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Jacksonville residents warned to "get out now"

WARNING: Hurricane Irma

THE NATIONAL Weather Service is warning that flash floods are likely and extremely dangerous in the Jacksonville area, with the St Johns river and other waterways cresting at record levels.

At about 11am, the North Fork Black Creek broke a 1919 all-time record at 25.7ft. The waters are still rising.

Irma is battering northern Florida on its course toward Georgia, with sustained winds of 65mph. The storm is about 70 miles east of Tallahassee.

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