Tornado damages homes in Polk County
A tornado and a water spout caused damage to several homes in Polk County yesterday afternoon as a result of the storm system of Tropical Storm Debby. The neighborhood affected the most was the Renaissance area. Residents saw the water spout along Country Club Road which is an area surrounded by several lakes. Damage primarily occured from trees blown over by the high winds and overly saturated ground from heavy rain.
More Stories in Environment
A new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) by the FDA may pose a challenge to farmers who are using an alternative fertilizer.
Swallowtail Farm held its 5th annual country fair at its farm just north of Alachua on Saturday.
After years of drought, this year’s rainfall has restored Orange Lake’s water levels.
The Suwannee River Water Management District has formed a partnership with the county for large repairs to take place in Little River Springs County Park near Branford. After river flooding, the park needs refurbishments to bank failures and damage to the spring bed.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission developed an app that will help scientists gather data on the locations of gopher tortoises. The app could help better track the threatened species.