Tag: Hermine

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 16, 2016

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry called on city workers during Hurricane Hermine, and they responded. Bearing the brunt: the workers at JEA, who were called on to handle local issues through Saturday, then saw some members dispatched to Tallahassee and the Gulf Coast to help with the challenging mechanics of power restoration in those hard-hit areas. With that in […]

Staff ReportsSeptember 13, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott warned people living in Northeastern Florida to pay attention to a storm brewing in the Atlantic Ocean. The state Division of Emergency Management has been receiving regular updates from the National Hurricane Center about Invest 93L, a disturbance off the Florida coast, Scott said. At first forecasters doubted it would amount to […]

Associated PressSeptember 12, 2016

HermineVeterans of Florida’s historic hurricane seasons say Gov. Rick Scott did well handling the state’s first hurricane landfall in 11 years, but familiar problems with communications and coordinating resources resurfaced. Hurricane Hermine made landfall Sept. 2 in Florida’s Big Bend with 80-mph winds. Coastal communities were forced to evacuate, and two deaths have been attributed […]

Joe HendersonSeptember 6, 2016

While city officials play those favored political parlor games of finger-pointing and pass-the-blame, thousands of residents remain without power. That’s all we ought to care about now. There are reports of price gouging. Large trees are down all over the city. People are steaming as they wonder about the competence of the power they have […]


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