Jacksonville, FL — Clay County Emergency Management says the area fared well during Hurricane Dorian.
John Ward says the area wasn't anticipating any flooding issues with Black Creek, but there weren't really any flooding problems along the St. Johns River or Doctor's Lake areas either.
"We saw a little bit of rise. We saw about a one to two foot rise, with a little bit of wave action. Some of our lower-lying areas, obviously, took on some water, not near as bad as what we were originally expecting, because I think this thing really kind of decreased for our area," says Ward.
Ward says the county really dodged more serious impacts from the storm, with only very minimal damage reported and limited power outages during the height of the storm.
As of Thursday at 5 PM, the county was able to rescind its mandatory evacuation orders for Zones A, B, low-lying areas, and vulnerable homes.
With a sense of normalcy returning, the county says curbside garbage, recycling and yard pick-up will run on a holiday schedule, with Wednesday routes running on Thursday, Thursday routes running on Friday, and Friday routes running on Saturday. The county says all routes will return to normal on Monday, September 9th.
Clay County Emergency Management has released the following list of services reopening:
Thursday, September 5:
• Clay County Board of County Commissioners Offices
• Clay County Tax Collector
• Clay County Property Appraiser's Office
• Clay County Supervisor of Elections - Florida
• Clay County Sheriff's Office, Florida
• Clay County Public Library
--The Clay County Clerk of Court - Tara S. Green will remain closed Thursday, September 5 with plans to reopen Friday, September 6. Those with court dates September 3-5 will be contacted via mail about reset dates and times.
--The Clay County Animal Services shelter will reopen to the public Saturday, September 7. If you want to pick up your pet, you may come to the shelter Thursday, September 5 or Friday, September 6 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
--Clay County District Schools, One Clay, will remain closed Thursday, September 5.