Hourly News Update
Florida takes precauations ahead of southeast severe weather
By Cameron Taylor on March 2nd, 2012
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A new flood chart will help residents along the Little and Withlacoochee River gauge how they could be affected by severe flooding in the future. Some city officials also believe the chart will be useful for Floridians farther south near the Suwannee River.
Strawberry producers are feeling the heat from the cold temperatures. Output is low and prices are rising for strawberries this season.
Recent cold weather has posed challenges for homeless residents faced with the colder temperatures. In response, the Ocala Fire Rescue and the Salvation Army have organized a clothing drive that ends Thursday.
Strawberries are being frozen to prevent damage from below-freezing temperatures.
As temperatures continue to fall, preparations are being made by North Florida counties from homeless shelters expanding accommodations to the closing of schools in Columbia County on Tuesday.