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Hurricane Dora Hits Jacksonville

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In September 1964, The River City got a rude awakening. Shortly after midnight. Hurricane Dora hit the First Coast, initially making landfall in nearby St. Augustine. The storm then cut through Jacksonville and across North Florida to the Gulf of Mexico before taking a sharp turn northeast and skirting along the Carolina coast before turning out to sea. To date, Hurricane Dora is the only hurricane to make landfall in the Jacksonville area since record keeping began in 1851. In her trail, Dora left damages totaling more than $280 million (that's closer to $2 billion in today's dollars) and claimed three lives - a relatively low number of fatalities credited to advanced warnings.
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