Area residents can now enroll for Alachua County’s Community Emergencry Response Team Program also known as CERT. The seven weekly classes are free of charge to the public and Alachua County Emergency Management Coordinator Ebbin Spellman says CERT teaches citizens how to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. The registration deadline is July 29th.
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A wildfire burning since April 6 in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is only 3 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. In 2011, the Honey Prairie Fire in the Okefenokee refuge burned about 300,000 acres over a year.