• Davis Shores residents preparing to evacuate, again, in less than a year

    By: Lorena Inclan , Action News Jax


    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - It hasn’t even been a year since Hurricane Matthew left so much damage in St. Johns County.

    For many, like Davis Shores homeowner Jeanne Johns, it’s hard to believe that they have to prepare yet again but for a stronger storm.

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    “Right now, I have 27. I think it is,” Johns said. That’s how many sandbags Johns has so far and she’s getting even more for her neighbor.

    “Everybody is just helping each other and that's what it's all about,” Johns said.

    If anyone knows what a hurricane can do in Northeast Florida, it’s those who live in Davis Shores.

    It’s why we saw house after house boarded up, people are taking Irma seriously but fatigue is setting in.

    “It's really hard. I haven't slept in about two days now it's been very emotional trying to pick and choose things want to take with you,” Johns said.

    For some, renovations from Matthew are still ongoing.

    “My neighbors on the end, they still have contractors coming in and doing stuff on their house,” Johns said.

    At this point, Johns is trying to stay positive and pray for the best as Irma gets closer.


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