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Hurricane Irma predicted to weaken as it shifts West towards Jacksonville

Tiffany Salameh

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The 5 p.m. update shows the storm shifting West. National Hurricane Center

The 5 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center shows an official change in the track of Hurricane Irma, shifting West over Jacksonville as a Category 1.

Irma is predicted to maintain strength over the next few days before weakening, according to the NHC. The path of the storm is not a certainty.

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The strongest impacts of the hurricane are expected midday Monday on the First Coast.

As of 5 p.m. Thursday, the storm remains a Category 5 with sustained winds of 175 mph making it’s way to South Florida Saturday and early Sunday.

Classes and all other activities at UNF are canceled Friday Sept. 8 and Monday Sept. 11. All residential communities besides the Osprey Fountains will be closing as of 2 p.m. on Sunday. Limited space will be available for shelter on campus and students are strongly encouraged to find off-campus options for the storm.

Mayor Lenny Curry is advising Jacksonville residents in Zones A and B to evacuate early if they can. Mandatory evacuations will likely begin Friday morning, according to Curry.

UNF is not in an evacuation zone. For information on evacuation zones, click here. 

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3 Responses to “Hurricane Irma predicted to weaken as it shifts West towards Jacksonville”

  1. Sharon Green on September 7th, 2017 7:57 pm

    Please tell me when Irma is going to start effecting Jacksonville,and how strong will the winds be? Should we evacuate ? We live between Blanding and Roosevelt off of Timuquana Road.

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    Tiffany Salameh Reply:

    Effects will be felt in Jacksonville Sunday and the worst of it Monday. If you don’t know your zone, you can find it using your address here. Click search by address and enter your address. Then click layers in the top left screen, from the drop down select emergency, then select evacuation zone. Zoom out to see a bigger picture. If your address, which is indicated by a black circle, is not highlighted by a color, it’s possible you are not in an evacuation zone. The website works better using a web browser to a mobile browser.

    http://maps.coj.net/DuvalProperty/

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  2. Mike on September 8th, 2017 4:02 pm

    Mission Springs? Zone D. Get ur pool floaties ready.

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