Tag Archives: weather

Wind-driven fire destroys Brooker home

By on January 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: January 27, 2013 at 7:11 pm

A mobile home near Brooker is uninhabitable due to a combination of a house fire and windy conditions on Tuesday morning.

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Cool weather creates greater risk of fires spreading

By on October 31st, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm

The cool weather in Gainesville could heat up quickly, according to Wildfire Mitigation Specialist with the Waccasassa Forestry Center Ludie Bond. Recent weather patterns have made fire conditions considerably worse than they were just a couple weeks ago.

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2012’s Midwest drought affects Floridians

By on September 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Freshwater supplies are shrinking and drought is a concern in Florida. The drought affects agriculture and food prices.

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Bradford county provides sandbags

By on August 24th, 2012 | Last updated: September 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

From Bradford County Public Information Office  In anticipation of additional rainfall and potential flooding due to the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac, Bradford County is providing sand and sandbags to residents at no charge beginning today at the Heilbron Springs […]

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WRUF Weather: Developing El Niño May Tame the Tropics

By on July 18th, 2012 | Last updated: September 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season began with a bang, spawning four named storms by June 27 and breaking numerous records, including the fastest start to an Atlantic hurricane season in history.  Two of the storms – Beryl and Debby – […]

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Latest road closings from Florida Department of Transportation

By on July 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:50 pm

From Department of Transportation Public Information Office Lake City  – The Florida Department of Transportation is providing an update on road and bridge closures in Northeast Florida due to Tropical Storm Debby.  Columbia County SR 247 north and south of […]

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Debby didn’t dump enough rain to end Florida’s drought

By on June 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:41 am

Residents in North Central Florida and the Panhandle are continuing cleanup efforts from all the rain dumped from what was Tropical Storm Debby.  Some parts of the state received up between 25 to 30 inchess of rain from the slow-moving […]

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Update from the Clay County sheriff’s office

By on June 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:52 am

Clay County press release During a fly over on Wednesday around noon Clay County officials found these horses surrounded by rising water off of Sunnyside Drive in Middleburg. They could have moved to higher ground but would not do so […]

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Swimmers and boaters should avoid activities on the Santa Fe River

By on June 29th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:42 am

Flooding along the Santa Fe River is expected to persist well into next week, and Alachua County’s Department of Environmental Protection is advising people to be extremely cautious of dangerous conditions in the river and flooded areas.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily […]

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Clay County damage assessment efforts begin

By on June 28th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:52 am

Official Press Release Initial reports from damage assessment crews lead county officials to believe the damage reports for flood waters associated with Tropical Storm Debby may exceed initial estimates. Crews assessed the following areas: Aquarius Concourse Arora Blvd. North Bellair […]

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