Tag Archives: Storm surge

‘Retreat’ Not An Option For A California Beach Town, But It’s Already Happening In Duval County

By Jessica Palombo & Nathan Rott, NPR In Jacksonville Beach, Kimberlee Prescott is selling her home to the county so it can be torn down. The house, built just over two decades ago at 3640 Sanctuary Way S., is located in unfortunate proximity to a Florida Department of Transportation drainage culvert along Butler Boulevard. After Hurricanes Matthew and Irma, rain and storm surges caused “tremendous damage, expense, time loss, and disruption to the homeowner and her family,” according to Jacksonville

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Live Updates: Hurricane Michael

The storm made landfall in the Florida Panhandle around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. as a strong Category 4 storm with sustained winds up to 155 mph, just 2 mph short of a Category 5 storm, the most powerful storm to hit the Panhandle in modern history.

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