Like swarms of swallows migrating, Florida-Georgia football fans flock to northeast Florida each year for a Southern showdown. An autumn tradition as reliable as the tides, a wave of football fans washes into Fernandina’s bars, beach homes and hotels.
Another Florida storm has blown up on the radar, gaining strength when HB 631 passed. In the minds of many, a “cone of uncertainty,” has formed around public use of Florida’s beaches.
EYES IN THE SKY: Glimpse Amelia and Cumberland islands and follow the St. Marys River between Florida-Georgia from Atlantic Ocean to Okefenokee Swamp.
It took FEMA a year, but the city government of Fernandina Beach has finally been notified in writing. FEMA reportedly will cover 75% of costs to fix damage inflicted by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.