UF Meteorologist says Floridians should be ready from day 1
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce
Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
It has been nearly eight years since North Central Florida has been directly impacted from a hurricane. Despite several active years since that memorable 2004 season, Floridians have dodged nearly every storm. But with the 2012 season season upon us, University of Florida Meteorologist Jeff Huffman says that no matter the forecast or what happened the year before, people should prepare the same:
Huffman says people only have to look back 20 years to be reminded that it takes just one storm making landfall to make it an active season. Andrew was one of only four hurricanes that year, but at the time, it became the costliest storm in U.S. history. UF Meteorologist Jeff Huffman will have constant upates on tropical developments all season long here on Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM.
More Stories in Environment
Some residents in unincorporated parts of Citrus County will see new recycling rules implemented next week.
Lionfish are being pushed to Florida menus following August regulation changes on the venomous invasive species’ importation. While dangerous to catch, they are easy to eat as conservation efforts try to save the reefs by increasing demand for the destructive fish.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is concerned with the growing population of lionfish, a destructive species of fish. The FWC hopes to start up new efforts to prevent the further spread of lionfish and work on extraction. Extraction [...]
With almost one million signatures from Florida voters, Amendment 1 – also known as the Florida Land and Water Conservation Amendment – will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot, though not all parties are pleased by this development.
Southeast Alachua County landowners discuss Plum Creek Timber Company’s proposal to develop parts of the city and express their concerns.