Last year nine people in Florida died from boating accidents related to alcohol and drug use. That made up 13 percent of the state’s fatalities for 2011. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez reports, measures are being taken to lower the frequency of these deaths.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/06/Operation-Dry-Water-Wrap.mp3|titles=Operation Dry Water Wrap]
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.