First Coast

News affecting Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns or Clay counties.

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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.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp speaking at a press conference ahead of Hurricane Dorian.
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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has expanded the state of emergency to nine more inland counties ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

Florida National Guard soldiers going door to door in the Jacksonville area around Ortega Island following Hurricane Irma, Sept. 11, 2017.
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A photo album of Hurricane Irma could include shots of waves splashing the statue in Riverside’s Memorial Park, homes fully submerged in Black Creek, and the aftermath of flooded homes in San Marco and along the Northside’s Ribault River.

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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. 

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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. 

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Nassau County Manager Mike Mullin has issued a county-wide curfew in Nassau County beginning Tuesday, September 3, at 8 p.m. as Hurricane Dorian approaches the area.

Picture of school buses
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Public school districts and officials in Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties alerted WJCT News Tuesday afternoon that they will remain closed through Thursday.

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St. Johns County law enforcement agencies have announced a curfew that is in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly beginning Tuesday, September 3 for Evacuation Zones A and B, the City of St. Augustine Beach, the City of St. Augustine, Flagler Estates, and Hastings.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is warning against getting complacent as Hurricane Dorian on Tuesday morning is forecast to pass off shore slightly more eastward than before. Florida Public Radio Emergency Network meteorologists warn that track can still change, like Hurricane Matthew’s did in 2016, wobbling closer to the First Coast than projected. 

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Heeding the call to evacuate, some Jacksonville area residents are now bedding down at area shelters.

David Luckin / WJCT News

 

 


With mandatory evacuations ordered up and down the First Coast, people are being asked to check their evacuation zone. But some people don’t have one. 

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