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Floridians from the Emerald Coast to the Nature Coast are urged to review their hurricane plan and be prepared to act on it within a couple of days.

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The Atlantic hurricane season begins Thursday. To help Florida residents get ready, the state is offering a tax break on storm supplies.

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For the third time in about a week, there is a risk of tornadoes in parts of Florida. The active, El Niño-enhanced weather pattern continues Saturday night as yet another strong storm system moves in from the Gulf of Mexico.

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

Tropical Storm Erika is following a path that could end Florida’s 10-year run without a hurricane.  State and county emergency-management officials are closely monitoring the storm’s predicted path.

Bob Pickering is a Flagler County emergency management technician. He says Erika’s current path puts her 35 miles off the coast of Cape Canaveral early next week. That could mean a wet, windy Monday and Tuesday for the First Coast.

But everything could change within the next two days.

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Severe thunderstorms hit Jacksonville Monday night, causing many homes and businesses on the city’s west and north sides to lose power from lightning strikes and falling trees.

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Financial help is available for Jacksonville residents and business owners affected by last month’s San Marco-area tornado. The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest loans to help with cleanup.

The tornado traveled nearly three miles after forming near the east bank of the St. Johns River on the evening of April 25.

Weather Service Confirms Tornado Hit San Marco Saturday

Apr 26, 2015
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The National Weather Service has confirmed it was an EF-1 tornado with winds of 104 mph that left a path of destruction across San Marco and the Southside over the weekend.

The tornado developed along the eastern shore of the St. Johns River and moved east-southeast for 3.45 miles, weather officials said. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down. There was substantial roof damage to several businesses near Philips Highway.

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Federal forecasters are predicting a slower than usual Atlantic hurricane season this year, but officials warn that it only takes one storm to cause widespread damage and death. 

Carter Roush / WJCT

A Hurricane disaster kit is not something you should be scrambling to assemble as a hurricane makes landfall.

Florida Retail Federation

There are only three days left for Florida residents to stock up on emergency items like batteries and generators and not have to pay sales tax on them.

Jeff Huffman

A complex of thunderstorms stalled and dumped unrelenting rain over the western side of the panhandle overnight, totaling up to 20 inches in some spots. The flooding was the most severe near Pensacola, where dozens of roads were closed and cars submerged.

Jeff Huffman

The same storm that is delivering "crippling" amounts of ice and snow just to our north, could bring a round of strong thunderstorms to parts of the state this evening.