317 A Philip Randolph Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Fifty years after “Dora,” Jacksonville Historical Society members and their guests are invited to an exclusive preview of the Channel 4 documentary, “Dora Direct Hit.” Dora, the first direct hurricane strike to the Northeast Florida coast in the weather bureau’s recorded history, was a game changer. It was a storm so large and fierce, homes were destroyed and many were washed out to sea. It was a storm with the famous U-turn. All of this destruction was followed by a Presidential visit and a subsequent English invasion by an emerging musical group called the Beatles.
We’ll hear from the show’s producers, Mo Baker and Henry Mullis. They’ll offer special insights on the documentary and this monumental event in area history. The documentary includes exclusive interviews with the only local meteorologist to accurately predict Dora’s path, Channel 4’s George Winterling. Hear George explain how the luck of latitude 30 ran out!