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Irma hits Jacksonville, Fla., with its worst flood in a century

Irma hits Jacksonville, Fla., with its worst flood in a century

Eloise Williams fell asleep Sunday night with the Bible on her chest, thanking the Lord that her house had survived the punishing assault of Hurricane Irma as it passed through.

But then the 63-year-old awoke Monday morning to the floodwater that followed the storm.

“I’ve never seen anything like this in my 30 years in Jacksonville,” said Williams, who lives in a small bungalow in the quaint riverside neighborhood of San Marco. Even if she had lived in Jacksonville 100 years, she may have never seen anything like it. The northeastern Florida city ultimately was one of the hardest hit on the mainland by the storm, which flooded its downtown and several of its...

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