School is Out Friday for Jacksonville Area Schools, Electrical Outages, Flooding, Debris in Roads

South Bank Camera.

Putnam County schools and county offices have been ordered closed Friday. (12:24 p.m.)

Clay County public schools have been ordered closed Friday, officials said. (12:19 p.m.)

Nassau County schools will be closed Friday, officials announced at noon. (12:07 p.m.)

Duval County schools closed Friday (1:32 p.m.)

Butler Boulevard westbound closed at Intracoastal (1:32 p.m.)

About 27,000 homes and businesses are without power, including 15,000 in Duval, 5,000 in St. Johns, 4,600 in Flagler and 2,000 in Nassau.

The City of Jacksonville has 24 work crews responding to drainage issues and 20 separate teams removing trees and debris from roads. Once Fay’s winds and rains become too dangerous, the crews will be pulled back. “We will reach a point where the storm overwhelms our crews,” said Marty Senterfitt, chief of emergency preparedness for Duval County (1:14 p.m.)

Trees reported down on homes from Nassau County to Mandarin, but no reports of injuries. (5:09 p.m.)

Traffic lights reported out in various areas. Police warn motorists to treat such intersections as four-way stops. (5:08 p.m.)

At least 95,000 homes and businesses now reported without power region-wide, including 75,000 in Jacksonville. (5:04 p.m.)

Source: breaking news.

Wind is picking up considerably now with much more rain. Several reports of trees down in my area which, with the saturated ground, isn’t surprising. If conditions don’t deteriorate further tonight, I believe our trees will be safe.

For Okefenokee power outages, click here.

I couldn’t find the FPL site to check for power outages.

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