Flooding widespread along St. Johns River

River Street near the St. Vincent's hospital is covered with water.

Mayor Lenny Curry got in front of cameras early Monday morning to address a weary Jacksonville. He immediately said the city still faced a specific and immediate threat: everyone along the St. Johns River needed to expect another four to six feet of flooding as the tide came in Monday afternoon.

His warning appeared to have worked. Crews spent the day getting people out of their homes in San Marco, Riverside, Avondale and other river neighborhoods.

The tide beat historic levels of flooding early Monday morning and rose even higher by the afternoon.

At the time of this writing, water is running through downtown, Riverside, San Marco, Landon Park and Southampton and other river areas.

If you need help getting out, place a white marker - like a flag - on the outside of your home. If you need help getting out, call 630-CITY. If you have an emergency, call 911 immediately.

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