Category: Atlantic Beach

EVACUATION: Beaches residents ordered out as Matthew takes aim
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EVACUATION: Beaches residents ordered out as Matthew takes aim

Residents of Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beaches, and Jacksonville Beach have been ordered to leave the beaches in advance of devastating Hurricane Matthew. Jacksonville mayor Lenny Curry has signed a declaration of emergency for the entirety of Duval County. All schools are closed Thursday and Friday.

STATE OF EMERGENCY: Matthew takes aim at Florida
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STATE OF EMERGENCY: Matthew takes aim at Florida

Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for all counties in Florida, including Duval and St. Johns. The announcements come after updated computer model forecasts show dangerous Hurricane Matthew could deal a decimating blow to the Sunshine State. Governor Scott said, “Hurricane Matthew is a life-threatening category four hurricane and we must […]

Hurricane Hermine lashes Florida
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Hurricane Hermine lashes Florida

Tropical Storm Warning issued for beaches
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Tropical Storm Warning issued for beaches

A tropical storm warning is now in effect for all of our beach communities in preparation for Hermine. The latest track takes it close enough to our area where we are in the forecast for winds in excess of 40mph with gusts over 60mph. The First Warning Weather Center is also worried about the threat […]

Beach News Now: 8/31/16
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Beach News Now: 8/31/16

Beach News Now: 8/30/2016
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Beach News Now: 8/30/2016

Tropical Storm Earl forms in Caribbean
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Tropical Storm Earl forms in Caribbean

The National Hurricane Center in Miami has declared a weather system in the Caribbean Sea as Tropical Storm Earl. Earl is located well away from the beaches, and does not appear to be a threat to our area at this time. Stay with The Beaches Online and Beach News Now for continuing coverage of this […]

State of Emergency declared for beaches
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State of Emergency declared for beaches

The governor of Florida has declared a state of emergency for our beaches due to incoming Tropical Storm Colin. Duval and St. Johns Counties, along with a handful of others in the state, were placed under that perimeter around 11 a.m. Monday. The declaration allows special protective actions to be taken to ensure the safety […]

Track power outages during storm
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Track power outages during storm

With Tropical Storm Colin approaching, power outages are likely. Some outages were already reported this morning, according to JEA. Customers of JEA can monitor outages as they happen on an interactive online map: https://www.jea.com/outage_center/OutageMap_Reporting/ There is currently no online outage map for customers of Beaches Energy.

Warning issued as Colin eyes Jax Beaches
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Warning issued as Colin eyes Jax Beaches

Tropical Storm Colin is charging through the Gulf of Mexico and eyeing the Florida coast. A tropical storm warning is in effect from Indian Pass to Englewood, along the gulf coast. A tropical storm warning is currently in effect for our beach communities. Our communities can expect inundating rains, with local amounts in excess of […]

TBO INVESTIGATES: Residents fuming after address change
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TBO INVESTIGATES: Residents fuming after address change

An address change is brewing in some parts of Atlantic Beach. Or, is it brewing in Jacksonville? That’s the big question after residents took to Facebook reporting they had received letters from the United States Postal Service indicating their mailing address would change from “Atlantic Beach, FL” to “Jacksonville, FL” on May 1. This impacts […]

Suspect wanted for numerous charges in Atlantic Beach
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Suspect wanted for numerous charges in Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach police have announced they are looking for a man wanted on numerous charges. Henry Brooks, 34, has outstanding warrants for Burglary with a Battery, Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Person, Domestic Battery w/ prior Conviction, Violation of Injunction, and Resisting Officer without violence. Anyone who has any information in regards to the location of […]

Atlantic Beach police looking for suspected thief
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Atlantic Beach police looking for suspected thief

The Atlantic Beach Police Department is searching for a suspected thief. According to authorities, this man may have been involved in the theft on a laptop from a home in late March. Anyone with information is urged to call police at (904) 247-5859.  

Warnings flying for Florida coast as Sandy approaches
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Warnings flying for Florida coast as Sandy approaches

Tropical storm watches and warnings are flying for the east Florida coast as Hurricane Sandy makes a swipe at the Sunshine State. Sandy’s rapid intensification just before a Cuban landfall has many Floridians on edge. Any western deviation in track could bring hurricane force winds to the coast. At the very minimum, The Beaches will […]

MAYPORT SEAFOOD FINEST IN THE LAND!
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MAYPORT SEAFOOD FINEST IN THE LAND!

I had the pleasure of having some friends in from out of town recently and I wanted to treat them to some fresh local seafood and I pondered the possibility of going out to a local eatery or staying in and preparing something at the house. Fortunately for all of us we live in a […]

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