(Worthy News) – Irma’s powerful winds triggered strong damage in the areas where the storm made a direct hit — but for cities including Jacksonville, Fla., and Charleston, S.C., it unleashed pushing amounts of storm surge.
In fact, the storm surge flooding in Jacksonville broke a record, according to the National Weather Service.
— City of Jacksonville (@CityofJax) September 11, 2017
Surge flooding water levels from the St. Johns River, under the Main Street Bridge, hit a record-high of 5.57 feet, the NWS reported. The previous surge record was 4.12 feet in September 1964 during Hurricane Dora. [ Source (Read More…) ]