Tropical Storm Elsa; Freedom to Fly Act & Essential Caregivers Act; Caregivers for Compromise founder
On this edition of “This Week in Jacksonville,” we discuss the response to and impact from Tropical Storm Elsa, with state Sen. Audrey Gibson and U.S. Rep. John Rutherford. We also look ahead to 2022, talking with Gibson about her endorsement of Democrat U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist in the race for Florida governor. Rutherford gives us an update from Washington, D.C., talking about the Freedom to Fly Act and the Essential Caregivers Act. And we talk with Mary Daniel, a local advocate for senior care and the founder of Caregivers for Compromise. Her husband, who has Alzheimer’s, resides at a memory care facility, and she couldn’t see him during the first months of the pandemic. Hear how her experiences during that time led her to take action and push for change.
Text message alerts CrossFitters to seek shelter as tornado tears through Jacksonville
Around the time an EF1 tornado swept through Jacksonville’s San Jose area during Tropical Storm Elsa, a group of CrossFitters would have been jogging during their afternoon class, but they said a single text may have saved their lives.
Tropical storm kills 1 in Florida, hurts 10 at Georgia base
Tropical Storm Elsa is carving a destructive and soaking path up the East Coast after killing at least one person in Florida and spinning up a tornado at a Georgia Navy base that flipped recreational vehicles upside-down and blew one of them into a lake.
Cedar Key pounds as Tropical Storm Elsa brushes by
Tropical Storm Elsa brought strong winds and rain to the Gulf Coast near Cedar Key on Wednesday as it moved past just 35 miles offshore. People who live and work on the small island were prepared to get some of the first and worst impacts of the storm.
What to expect: Tropical forecast for your neighborhood
Tropical Storm Elsa remains on a projected path just off Florida’s Gulf Coast with possible landfall early Wednesday in the Big Bend region. This potentially puts us on the powerful, “dirty” side of the storm with a greater chance of severe weather.
Scattered showers with storms, more to come this weekend and then our weather turns tropical
High pressure will shift to the southeast as a cold front slides into southeast Georgia. The change brings a flow from the southwest. Showers, storms are expected to be most active inland before noon then toward the US 301, I-95 and the beaches this afternoon and evening.