in the Bahamas, weren’t as fortunate.


Now that Hurricane Dorian has moved away from the First Coast, LifeSouth is calling on donors to help replenish the local supply of blood.


Water quickly rose early Wednesday afternoon during high tide in the flood-prone Davis Shores neighborhood on Anastasia Island as Hurricane Dorian creeped north up the east coast of Florida. 

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Schools will be back in session soon and county agencies announced when they'd start operating again after Hurricane Dorian.

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Clay County residents will be able to put out their garbage for pickup Thursday morning.

Lane Pittman's Facebook page

A Jacksonville Beach man who went viral during Hurricane Matthew in 2016 is raising money for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.

All Hurricane Warnings In Florida Have Been Lifted

Sep 4, 2019
David Luckin / WJCT News

Hurricane warnings across Florida have been discontinued, but tropical storm conditions are likely to continue through early Wednesday evening along the First Coast.

David Luckin / WJCT News

Area utilities are actively updating their progress on keeping the lights on as much as possible during Hurricane Dorian.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

About two years ago, the Northwest Jacksonville community of Ken Knight Drive experienced flooding like it had never seen before. Several feet of water spilled into homes from the nearby Ribault River during Hurricane Irma. 

David Luckin / WJCT News

As Jacksonville prepares for the effects of Hurricane Dorian starting Tuesday night into Wednesday, Mayor Lenny Curry said residents who planned to evacuate should already be gone. And if you’re not, shelter in place. 

Wind Gusts From Hurricane Dorian Start Picking Up Speed In Jacksonville

Sep 3, 2019
8 P.M. map of Hurricane Dorian's forecast path
National Hurricane Center

Outer rain bands from Dorian continued to move inland from Jacksonville to the Palm Coast Tuesday night.  

Gov. DeSantis Tells Floridians To 'Stay Safe, Remain Vigilant' During Dorian

Sep 3, 2019
Gov. Ron DeSantis' Twitter page

People along the state’s East Coast were told Tuesday to continue heeding local warnings as Hurricane Dorian remained a life-threatening storm, even if it is no longer forecast for a Florida landfall.