Hurricane Dorian Insurance Claims Climbing Amid Michael Backlog

Sep 18, 2019

Nearly $10 million in property-insurance claims have been filed for Hurricane Dorian, which skirted Florida’s East Coast this month.

Cone through this weekend shows hurricane approaching East Coast of Florida.
Florida Storms

At 11 a.m., the center of Tropical Depression 10 in the Central Atlantic Ocean was moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph. A west-northwestward motion at a somewhat faster forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the system will approach the northern Leeward Islands Thursday night or Friday.

Disturbance Forecast To Become A Tropical Depression Or Tropical Storm

Sep 13, 2019

The developing tropical storm near the Bahamas is likely to only be a coastal event late this weekend.

UPDATE THURSDAY 5 PM: The National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories on what they call Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine (or “PTC Nine”). This nomenclature is used when a system is likely to produce tropical storm conditions near land - in this case, the Bahamas - but has yet to be officially classified as a tropical storm.


Dorian Had 'Significant Impact' On Area Hotels Over Labor Day Weekend

Sep 9, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Aside from the loss of business on Labor Day weekend, Jacksonville area hotels escaped Hurricane Dorian with “the best possible results after the storm,” said Katie Mitura, vice president of marketing and communications at Visit Jacksonville.

Florida emergency management efforts shifted Thursday from storm preparation to providing assistance as Hurricane Dorian, after devastating the Bahamas and skirting Florida’s East Coast, threatened to cause heavy damage in the Carolinas.

Hurricane Dorian slows to a crawl over Grand Bahama on September 2, 2019.

Hurricane Dorian left at least 20 people dead in the Bahamas before making its way up the east coast of Florida and the U.S.

Scientists have said the catastrophic storm was made worse by rising global temperatures.


Water quickly rose early Wednesday afternoon during high tide in the flood-prone Davis Shores neighborhood on Anastasia Island as Hurricane Dorian creeped north up the east coast of Florida. 

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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.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

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.