Dominica digs out from Erika damage

Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged through mud, rocks and uprooted trees Saturday to reach communities cut off by a tropical storm that killed at least 20 people and left nearly 50 missing in…

Erika dissipates; no longer a tropical storm

Even though the storm has lost its tropical characteristics, the moisture is still there and headed toward Florida.

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Flagler Co. stands down state of emergency

Flagler County has ordered all operations to return to normal after ordering a state of emergency on Friday.

Bradford Co. handing out sandbags

Emergency officials say the ground is saturated from recent rains, so people should be prepared for flooding from storm Erika.

The cost behind hurricane preparedness

Emergency management officials across Florida and in Jacksonville, as well as the Red Cross, are continuing to remind people of the need to stay prepared for the threat of Tropical Storm Erika and…

Red Cross ready to help if storm hits Jax

Officials with the Red Cross have been hard at work rounding up volunteers in the Jacksonville area, preparing for the possibility that Tropical Storm Erika may develop into a hurricane and make its…

Schools, hospitals prep for storm

Keeping kids safe and hospitals running during a tropical storm or a hurricane is a major concern for school and city officials, who are continuing to follow Erika’s path across the tropics and into…

What should be in a hurricane kit?

As Tropical Storm Erika threatens to hit Florida, first responders in Northeast Florida are encouraging people to prepare for the potential impact now, before it's too late.

Keeping lights on when a hurricane hits

One of the major concerns with a hurricane hitting Florida is the loss of power that comes with falling trees and downed power lines and as Tropical Storm Erika continues to build and head toward the…

Officials monitor Black Creek as storm nears

The deputy director of emergency management in Clay County expects high waters to be a concern for people who live near Black Creek as Tropical Storm Erika churns toward Northeast Florida.

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AAA tips for driving in storm, high water

As Tropical Storm Erika strengthens, bands of heavy rain are anticipated throughout the state of Florida. motorists are urged to be cautious. Heavy rainfall can create dangerous driving conditions…

Coast Guard to boaters: Keep eye on Erika

Coast Guard officials encourage all boaters to keep an eye on the Tropical Storm Erika's strength and projected path so they will know whether it is safe to go out on the ocean.


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