At 12:20 a.m. September 10, 1964, Hurricane Dora|
came ashore 6 miles north of St. Augustine with
winds of 125 mph -- a Category 2 hurricane.
Dora was the first and only tropical cyclone on record to
make landfall along the northeast coast of Florida. The storm
left three people dead and a $250 million trail of destruction from the Oldest City to Live Oak to the Golden Isles of Georgia.
|Fifty years after this historic storm, News4Jax pored over thousands of documents and photographs, found reels of old film and interviewed survivors of the storm to give those of us who weren't alive or living along the First Coast a sense of the magnitude of the storm and be reminded how one hurricane can effect an entire generation.|