Jacksonville sees record-setting flooding in wake of Irma - CBS News

CBS News| Mon Sep 11 08:00:29 EDT 2017
TAMPA -- Hurricane Irma caused record-setting flooding in Jacksonville, Florida, as it moves over the state Monday on its way to southern Georgia. According to the National Weather Service, storm surge flooding in downtown Jacksonville exceeded a record set during Hurricane Dora in 1965 by at least 1 foot. A river gauge downtown in the Atlantic Coast city measured 3 feet above flood stage. "Move to higher ground now," the weather service warned people near the St. Johns River.  A flash flood emergency has been declared in Atlantic Beach, just outside of Jacksonville. According to CBS affiliate WJAX-TV, the water level is expected to rise another 1 to 2 feet. Winds will then switch ..

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