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Hogan Creek spills over into the streets of Downtown Jacksonville as a storm passes offshore in November of 2019.
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Coastal communities across the state and nation, including some First Coast beaches, saw record high-tide flooding in 2020, and that trend is expected to continue into 2022 and beyond, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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What registered as an earthquake Saturday off the coast of Daytona Beach was in fact an underwater explosion caused by the Navy, according to military officials.

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Bill Nelson, D-Florida, is one of 18 senators asking President Barack Obama to deny permits for seismic gas testing off the Atlantic coast.


A researcher in Sarasota is helping federal officials figure out whether dolphins were affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Jeff Huffman

The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a wintry mix of precipitation in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday evening to 9 a.m. Thursday for Baker, Nassau, Duval and Union counties.

Schools in Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Nassau and Union counties will be closed Thursday.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday for the Suwannee Valley Region.

Rain will mix with sleet and possibly freezing rain tonight into Thursday morning in Jacksonville.

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The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a Tornado Warning for northern St. Johns County and southeastern Duval County until 12:45 p.m. 

A Flash Flood Warning has also been issued until 2:15 p.m. for both counties.

At 12:09 p.m. National Weather Service Meteorologists were tracking a waterspout near south Ponte Vedra Beach moving west at 20 mph.

This waterspout has the potential to contact local land areas at any time. For that reason a tornado warning has been issued for the local area.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today declared a commercial fishery failure for the oyster fishery along the west coast of Florida.

Here's the statement from the secretary:

"The fishery resource disaster resulted from excessive drought conditions in Apalachicola Bay and elsewhere in the Florida panhandle during the 2012 - 2013 winter fishing season.