Category: Jacksonville 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 […]

Moonlight Movies returns to Jax Beach
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Moonlight Movies returns to Jax Beach

Moonlight Movies returns to the SeaWalk Pavilion beginning April 22, 2016, with the movie Finding Nemo.  This popular family friendly, outdoor movie series combines a movie under the stars, the sound of the ocean, and a sea breeze for a memorable night to share with family and friends. Learn what movies are in the series, movie […]

Skate park open house to be held in Jax Beach
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Skate park open house to be held in Jax Beach

The City of Jacksonville Beach invites you to a design presentation of the new municipal skate park to be located at South Beach Park.  This Open House will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the City Hall Council Chambers, 11 North 3rd Street.  A presentation will be […]

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 […]

Shopping with Friends: A Miss America Comes to Town
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Shopping with Friends: A Miss America Comes to Town

Former Miss America and Jacksonville native, Leanza Cornett, recently headed the cast of Nunsense! at Alhambra Theatre.  It ran for five weeks and ended on February 5. While Leanza was here, her young friend Elise Lobb, a local high schooler, model, and terrific golfer, took her to one of her favorite beaches boutiques, Rosie True. […]

Keep the Ferry - and Historic A1A: Our Islands and Coastline Needs It
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Keep the Ferry – and Historic A1A: Our Islands and Coastline Needs It

Florida’s Historic Highway A1A begins just south of the Georgia border, then comes east to hug the coastline all the way to Key West.  Mile Marker 0. We’ve all seen that white oval A1A decal.  It’s iconic. Remember that it’s northeast Florida’s A1A too, and the Mayport Ferry is part of that highway, the same […]

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