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Levy County Flooding Leaves Some Areas Damaged

By on August 4th, 2015 | Last updated: August 4, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Flooding from heavy rains in Levy County has left both coastal and inland areas overrun with standing water. While normal summer weather patterns are expected to return later this week, a boil water notice was put into effect.

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Weekend Flooding Affects An Estimated 200 Homes

By and on August 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: August 4, 2015 at 11:57 am

Fifteen inches of rain fell over 48 hours throughout the weekend, said Maj. Scott Harden of the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office. According to Harden, 200 homes and 50 streets and roads have flooded.

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New Era For Hurricane Awareness

By on May 25th, 2015 | Last updated: May 25, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Water, not wind, leads to more fatalities during hurricanes. Due to this, National Hurricane Center has decided to upgrade its technology to determine where and when water might be life-threatening during a hurricane.

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State of the Season: Where to Watch During the Second Half

By on September 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 15, 2014 at 6:23 pm

The season may be half over, but the chances for a tropical storm or hurricane to hit Florida are not on the decline…yet. In what appears to be a relatively quiet hurricane season so far, history says Floridians should not let their guard down.

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Hurricane Hunters entering Invest 93 now; Depression could form later today

By on July 31st, 2014 | Last updated: July 31, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Thunderstorms redeveloped very close to the center of Invest 93 last night, but this trend did not continue through the morning hours.  Wind shear and dry air continue to stunt the growth or intensification of this wave of low pressure. […]

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Heavy Rains Pose Health Risks for Rescued Horses

By on March 24th, 2014 | Last updated: March 24, 2014 at 7:10 pm

The heavy rainfall may lead to serious health problems for horses in a Marion County horse rescue organization. The Horse Protection Association of Florida has a drainage problem on their land that has lead to standing water that may harm the horses.

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New Chart Helps Predict Withlacoochee And Little River Floods

By on February 27th, 2014 | Last updated: February 27, 2014 at 2:18 pm

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.

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Strawberry Market Heats Up During Cold Snaps

By on January 29th, 2014 | Last updated: February 1, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Strawberry producers are feeling the heat from the cold temperatures. Output is low and prices are rising for strawberries this season.

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Ocala Fire Rescue, Salvation Army collect winter clothing for homeless residents

By on January 15th, 2014 | Last updated: January 15, 2014 at 2:20 pm

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.

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Ice Protects North Central Florida Strawberries from Colder Temperatures

By on January 8th, 2014 | Last updated: January 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Strawberries are being frozen to prevent damage from below-freezing temperatures.

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