Photos: Irma causes record flooding in Jacksonville, FL

September 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 11: Flood waters from the St. Johns River inundate the Five Points neighborhood with Hurricane Irma's storm surge Sept. 11, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Flooding in downtown Jacksonville along the river topped a record set during Hurricane Dora in 1965. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

 

Yesterday, after weathering Hurricane Irma in Daytona Beach, FL, I started driving towards the Tampa Bay area to see the the storm's effects closer to where it made landfall. Fifteen minutes later I changed my mind after learning of the severity of the record setting flooding in downtown Jacksonville along the St. Johns River. Fifteen minutes later and I get a call from one of my editors at Getty Images inquiring whether I was still in Florida. I was.

 

View 29 photos of severe flooding in Jacksonville, FL

 

 

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