…about the author.

I am a native Amelia Islander. This blog began as a way to write about a specific environmental concern and find an outlet for, I hope, positive ideas. Eventually the topics became more varied and cover anything from a new restaurant, to tax incentives for green construction.

Thanks for reading!

Edward E. Boner
source@amelia-island.net

  • Train Depot restoration chugging along
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 19, 2014 12:31 p.m. Renovations and restoration of Fernandina Beach’s historic train depot at the foot of Centre Street are moving along carefully, but not quickly. Gil Langley, Executive Director … Continue reading →
  • Fernandina Beach impact fees will be revisited in 2015
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 19, 2014 7:19 a.m. The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) held a special meeting December 17, 2014 to receive a presentation on a recent impact fee study. Following discussion, the … Continue reading →
  • A Pyrrhic victory? City prevails in playground lawsuit – Contract did not specify “how to pay”
    Submitted by Adam Kaufman Legal Analyst December 18, 2014 2:00 p.m. In 280 BC and 279 BC Greek King Pyrrhus of Epirus defeated the Romans at Heraclea and Asculum but his army sustained such casualties and staggering losses he is … Continue reading →
  • Latest Green Dot Card Scam Hits Fernandina Beach
    Press Release Fernandina Beach Police Department James T. Hurley, Chief of Police December 18, 2014 8:40 p.m. Three unusual bomb threat calls were made to area businesses today, in each case the caller attempted to extort money from the business … Continue reading →
  • Financial support needed for local arts and culture organizations
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 18, 2014 12:50 p.m. Local Fernandina Beach resident Tony McAdoo is trying to find money for local arts and cultural programs. McAdoo appeared before the Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) … Continue reading →
  • South 2nd Street garbage caper
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 18, 2014 12:11 p.m. A frustrated local merchant appealed to the newly seated Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) at its first Regular Meeting on December 16, 2014, to end the … Continue reading →
  • Work begins for new Fernandina Beach City Commission
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The first Regular Meeting of the 2015 Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) got underway shortly after the FBCC Reorganizational Meeting on December 16, 2015, with newly seated commissioners Robin Lentz and … Continue reading →
  • If–
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst December 17, 2014 4:16 p.m. At the December 16, 2014 Reorganizational Meeting of the Fernandina Beach City Commission, outgoing Vice Mayor Sarah Pelican presented outgoing Commissioner Charlie Corbett with a framed copy of … Continue reading →
  • Lentz and Poynter join Fernandina Beach City Commission
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 17, 2014 3:22 p.m.   Last night at their annual Reorganization Meeting, the Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) rang out the old year and rang in the new, as Robin … Continue reading →
  • Fernandina Fire/Rescue Dept – November Statistics
    Submitted by Jason Higginbotham Fernandina Beach Fire Chief December 15, 2014 4:30 p.m. Total Number of Calls for Service 161 RESPONSE RELATED INFORMATION TOTALS TOTAL INCIDENTS IN CITY LIMITS                                                                      136 TOTAL INCIDENTS IN NASSAU COUNTY (OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS)              25 AVG … Continue reading →

Landfalling Hurricanes Amelia Island?

I find maps like this interesting.  As I remember….Cumberland Island was chosen as a location for Dungeoness partly because this part of Florida is hit less frequently by storms.  Another map showed our part of the state at a 1/100 chance of landfall for major storms making landfall in the US.

What always sticks with me is the insurance coverage and the effect on North Florida rates when, historically, our chance of seeing a storm is far less!!!

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