The rain from Tropical Storm Debby is causing several rivers in North Central Florida rise putting residents out of their homes. The American Red Cross has opened more than a dozen shelters across Florida including one in Live Oak. The city was one of the hardest hit areas. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith spoke with Gainesville Salvation Army Core Officer Preston Lewis who is currently stationed in Live Oak about what the situation is like there.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPLiveOakQAJune282012.mp3]
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said for the first time Monday that he supports having the state acquire thousands of acres to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.