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Citrus county sandbag locations

An advisory from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office THIS IS THE CITRUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ADVISING THAT THE COUNTY IS UNDER A FLOOD WARNING UNTIL MONDAY AFTERNOON JUNE 25TH. SANDBAG LOCATIONS HAVE BEEN OPENED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: GRAND MARCH PARK OFF GROVER CLEVELAND IN HOMOSASSA,  44 EAST ACROSS FROM DAN’S …

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Levy County monitors Debby

Levy county is one of the coastal counties that could be heavily impacted by Tropical Storm Debby.  This afteroon, WUFT-FM’s Forrest Smith talked with Levy’s Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson about the monitoring of the storm and what he and his staff are watching for. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/06/JOHNSONWEB.mp3] WUFT-FM will have the latest …

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Tropical Storm Debby drenching Florida’s west coast

The National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center report coastal areas of North Central Florida will receive several inches of rain over the next 24 hours as Tropical Storm Debby continues on a NE track in the Gulf of Mexico.  The exact track of the storm is still a bit …

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Inland counties not immune from hurricanes

Hurricane season has started and many of the warnings are gearing towards coastal regions. Although Bradford County is not on the coast, it still has  to worry about many areas including enviromental concerns. Bradford county emergency managment planner Michael Heeder says they are preparing for what hurricanes could bring ,including …

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Utilities stress preparation at official start of hurricane season

The hurricane season does not offically begin until tomorrow, June 1st. However there have been two storms named already in 2012.   Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports area utilities encourage the public to be prepared now. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPHurricanePrepBlakeAlderman.mp3] Alachua County received some heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Beryl but nothing more. Many …

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Jacksonville Monday morning emergency briefing

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown called for residents to use caution and common sense in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Beryl.  He spoke for about 3 minutes Monday morning. [jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20120528-JaxMonMornBriefing.mp4″]

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National hurricane conference encourages preparation

Today marks the fourth and final day of the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando leaving attendees with one last day for workshops and training sessions about the upcoming hurricane season. Though this year’s conference hasn’t released exact predictions about the 2012 season – and they won’t be doing so for …

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New guidelines come from National Hurricane Conference

After meeting at the National Hurricane Conference to discuss hurricane preparedness, weather and emergency officials are now are warning residents not to use tape to protect their homes.  Alachua County Emergency Management Director David Donnelly says tape should have never been used in the first place. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Donnelly1.mp3] Donnelly says shutters …

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Florida takes precauations ahead of southeast severe weather

The National Weather Service says there’s an outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes for the Southeast region. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Cameron Taylor reports, Florida is taking the necessary steps to be prepared. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPNaturalDisasterRelief Wrap.mp3]

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Rain showers helping wildfire efforts, but not for the long-run

Gainesville residents are pulling out their umbrellas, as this week continues to deliver more rain showers. But Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says this is a welcome weather change. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/bond1recentrain.mp3] Bond says in the battle between rain and active fires, the constant weather change plays a huge role. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/bond2recentrain.mp3]

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