First Debby, now Isaac could soak the state
With the news of Tropical Storm Isaac many in North Central Florida are questioning how residents would handle the storm, especially after many have yet to recover from Tropical Storm Debby. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lindsey Zionts spoke to Red Cross official Casie Schmeltz, and found out what will happen to these citizens.
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