One week after Debby, dozens still displaced
One week after Tropical Storm Debby left Florida, shelters are still open in Clay, Columbia and Suwannee counties. Even when flood waters recede, some homes may be uninhabitable and residents may need long-term recovery assistance. In this WUFT-TV report, Catherine Awasthi visits the shelter in Live Oak.
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Champions Park, formerly known as Nations Park, hopes to increase tourism after replacing the management director of the park and updating the contract to include new requirements.
Gainesville took another step towards increasing government transparency through the soft launch of statGNV. The new database aims to provide more data and statistics to the general public.