Hurricane Irma

Three years after Hurricane Irma, progress made in Memorial Park

Three years after Hurricane Irma, progress made in Memorial Park

Memorial Park Association’s Board of Directors was thrilled to see progress in March on the replacement of the nearly 100-year-old balustrade that formerly lined the seawall before Hurricane Irma destroyed it in September 2017. Board members aren’t the only ones happy to see the project underway. “Looking forward to it being restored to its former […]

One Man’s War

One Man’s War

When Hurricane Irma slammed into Jacksonville in September 2017, flooding caused severe property damage to many homes along the St. Johns River, but for one Lakewood family, Irma turned up a treasure-trove of priceless memorabilia. While attempting to salvage items from the water-soaked storage area of his in-law’s condo, William Harrell discovered the weathered, leather-bound […]

Reed, South Shores residents still waiting for FEMA appraisals

Reed, South Shores residents still waiting for FEMA appraisals

It’s been nearly two years since Hurricane Irma wreaked devastation to the Reed Subdivision and South Shores neighborhoods, and, so far, all Chris Duguid has heard is “crickets.” “We are planning on selling our home to the City of Jacksonville using FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) funding,” said Duguid, a South Shores Road resident. “We […]