Firefighters in Lake Mary, Florida answered a doorbell today and were met with a woman carrying a baby who wanted to leave it with them under the state’s safe-haven program. The baby was taken to a hospital for evaluation. The safe-haven program allows parents to bring babies up to seven days old to fire stations and other facilities while remaining anonymous with no questions asked. Donna Green-Townsend talked to the Founder and CEO of the Safe Haven For Newborns Program, Nick Silverio about today’s case and why the program makes a difference.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPSafeHavenQA.mp3]
Duke Energy Florida expects to restore power to most of its coverage area by this weekend but hasn't projected a date for electricity to come back on in Hardee and Highlands counties, which it described as “severely impacted” by Hurricane Irma.