The strongest effect on Jacksonville was from Hurricane Dora in 1964, the only recorded storm to hit the First Coast with sustained hurricane force winds. Augustine with winds that had just barely diminished to 110 mph (180 km/h), making it a strong Category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale.
Jacksonville also suffered damage from 2008's Tropical Storm Fay which crisscrossed the state, bringing parts of Jacksonville under darkness for four days.
The coldest temperature recorded at Jacksonville International Airport was 7 °F (−13.9 °C) on January 21, 1985, a day that still holds the record cold for many locations in the eastern half of the US.
Jacksonville has suffered less damage from hurricanes than most other east coast cities, although the threat does exist for a direct hit by a major hurricane.
The city has only received one direct hit from a hurricane since 1871, although Jacksonville has experienced hurricane or near-hurricane conditions more than a dozen times due to storms passing through the state from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, or passing to the north or south in the Atlantic and brushing past the area.
Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida, and the twelfth most populous city in the United States.
As of the census estimates of 2006, there were 799,875 people, 315,796 households, and 199,037 families residing in the city.
Jacksonville is located near the oldest continuously occupied American settlement, St. High temperatures can reach the mid and upper 90s with heat indices above 110 °F (43.3 °C) possible.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Jacksonville was 105 °F (41 °C) on July 21, 1942.
In the Twilight series, it is the Florida city where Bella's mother and stepfather live.
state of Florida, and is the county seat of Duval County.
Jacksonville has, as named by the United States Census the 10th largest Arab population in the United States.
Also Jacksonville has a large Filipino population, in part related to their tradition of service with the Navy.
The rebuilt pier was later heavily damaged by Fay, but not destroyed.