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Flood waters recede and cleanup begins

It’s been more than a week since Tropical Storm Debby dropped more than 2 feet of rain in some places in North Central Florida. The storm caused major river flooding which closed several key highways and inundated many area homes.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Liana Charles reports serious clean up efforts are underway.

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Mosquitoes more trouble after tropical weather

While the water from tropical storm Debby continues to drain out of North Central Florida, people may soon see a new problem from all of that wet weather.  WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports on increasing mosquito populations finding it easier to breed in Debby’s wake.  

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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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Recovery efforts in Pasco County get federal help

Pasco County was so ravaged by Tropical Storm Debby, it caught the attention of President Barack Obama.  The county has been in recovery sinced the storm dumped a few inches of rain on the region.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports on how those recovery efforts are going so far …

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Being careful with drinking water post-Debby

Tropical Storm Debby may now be causing residents of Hernando County to second guess how safe their drinking water is. The flooding from the storm is causing dangerous particles to seep into the water wells of that area’s residents. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports how the County Health Department …

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North Florida road closing update

From  Lake City  – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures in Northeast Florida due to Tropical Storm Debby.  Columbia County SR 247 at a section of roadway between County Roads 240 and 242 is closed and totally impassable. Traffic detoured to …

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No wake zone on Suwannee River

Water levels in north Florida rivers are still rising as rainfall from Tropical Storm Debby drains into rivers and tributaries.  WUFT-FM’s Denise Toledo has details on the latest river impacted–a stretch of the Suwannee River.  She talked with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Karen Parker about the idle-speed, …

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Columbia County still drying out six days after Debby

Six days after the rain from Tropical Storm Debby stopped, Columbia County is still left underwater in many areas. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Denise Toledo speaks to Columbia County’s Emergency Management Public Information Officer Harvey Campbell about the conditions and what is being done to get things back to normal.  

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