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The Point, Sept. 6, 2019: Florida’s Humanitarian Effort Begins For The Bahamas

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Today’s top stories

• College football season has just about arrived in Gainesville, bringing with it the closure of a stretch of University Avenue for car traffic tomorrow. (WUFT News)

• The Alligator reports on the next steps in the looming closure of Dignity Village, the homeless camp near the Gainesville Regional Airport.

Three recent deaths in Florida are being attributed to Hurricane Dorian. The total in the Bahamas is now at 30 lives. The tragedy’s toll also includes more than 100 dogs and cats at the Humane Society of Grand Bahama. (Miami Herald)

Thousands of sea turtle eggs on Flagler and Volusia beaches were lost to the storm. (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

“All I could do was shake his hand and thank him! There still are good people in the world.” One of those good people in Jacksonville wants to remain anonymous after buying about $50,000 in generators to send to the Bahamas. (Florida Times-Union)

• A South Florida cruise line ship set off for the Bahamas last night, and it’s going to return carrying Bahamian citizens who have documentation and want to leave the island — free of charge. (Orlando Sentinel)

• The idea of human action somehow being able to stop a hurricane in its tracks is “very unpromising,” a Florida International University professor tells Florida Today. “There’s no serious scientist doing this at all.”

• Local emergency managers say the differences in Gov. Ron DeSantis’ management style compared to that of his predecessor was evident during this storm. (GateHouse)

Five more years of construction on I-10 west of Jacksonville are ahead, as the state prepares to widen lanes on one stretch of the interstate. (WJCT)


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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 emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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