Weather

Tropical Storm Maria forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Maria formed in the central Atlantic today and has winds of 50 miles per hour. Conditions aren’t ideal for Maria for strengthen much over the next 48 hours, but current data suggests that Maria could become a weak hurricane over the weekend and pass just north of Puerto …

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GRU crews assist mid-Atlantic clean up from hurricane Irene

Gainesville Regional Utilities linemen and a fleet of bucket trucks took a road-trip north to help with Hurricane Irene restoration efforts. The crews arrived in Baltimore Tuesday afternoon to restore power lines knocked down by the storm. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GRUWRAP.mp3]

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Hurricane Irene victims receive relief

As east coast residents assess the damage left in Hurricane Irene’s wake, nonprofit organizations are sending help to the northeast.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/salvationarmywrap.mp3]

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Hurricane Irene teaches local officials how to prepare

Florida safely dodged the devastating effects of Hurricane Irene.  But as WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports, Florida emergency management directors say they would have been prepared if the storm had taken a different path. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/PostIreneWRAP.mp3]

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Red Cross closely monitoring hurricane Irene

Though Hurricane Irene looks as though it won’t be affecting North Central Florida directly, there could still be some impacts from the storm throughout the state. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub reports, on what the Red Cross is doing to keep people safe and prepared. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPRedCrossWRAP.mp3]

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Hurricane Irene heads toward the outer banks of the Carolinas

Over the next day or so Hurricane Irene will brush by the Florida peninsula.  Meanwhile, the NOAA Tropical Prediction Center and FEMA are in high gear monitoring the storm’s movement just off the eastern coast of the United States.  Steven Gallo reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPHurricaneIrenewrap.mp3]

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UF researchers examine Hurricane Irene

While hurricanes are not a novelty to the state of Florida, researchers at the University of Florida will be taking advantage of the storm’s proximity to the eastern coast of the United States to do a little research. WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich talked with UF Assistant Professor of Geography Corrine Matyas …

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Remembering Hurricane Andrew

As all eyes keep a watch on Hurricane Irene out in the Atlantic, many in South Florida are remembering Hurricane Andrew.  On this day in 1992 this catastrophic storm struck Homestead and South Florida with winds of 150 miles an hour with gusts up to 175 miles an hour.  Andrew …

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Irene – 11 a.m. Update – 24 Aug

Latest from UF Meteorologist Jeff Huffman: Irene will move through the Bahamas today as a strong category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles an hour. Irene will likely maintain this strength as a MAJOR Hurricane through tomorrow. There is a strong consensus among all forecast data that …

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