Hurricane Irma: The storm's impact on the First Coast

Ken Amaro surveys the damage Riverside has sustained from Hurricane Irma

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The First Coast is seeing flash flooding across Duval, St. Johns and Nassau Counties, as well as other nearby areas.

In St. Augustine Police Department have closed off the city. Officer said downed power lines are the main reason for road closures.

People are waking up to trees toppled over onto their homes. They are also seeing tree branches scattered across lawns, vehicles and buildings.


They are also finding flooding so high they are seeing their vehicles floating away from where they were parked.

One woman says she just moved back to Jacksonville Beach in the Sanctuary. She moved back in April after her home flooded due to Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Her home, which just recently had hardwood floors put in, has the boards floating in the water from Irma.

Meanwhile, others are out driving in the rainy weather in downtown Jacksonville. The flooding on the roads is dangerous and people should not be on the roads when they are flooding, according to JSO.

Others in Riverside are seeing just flooding on the roadways.

Some found water pooling on their streets near their homes.

There is also flooding along the river in San Marco.

There's also a tree blocking Roosevelt Boulevard near Interstate 95 and Interstate 10.

And miscellaneous other forms of flooding, damage, and hurricane-related obstacles.


In Clay County, Doctors Lake Marina has overflowed to the point that the parking lot is hard to distinguish from the actual St. Johns River.

 

 

In Riverside, high tide has flowed into the roads. From 12-2 p.m., high tide is expected bring even more water to land along the St. Johns River.

 

In Nassau County, Hilliard is also facing heavy flooding.

The surf is rough on the St. Simons Island coast, but there is no evident damage to this shoreline.

 

The flooding in St. Simons Island has impacted the area around apartment complexes. 

Huguenot Cemetery in St. Augustine has downed trees near several gravesites.

Debris has piled up in front of A&R Auto Electric in St. Augustine.

The Southside has seen downed power lines and traffic lights.

The Westside has been plagued by flooding following the arrival of Hurricane Irma.

 

Bay Street in Downtown Jacksonville is completely under water.

 

 

Arlington Road is seeing the impact of the high tide of the St. Johns River.

The dunes at Jacksonville Beach took a bit of a beating from Hurricane Irma.

Brunswick, Ga. dealt with wind damage and flooding during Irma's stay on the First Coast.

Downtown Jacksonville has suffered from heavy flooding.

The city's Southside has also dealt with its own damage.

The area around EverBank Field is flooded following the storm.

A Mandarin marina is also experiencing some negative effects from Irma.

This tree in Julington Creek fell down, as well.

Fleming Island is also experiencing heavy flooding.


Stay tuned for more images from around the First Coast following Hurricane Irma.

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