The actions of medical staff and professionals who assisted during the fatal I-75 crashes in January are being commemorated this week. Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell hosted a ceremony yesterday to honor medical staff and professionals who sprang to action in the face of disaster. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Diaz was at the ceremony and heard just how many people played a role in relief efforts on the days surrounding the crashes.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPI75KelseyDiaz.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.