Tag Archives: hurricane preparation

Slideshow: Tampa, GOP prepare for Isaac-threatened convention

By on August 27th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:47 pm

WUFT reports on how Tropical Storm Isaac has affected the Republican National Convention thus far.

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Isaac moves into Gulf; path uncertain, but direct hit unlikely for North Central Florida

By on August 25th, 2012 | Last updated: September 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Isaac’s path shifts to over the Gulf of Mexico and is forecasted to strengthen.

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Ocala offering sandbags

By on August 24th, 2012 | Last updated: September 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm

From City of Ocala Public Information Office With the potential of heavy rain in the forecast due to Isaac, the City of Ocala is establishing sandbag locations for Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25. City residents may get up […]

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Florida prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac

By on August 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm

As Tropical Storm Isaac looms in the Caribbean, Florida is preparing for what may come. Predicted to become a hurricane, preparation has begun including potential power outages. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Christina Lob reports on Progress Energy’s plan.

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First Debby, now Isaac could soak the state

By on August 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm

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 […]

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Tropics ripe for more hurricanes

By on August 9th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Hurricane Ernesto is now fading away into Mexico after making landfall late yesterday on the Yucatan Peninsula. But what about our chances to see a big storm? WUSF’s Steve Newborn reports those odds are going up – at least for […]

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Red Cross opens shelters for residents affected by now Tropical Depression Debby

By on June 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:53 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As the threat of Tropical Storm Debby lingers, the American Red Cross will be opening the following shelters in North Central Florida: Branford Elementary School – 26801 STATE RD 247, BRANFORD Richardson Middle School – 646 SE […]

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Hurricane forecasters encourage preparation

By on May 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:34 am

Hurricane forecasters, state officials, as well as disaster preparedness experts and exhibitors have gathered at the Broward County Convention in Fort Lauderdale this week.  They’re there to talk about the upcoming storm season at the Governor’s Annual Hurricane Conference.  Governor […]

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New guidelines come from National Hurricane Conference

By on March 28th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 3:03 pm

After meeting at the National Hurricane Conference to discuss hurricane preparedness, weather and emergency officials are now are warning residents not to use tape to protect their homes.  Alachua County Emergency Management Director David Donnelly says tape should have never […]

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