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Florida's Governor praises emergency officials for Tropical Storm Colin response

They were ready to answer the call during Tropical Storm Colin. Some of Jacksonville's first responders responded when Florida's Governor called on them after the third named storm of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season had passed. Rick Scott had bagels in hand and handshakes for all the firefighters and cops ...

Possible tornado damage at home on Glennfield Court near I-10 and Chaffee Road during Tropical Storm Colin

Confirmed tornado hit Jacksonville's Westside

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado sprung up on Jacksonville’s Westside during Tropical Storm Colin. The path of the EF1 tornado was about four miles when it formed around 3:30 p.m. Monday, according to a graphic released by the NWS Jacksonville office. The tornado assessment team says it ...

Possible tornado damage at home on Glennfield Court near I-10 and Chaffee Road during Tropical Storm Colin

Tropical Storm Colin is gone, damage left behind

Tropical Storm Colin is gone.  Colin's center moved within 45 miles North/Northwest of Jacksonville early Tuesday morning.  Most of Duval County saw between 1.5 and 3.5 inches of rain.  A swath of 3-5 inches in parts of Clay and St. Johns County, and another area near the Florida/Georgia border.  Pearl ...

Elderly man dies driving through Baker County during severe weather, passenger with serious injuries

Tropical Storm Colin, and the preceding storms, have claimed a life. A Louisiana elderly man was killed driving through Baker County on I-10 near State Road 121, when his car spun out of control and slammed in to a tree. His passenger, Charlotte Cockran, has serious injuries. The Florida Highway ...

Trees were uprooted and fell across I-10 and Chaffee Road on Jacksonville's westside. 

NWS to investigate Jax Westside for potential tornado

The National Weather Service in Jacksonville is set to investigate whether a tornado touched down on Jacksonville’s Westside. The area of concern is around I-10 and Chaffee, where a semi was toppled over in the storm and trees were damaged to the point of obstructing the highway. NWS Jacksonville Meteorologist ...

Damage from Tropical Storm Colin in Jacksonville Beach. Action News Jax viewer Angela F. sent in. 

Gallery: Tropical Storm Colin

Tropical Storm Colin impacts NE Florida June 6, 2016.

Mayor: Jacksonville's ready to handle Tropical Storm Colin

Jacksonville's ready to weather the storm. That's the word from city officials as Tropical Storm Colin comes to town. During a press conference Tuesday afternoon at the Duval County Emergency Operations Center, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry says the city's ready to handle whatever's coming. "Expect the unexpected," Curry added. "JFRD, ...

Governor Scott declares state of emergency, includes NE Florida counties

Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a state of emergency Monday morning that includes Northeast Florida counties as Tropical Storm Colin closes in. Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns County are all listed under the state of emergency.   In the Executive Order, Scott said he’s responsible to meet the ...

Local emergency operations centers prepare for Colin

As Tropical Storm Colin chugs towards the First Coast, our local emergnecy operations centers are out with some tips to keep you safe during the storm. Linda Stoughton with the St. Johns County Emergency Operations Center is urging everyone to tie down any loose items on your lawn, as well ...

The City of Jacksonville put storm surge markers in different places around the city including the beaches and some fire stations to show residents how high water could get in a given area for a particular storm category.  It was part of Operation Reality Check during the Peyton Administration.

Tracking the Tropics: Be prepared for hurricane season

The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is now underway.  NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season will most likely be near-normal: A 70% likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), ...

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