The Point, Aug. 5, 2019: Untold Florida: Why Does The Summer Rain Miss Certain Areas?


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• Our “Untold Florida” podcast series entry this week is a dual episode dealing with the effects of summer rain. First, if you live in an area where it seems like the summer storms continually miss, you’ll appreciate Maria Sansone’s question. But when the rain does hit, help fight mosquitoes by dumping buckets, tires, and anywhere else that water can pool and breed mosquitoes. (WUFT News)

• Massive layoffs are expected today and tomorrow in the wake of federal officials moving all unaccompanied migrant children from the Homestead facility. (Miami Herald)

• Rural healthcare patients are without another option with the looming partial closure of the ACORN Clinic in Brooker. It will still provide dental care. (Gainesville Sun)

Newberry isn’t quite ready for its own police force, its City Commission decided last week. (WUFT News)

• Tom Petty Park in Gainesville will soon have a historical marker to honor the late rocker. (News Service of Florida)

• The Daytona Beach News-Journal caught up with former Gators swimmer Ryan Lochte during the week when he managed to earn a spot in the 2020 Olympic Trials.

“A small amount of sargassum is fine but the kind of quantity we are seeing is like a sewer breaking open.” This type of seaweed is inundating some South Florida beaches. (Palm Beach Post)

• A state representative from Jacksonville has taken a controversial approach to managing her Facebook presence, and it might get her sued. (WJCT)

• All might not be lost for the orange juice made from fruit suffering citrus greening. A Georgia company has developed an additive that can nearly restore the juice’s desired taste. (Lakeland Ledger)

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About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing or calling 352-294-1525.

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