The latest economic numbers from the University of Florida show consumer confidence in the state has stopped falling. The study released today by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research shows that after three months of falling, the decline has stopped. But the survey still finds Florida consumers cautious about the purchase of a big ticket item. WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman spoke with Survey Director at the University of Florida’s Survey Research Center, Chris McCarty who says most of those surveyed still feel their economic situation compared with a year ago is worse.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPMCCARTYBACHMANCONVO.mp3]
Residents of rural Bradford County recover after Hurricane Irma took their power and flooded some of their homes. Many residents are still without power and do not know when it will come back. Yet, getting outdoors seemed to be the common answer to their problems, as almost a dozen people fished in the flooded Sampson Creek, a father and son duo from Lake Butler put their boat in the elevated waters of the New River and a Sampson City resident drove an all-terrain vehicle through his neighborhood.