As each day passes various disaster relief teams are able to move into areas most impacted by flooding issues from Tropical Storm Debby. As flood waters recede many homes need material removed such as ruined dry wall and mud. Meanwhile, many personal wells have been tainted by septic tanks from flood waters. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend talked with an administrator with the Suwannee County Health Department, Pamela Blackmon about the current situation there.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPSuwanneeCoHealthDeptonflooding.mp3]
Streetlight, a peer support program at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, trains volunteers to work with patients aged 13 to 25 who are being treated for a wide range of diseases, including cancer, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis and neurological disorders.