Flooding at times of High Tide, drier weekend ahead
Areas of light rain continue across southeast Georgia while most of northeast Florida dries under cloudy skies. Our main hazard today and through the weekend will be flooding at times of high tide along our area rivers, the intercoastal and the Atlantic.
Hurricanes and flooding: Our biggest fears in the fall
Florida’s Severe Weather Awareness Week runs from Feb. 7 to Feb. 11, serving as an opportunity for residents to learn about the various weather hazards that frequently impact the state and how families and businesses can prepare for these natural events.
Michigan governor declares state of emergency over "extraordinary flooding"
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) declared a state of emergency Saturday over what she called "extraordinary flooding," which caused power outages, sewer backups and left dozens of drivers stranded.Driving the news: Flood watches were in place through Sunday, after up to 7 inches of rain fell in some parts of the state over the past few days, per the National Weather Service. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe big picture: More than 47news.yahoo.com
St. Augustine Commissioners to form committee for flooding management
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – St. Augustine commissioners are forming a committee to help minimize the impacts of flooding throughout the historic city. The city has been advertising applications for community members to join a citizen advisory committee. Broadly, the advisory group would be tasked with creating goals to minimize flooding impacts. Commissioners was to meet Monday morning to formalize the goals for the committee. The city commissioners will select the advisory members on Nov. 9.
Done with the nor’easter?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Quick update the nor’easter... All of the Coastal Warnings continue including: Coastal Flood Warning, Gale Warning, Heavy Surf, Extreme Rip Current Risk. The nor’easter which rolled in on Saturday morning has shifted from the rains of Saturday to windy, tidal flooding conditions that will persist for days. Winds have been gusty and generally under 30 mph in inland areas, but those winds have been much higher along the coast with 43 mph winds at Mayport and 48 mph winds at Marineland. Tidal flooding has been taken place at high tide and these high tides will continue to run 1 to 1-1/2 feet above normal high tide through this work week. Want to read more on the nor’easter?
Turn around, don’t drown: Glynn County streets flooded after 7 inches of rain
BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Drivers in Glynn County need to heed the warning “Turn around, don’t drown” this morning after a storm system dumped 7 inches of rain in the area, according to the National Weather Service. News4Jax’s Brittany Muller is surveying areas overrun with water in Storm Track and saw two vehicles that stalled in water, one near the middle of an intersection. The parking lots of the Winn-Dixie and Waffle House in Brunswick are flooded out; as is F-J Torras Causeway and Glynn Avenue. A flood warning for Glynn County expired at 5:30 a.m, but as high-tide is expected at 8 this morning, waters may rise higher.
County-by-county, race-by- race results of the 2020 Florida Primary
As soon as the polls close at 7 p.m., the vote-counting begins. Check back throughout the evening as election returns are tallied on all the Northeast Florida races. Direct links to each group of racesNE Florida congressional districts | State Senate/House racesDuval County | St. Johns County | Clay CountyNassau County | Putnam County | Flagler CountyBaker County | Bradford County | Columbia CountyAlachua County | Union County | 7th Judicial CircuitClosely watched races in Northeast FloridaChoose from drop-down menu to see any race of interest to you (in alphabetical order)
Flooding on Jacksonville’s Westside raises questions about city’s response
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After heavy rains pelted Jacksonville and caused some flash flooding across part of the Westside on Monday night, many are questioning the city’s response. People like Jim Williams have been complaining about major flooding since retention ponds were covered and replaced with pipes. The flooding issue is something that the Jacksonville City Council is working on. A resiliency committee has been meeting about the flooding problems and is scheduled to meet again on Wednesday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is also working with the city to buy up flood-prone property.
Survey: 88% of residents say not enough being done to make Duval County more resilient to storm impacts
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The citys resiliency committee on Thursday heard the results of a survey done among Duval County residents as to Jacksonvilles readiness to deal with the threat from storms and hurricanes. More than 700 people were asked if their community was doing enough to address the issues of sea levels rising and make the city more resilient to storm impacts, and the survey shows 88% said no. The problem is getting enough of the community to buy in, in order to get the funding to do it. The resiliency committee was formed after back-to-back years brought Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in 2017. The survey also found 90% of people said a regional compact is needed to deal with the challenges of future storm impacts.
At least five killed as flooding continues in South
Days of torrential rainfall have triggered flooding in the lower Mississippi Valley. Some rivers are expected to crest Saturday, adding to the trouble. At least three weather-related deaths have been reported and hundreds of rescues have taken place. David Begnaud reports from Bossier City, Louisiana.cbsnews.com