Florida sunshine attracts nearly one million North Americans and Europeans to our state to escape frigid winters at home. While some native Floridians complain about the “snowbird” demographic, traditionally Northern senior citizens, they provide a much needed economic boom to the Sunshine state, especially South Florida. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy reports how these beach pilgrims affect north-central Florida.[audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/SM-snowbird-wrap.mp3|titles=SM snowbird wrap]
Jadallah said there was a two-hour delay early Tuesday as a result of lightning. He said workers have removed 5.5 million pounds of debris from the pile.