First Coast

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

The pier is pictured in the background at St. Augustine Beach.

St. Johns County emergency officials are asking residents living on barrier islands to be patient as there could likely be bridge closures while Hurricane Dorian makes it way northward.

Gov. Brian Kemp's Facebook page

The entire coast of Georgia remains inside the cone of uncertainty for Hurricane Dorian.

National Hurricane Center

While the strongest impacts from Hurricane Dorian will be felt along the coast, inland areas won’t be unscathed - especially those that border the St. Johns River.

News Service of Florida

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Monday afternoon he has suspended tolls on roads across the state in preparation for Hurricane Dorian.

Michelle Corum / WJCT News

In Duval County, anyone in Zones A and B are being asked to evacuate from Hurricane Dorian.  WJCT News spoke with a family in Zone C who still feels too nervous to stay.

David Luckin

With powerful Hurricane Dorian at a near standstill over the Bahamas, the historic storm is forecast to deliver a blow to the state’s East Coast.

The slow-moving nature of Dorian brings concerns that search-and-rescue operations and electricity restoration could be delayed by high winds from a lingering storm.

Palm trees blow in the wind in Jacksonville Beach Sunday
Danielle Philipp-Edmonds/Special to WJCT News

People living in evacuation zones A and B should spend their Labor Day leaving home, Mayor Lenny Curry announced Sunday evening as Hurricane Dorian continued toward Florida as a formidable Category 5 storm.


Leaders of Duval County have decided to close the Beaches at midnight Sunday until further notice ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas as a catastrophic Category 5 storm Sunday, its record 185 mph winds ripping off roofs, overturning cars and tearing down power lines as hundreds hunkered down in schools, churches and shelters.

St. Johns County Orders Evacuation For Zones A And B; Shelters Also Opening

Sep 1, 2019

Due to the intensified conditions of Hurricane Dorian, which reached Category 5 strength on Sunday, St. Johns County issued a mandatory evacuation order for Zones A and B, about 148,500 people, effective at 8 a.m. Monday.

Most First Coast area schools will be closed through at least Wednesday. Here’s a county-by-county breakdown:

Gov. Ron DeSantis' emergency declaration has activated a Florida statue that requires insurance companies and pharmacies allow early prescription refills.

Courts Closed Tuesday In Clay, Duval, Nassau Counties Because Of Dorian

Aug 30, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Fourth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Mark Mahon ordered courts in Clay, Duval and Nassau counties closed Tuesday after the Monday Labor Day holiday because of Hurricane Dorian.

This Jacksonville Beach gas station didn't have any fuel available when this photo was shot on Friday.
Karen Kohoutek-Luckin / Contributed photo

Area drivers are beginning to see some gasoline shortages as Hurricane Dorian is on track to hit Florida  before the end of the Labor Day weekend. 


Friday afternoon Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry advised residents to use the holiday weekend to prepare for Hurricane Dorian.