The Hurricane Lady

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Two weeks after Hurricane Matthew skirted the First Coast, many residents are still displaced after their homes were flooded

But if the eye of the storm came ashore, it could have been much worse.

Some true believers credit a St. Augustine religious legend for minimizing the destruction.


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Courtesy of Joy Batteh-Freiha

A statue that has resided in St. Augustine for more than 150 years may help shed light on the history of some of the First Coast’s earliest residents, and why some believe the area tends to stay unscathed by hurricanes.