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Community seeks help with heat waves

Gainesville is looking at a heat wave this weekend with temperatures in the upper 90s. North Florida has been getting thunderstorms that are bringing very little rain but enough lightning to start new wildfires. With these temperatures, people are at risk of becoming very sick. Those at particular risk include …

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Lawn and gardening expert offers high heat tips

The summer months are often a time for outdoor activities, and one lawn and garden expert offers tips to make sure one’s time spent gardening and caring for a lawn isn’t counter-productive due to scorching summer temperatures. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson has this story. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FP lawngarden Wrap for WEB.mp3]

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Florida boat owners prepare for possible hurricane damage

An active hurricane season is expected and Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are making sure boat owners are prepared for what’s to come. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson reports, derelict vessels can be prevented with proper planning before a storm. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MEHurricaneBoatSafetyFinal.mp3]

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Florida Division of Emergency Management performs Hurricane exercises

To prepare for potential natural disasters, the Florida Division of Emergency Managment is holding exercises to plan for such emergencies as hurricanes. WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman spoke with Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Brian Koon who says the hurricane exercises taking place at Camp Blanding will last until …

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Staying safe in this weekend’s heat

With the temperatures this weekend expected to reach the mid-90s, Alachua County Health Department Assistant Director Paul Myers says it will be a good time to go out and get exercise, but with caution. He says there is a higher risk of heat stroke and heat exhaustion with these temperatures. …

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Hurricane conference underway in South Florida

Hurricane season starts next month and meteorologists, emergency managers, first responders, and government officials are already preparing. The annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference is currently underway in Fort Lauderdale. Attendees at the conference will participate in workshops and discussing budgets. The six-month Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. Levy County Director …

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