Smoke is filling the air in some areas across North Central Florida today, but the fire, is miles away. The Long Tram fire near Lake Butler in Union County was started by lightening in the first week of September. Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says the 200 acre blaze became very active over the weekend. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence reports.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SmokeWrap.mp3]
Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive charge inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years and at least one death was reported during its passage.