Weather Authority Alert: Strong to severe storms track East tonight
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As the Weather Authority Alert continues Saturday, the National Weather continues to watch to severe storms track east northeast across Northeast Florida. A Tornado Watch is in effect for Union, Putnam, St. Johns and Flagler counties until midnight. For the differences between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning, see the graphic below. Difference between a Tornado Watch and Tornado WarningThe Weather Authority Alert, which runs from 4-9 p.m., was triggered by heavy, disruptive rain and the potential for isolated severe thunderstorms. Those south of the I-10 corridor have an increased chance to see a strong to severe thunderstorm.
Flagler Beach City Hall closed after city manger tests positive for COVID-19
After the Flagler Beach City Manager tested positive for coronavirus Thursday, the city made the decision to shut down City Hall and the City’s Building Department. City staff will work remotely until then. “While I am feeling mild effects of the virus, I am resting, upbeat and following the advice of medical professionals. I will remain quarantined at home until I can fully recover and return to work when it is absolutely safe to do so,” Interim City Manager Rick McFadden wrote in a press release. While the facilities are closed, those who need to contact City Hall can call (386) 517-2000 and leave a voicemail.
Flagler Beach Pier, rebuilt A1A weather Tropical Storm Isaias with little damage
Flagler Beach Pier, rebuilt A1A weather Tropical Storm Isaias with little damagePublished: August 3, 2020, 4:15 pmVIDEO: The Flagler Beach Pier and State Road A1A survived their first tests of what’s expected to be a busy hurricane season.
Officials: No evacuations or shelters in Flagler County
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – Flagler County officials decided midday Sunday that the potential limited evacuations and the opening of an emergency shelter are unnecessary given the change of track and intensity of Tropical Storm Isaias, but emergency staff is ready should weather conditions change again. “I want to be prepared because it can be awful if you’re not prepared,” said Leila Manning, a Flagler County resident. “If those dunes don’t hold, the Atlantic Ocean will come right back down our street,” Flagler County resident Laura Cohill said. Currently, the city’s emergency management team is watching conditions closely, along with the Flagler County emergency management team. Stay tuned to Flagler County Emergency Management for information on shelters for the storm season.
Businesses in Flagler County begin to benefit from CARES Act relief
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Money from the federally backed CARES Act is making its way to small businesses in Flagler County. The first eight checks from the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) were given to businesses located in Bunnell, Flagler Beach and Palm Coast during a small ceremony late last week. Get the money out as fast as possible, said Dave Sullivan of the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners Get the word out and be persistent. Get your applications in so you can get your fair share.Through Wednesday morning, a total of 369 applications for CARES Act relief had been received in Flagler County. The CARES Act affords smaller businesses to have access to grant money to cover business expenses like employee wages, mortgages and rent, utilities and other costs.
Flagler County expands reopening of beaches, loosens restrictions
For the most part, beach visitors in Flagler County have been following the rules. Effective immediately, Flagler County is lifting limitations at beaches and allowing activities that include sitting down -- but social distancing guidelines are still in effect. While all 18 miles of beach are open, there are additional restrictions within the city of Flagler Beach for the time being. Check for current information on Flagler County’s website www.flaglercounty.org, and follow “Flagler County Government” or “Flagler County Emergency Management” on Social Media. The county’s social media team will provide updates through these official accounts:Flagler County GovernmentFlagler County Emergency Management
Flagler Beach police officer tests positive for coronavirus, officials say
FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. – A Flagler Beach Police Department officer, who has not been named, tested positive for coronavirus, according to department officials. According to News4Jax sister station WKMG in Orlando, a news release issued Tuesday said the officer received positive test results late Monday afternoon. Department officials said a second officer has been isolated at home since last week after having direct contact with the officer who tested positive. “Our officer has been at home since exhibiting symptoms last week, and the health department is actively monitoring the officer’s condition,” Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney said. LIST: Putnam, Flagler, Alachua counties coronavirus pandemic changes, responsesThe county has closed its beaches, and Palm Coast issued a voluntary stay home order for residents.
15 kilos of cocaine wash up on Flagler Beach
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said 15 kilos of cocaine washed up on the beach on Surfview Drive in the Hammock area of Palm Coast Friday night. The Sheriff’s Office released a photo of the drugs Sunday. At least one of the packages tested positive for cocaine, and negative for fentanyl. [SOT: BODY CAM SOUND] (14)Deputies searched the area of the beach where the bag washed ashore, and did not find any other evidence of narcotics. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said it let surrounding law enforcement agencies know about the narcotics so they could check their beaches as well.
Flagler Beach pier reopens after Hurricane Dorian
FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. - The Flagler Beach Pier reopened Friday after inspectors cleared it as structurally sound two days after Hurricane Dorian passed about 100 miles offshore, battering the coast with heavy surf and wind. Structural engineers from Mott MacDonald were called to inspect the iconic pier, the Flagler Beach Police Department said. WATCH: Flagler Beach pier reopens after Hurricane DorianCity Manager Larry Newsome said they plan on doing more work to check the pilings in the water and make sure any loose bolts are tightened. Waste Pro, the county's contractor, will pick up yard waste on Saturday. There are additional costs associated with pickups of this nature and these costs will be paid directly to Waste Pro by the resident.
Aerial view shows Northeast Florida coastline mostly spared by Dorian
From Neptune Beach to Flagler Beach, the aerial tour showed that most of the coastline was spared. It's unclear if the damage to one home was done during a previous storm or if Hurricane Dorian was to blame. Farther south in Flagler County, Sky 4 drone video captured what the Flagler Beach pier looked liked before Hurricane Dorian passed by the coastline. According to the Flagler Beach Police Department, the pier may have suffered structural damage during the height of Hurricane Dorian. Though Hurricane Dorian passed Northeast Florida with all its fury, the storm was about 100 miles offshore Wednesday when it moved along that part of the state's coast.
Deputies: Man arrested after toddler arrives at hospital with skull fracture, burns
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse after a toddler was taken to Florida Hospital Flagler with a skull fracture, severe burns and other signs of physical abuse, deputies said. According to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, the boy suffered burns on his right shoulder and arm when he was bathed in boiling water. The Sheriff's Office said it was alerted after the child showed up at the hospital Friday night. Sheriff's Office officials said that, after several interviews, Deviaun Toler, 25, was arrested. He was taken to the Flagler County Inmate Facility, where he is being held without bail.
Man pinned between truck, garage in Flagler County dies, FHP says
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A man is dead after neighbors found him pinned by his vehicle in his garage Sunday at 7 Biscay Lane, officials say. The Florida Highway Patrol said a passing neighbor found Roger Lynn Teachworth, 60, halfway out of his Chevy truck, pinned between his vehicle and his garage. Troopers said Teachworth was pronounced dead at the scene. No other details were immediately released.
Detectives find 2 pounds of marijuana in sting
FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. – Flagler County deputies said they uncovered nearly two pounds of marijuana and a pistol when they executed a search warrant on Wednesday at an apartment complex on Village Drive. He drove off, and Flagler Beach police pulled him over in a traffic stop where they found about 168 grams of marijuana in the air box inside the engine compartment. A search warrant for Upson's apartment was issued and detectives found about 670 grams of marijuana in the apartment. “This is just another example of the joint efforts to get drug dealers out of Flagler County and in jail,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “If you deal drugs in Flagler County, we have vacancy at the Green Roof Inn waiting for you.”The Green Roof Inn is the agency's nickname for the Flagler County Jail.
Flagler County's April 2017 Climate Report
JACKSONVILLE, fla. – Flagler County Rainfall and Climate Report: April 2017April 2017 precipitation figures were mostly above normal values across the county. Our tropical rainy season begins in late May or early June and usually runs through October. Overall rainfall numbers ran close to normal or a little above in some places. The National Weather Service (NWS) reporting station in Daytona Beach maintains the official records for the region and is utilized in reference and reporting for the Flagler County area. Flagler County recognizes the reporting efforts of the community volunteer storm spotters and whose contributions assist in the collection of area rainfall data.
Man critically injured in Flagler motorcycle crash
FLAGLER CO, Fla. – A man has been hospitalized in critical condition after he, on his motorcycle, was struck by another vehicle, Saturday evening, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said Eddie Davis Junior, 50, was stopped on the side of US 1 just south of Old Kings Road North. The driver of a Dodge Neon, Alexis Jacquart, was traveling south on US 1 when she hit the backside of Davis' motorcycle. Davis was thrown to the side of the road and Kenney was knocked off his motorcycle. Davis was air-lifted to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach where he remains in critical condition.
A1A reopens after sulfuric acid spill in Flagler Beach
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A chemical company from central Florida lost its load in Flagler Beach Thursday morning, spilling 300 gallons of a sulfuric acid solution and closing a portion of State Road A1A. Hazmat crews neutralized the sulfuric acid solution spill by 2:30 p.m., and the Florida Department of Transportation reopened a portion of A1A by 5:30 p.m., Flagler County officials said. We don’t know how long all of that will take," Flagler County Public Safety Emergency Manager Steve Garten said Thursday. The Flagler Beach Public Works Department had the shoulder barricaded Friday as TME was still on site, said Flagler Beach City Manager Larry Newsom. Flagler Beach police are investigating the spill and charges against the driver of the truck are pending.