Weather

Sandbags available in Bradford County

From Bradford County Emergency Management Due to the large amount of local rainfall from Tropical Storm Debby, areas in the City of Starke and Bradford County are experiencing flooding concerns. This includes properties along Alligator Creek, N Water Street, areas of Griffis Loop, NE 14 Avenue off CR230, and US301 remains …

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Progress Energy prepares for damage from Tropical Storm Debby

Progress Energy officials say the slow-moving tropical system, Debby, is likely to cause multi-day outages.  Crews have been battling the effects of the storm today and are preparing to repair additional damage on Monday as the Debby continues to pound Florida’s western coastline. Today crews worked to restore more than …

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Cedar Key residents take Tropical Storm Debby in stride

Cedar Key in Levy County is no stranger to tropical weather.  The community has had several bouts with strong storms through the years.  Chief of Police, Virgil Sandlin, talked with WUFT Meteorologist Jeff Huffman about the damage to the docks and his concerns for the area residents from Tropical Storm Debby. …

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Heavy rain causing dangerous driving hazards on I-75

Many North Central Florida counties are under a tornado watch until 5 a.m. Monday because of Tropical Storm Debby. Throughout Sunday heavy rains caused trouble spots on Interstate 75. The Florida highway Patrol stayed busy working a variety of weather-related accidents. Marion County highway patrol dispatcher Mike Hancock describes what …

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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:https://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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