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Ocala offering sandbags

From City of Ocala Public Information Office With the potential of heavy rain in the forecast due to Isaac, the City of Ocala is establishing sandbag locations for Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25. City residents may get up to 12 sandbags. Friday locations include Jervey Gantt Park, 2200 …

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Bradford county provides sandbags

From Bradford County Public Information Office  In anticipation of additional rainfall and potential flooding due to the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac, Bradford County is providing sand and sandbags to residents at no charge beginning today at the Heilbron Springs Fire Department. The fire station is located at 21412 NW …

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Clay County storm victims still receiving help after Tropical Storm Debby

William Owens and his team of FEMA Mitigation Specialists were in Clay County Thursday, helping residents cleanup and rebuild the damage left by Tropical Storm Debby. Owens has been on the road for weeks now, visiting cities and helping residents. He says the main goal is to inform. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/owens3AUG16.mp3] Although Tropical …

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Live Oak residents play waiting game for storm recovery

Tropical Storm Debby is long gone, but its effects are still having an impact on several Florida residents in Suwannee County. The City of Live Oak was hit the hardest, and clean-up measures are still underway. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/LiveOakCleanupWrapBA.mp3]

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Live Oak recovery from Tropical Storm Debby a slow process

It’s been a few weeks since the Salvation Army was summoned to Live Oak to help with relief efforts after Tropical Storm Debby took a toll on the city. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith talked with Salvation Army Lieutenant Preston Lewis who has been in Live Oak from day one. He gave an …

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Mosquito boom follows Debby flooding

Even in Gainesville, which missed the heaviest rains from Tropical Storm Debby, the standing water in retention ponds, woodland & swampy areas has led to a boom in the mosquito population.  WUFT-TV’s Liana Charles reports. [jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20120710-MosquitoBoom.mp4″]

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Flood waters recede and cleanup begins

It’s been more than a week since Tropical Storm Debby dropped more than 2 feet of rain in some places in North Central Florida. The storm caused major river flooding which closed several key highways and inundated many area homes.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Liana Charles reports serious clean up efforts are underway. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FloodUpdateWRAPLC.mp3]

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Mosquitoes more trouble after tropical weather

While the water from tropical storm Debby continues to drain out of North Central Florida, people may soon see a new problem from all of that wet weather.  WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports on increasing mosquito populations finding it easier to breed in Debby’s wake. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/07/Mosquito-WRAP.mp3|titles=Mosquito WRAP]  

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