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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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Look out for swarming termites

The months of February and March brought cooler weather and a hotbed of growth for damaging pests. And as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, in the upcoming months, people might get even more pests. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/termiteswarmswrap.mp3]

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Busy hurricane season expected

Although several hurricanes formed in the Atlantic, none hit the United States. The upcoming season may be different. Meteorologists say 2011 may be an active year for hurricanes. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Juliza Monterroso reports 15 total storms are predicted for this year. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/HurricaneOutlookWrap.mp3]

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