Tropical Storm Irma causing flooding, damage around the First Coast

A man describes the damages to his home

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- As Tropical Storm Irma.
 
Here's the latest information regarding Hurricane Irma and changes on the First Coast:
 
2:15 p.m. Sept. 11: Beaches Energy currently has all available crews deployed in an effort to remove fallen trees and repair damage to transmission lines from the mainland. Once lines have been repaired Beaches Energy will begin to restore power to a large portion of service territory in the next several hours then concentrate on smaller isolated pockets of outages.
 
2 p.m. Sept. 11: Tropical Storm Irma continues to slowly weaken while moving into southern Georgia. The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued from the Flagler/Volusia County line southward. The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued from the Suwanee River southward.
 
1:54 p.m. Sept. 11: Glynn County public schools are closed for the remainder of the week.
 
1:23 p.m. Sept. 11: St. Johns County Parks and Recreation facilities will remain closed through Friday, Sept. 15 to allow staff time to assess damage and clear any hazards.
 
12:47 p.m. Sept. 11: St. Johns County confirms first Hurricane Irma-related death on the First Coast.
 
12:29 p.m. Sept. 11: The Buckman and the Dames Point Bridge have been re-opened in both directions.
 
12:27 p.m. Sept. 11: All City of Altamonte Springs offices, parks and programs will remain closed for business on Tuesday, September 12.
 
12:26 p.m. Sept. 11: Flagler County has issued an emergency order extending the beachside curfew. Residents on the barrier island are to remain where they are until 7 a.m. Tuesday. 
 
12:22 p.m. Sept. 11: A flash flood warning has been issued for all area neighboring the St. Johns River and tributaries. The warning will be active until 6:15 p.m.
 
11:35 a.m. Sept. 11: St. Vincent's Riverside will transfer the most clinically appropriate patients out of our to St. Vincent's Southside and St. Vincent's Clay County.
 
11:14 a.m. Sept. 11: JEA damage assessors and troubleshooters have rolled out to start assessing damage.
 
11:03 a.m. Sept. 11: Water pressure has dropped significantly in Jekyll Island. An island-wide boil water advisory is now in effect.
 
10:55 a.m. Sept. 11: #FCNStorm Irma continues to weaken.
 

 
- @fcntim, FCN Meteorologist
 
10:40 a.m. Sept. 11: At least one tornado has been reported as a result of Hurricane Irma in Glynn County and a tornado warning is now in effect. The F. J. Torres Causeway and Sea Island Causeway are now closed due to flooding, as are multiple other roads.
 
10:30 a.m. Sept. 11: Rumors dispelled that Wolfson Children's Hospital and Baptist Jacksonville have been evacuated. Both are fully operational and are not evacuating patients. Several patients have been relocated to a different hospital floor.
 
9:52 Sept. 11: JSO has tweeted that Evacuation Zones A & B along the river need to leave now: San Marco, Riverside, Downtown Jax, Southampton, Landon Park.
 
9:49 Sept. 11: The Intracoastal Waterway bridges have been re-opened westbound-only for evacuees.
 
9 a.m. Sept. 11: A NWS Meteorologist located at the Duval County Emergency Operations Center has said that  high tide between 12 and 2 p.m. will bring another 4 to 6 feet of water to areas along St. Johns River in Jacksonville.
 
7:57 a.m. Sept. 11: Irma is now officially a Tropical Storm
 
6:45 a.m. Sept. 11: FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY: Water is expected to rise another 1 to 2 feet when winds switch to the south and push water northward into downtown Jacksonville.
 
5:20 a.m. Sept. 11: JEA is reporting 366,855 customers without power at this time.
 
5:05 a.m. Sept. 11: Clay County Emergency Management said the south prong of the Black Creek is now at major flood stage and both prongs are rising faster than expected. 
 
5:00 a.m. Sept. 11: Hurricane Irma's wind speeds have decreased and it is likely the storm will become a Tropical Storm soon. 
 
4:50 a.m. Sept. 11: All westbound JTB at Southside is shut down due to downed trees.
 
4:49 a.m. Sept. 11: Gas Leak - Ace Hardware - 1281 Atlantic Boulevard in Neptune Beach via Neptune Beach Police.
 
4:26 a.m. Sept. 11: I95S at University Blvd - Light pole blocking the interstate.  NOT passable and due to conditions you can't see it.  DO NOT DRIVE -- from The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
 
 
3:58 a.m. Sept 11:
 
2:40 a.m. Sept. 11: The Acosta Bridge is now closed, according to JSO.
 
2:22 a.m. Sept. 11: Hart Bridge, Matthews Bridge both closed due to weather conditions, according to JSO.
 
2:15 a.m. Sept. 11: Putnam County EOC announced they are suspending all emergency responses until the weather improves. You can call 9-1-1, but responses will not occur until the weather is better.
 
1:03 a.m. Sept. 11: JSO reports the Buckman Bridge is closed due to strong winds.
 
12:36 a.m. Sept. 11: The Dames Point Bridge is now closed due to wind speeds, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
 
12:33 a.m. Sept. 11: Putnam Counter Emergency Management reports flooding of a nursing home at Palatka Health Care Center. Evacuations are ordered. Patients are being transported to a nearby hospital.
 
12:23 a.m. Sept. 11: About 33,000 people are without power in Duval County, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
 
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