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Veteran First Coast News reporter gets choked up by empty St. Augustine streets cleared by COVID-19

The empty streets of St. Augustine were a bit much for First Coast News Anchor Jessica Clark on Wednesday. The normally crowded streets were empty. "This is tough."

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The empty streets of St. Augustine were a bit much for First Coast News' Jessica Clark on Wednesday. The veteran anchor/reporter regularly reports on these normally crowded streets. As the emptiness got to her, Clark turned to Facebook and shared an emotional moment with her friends.

"This is tough," she said in the post. "I'm in the middle of St. Augustine reporting like I usually do, except there's no one in the middle of St. Augustine. 

She found solace in the nearby chiming bells at Flagler College.

"I heard the bells ringing ... it made me stop and appreciate the beauty of that bit of normalcy," Clark said. "The city is empty and these businesses are hurting, but the sound of that music is still so comforting."

The emptiness is hard. And then I heard the bells... I Love St. Augustine, FL I Love St. George Street Flagler College City of St. Augustine - Government First Coast News.

Posted by Jessica Clark, First Coast News on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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