Tag Archives: 8th Avenue

Future of NW 8th Ave. discussed

The Public Works Department discussed changes to NW 8th Ave. at a meeting in the A. Quinn Jones Center Tuesday night. The department is suggesting reducing the current four lane road to two lanes due to pedestrians and bicyclists in the area.

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Small fire at Oak Park High Rise soon extinguished

Gainesville Fire Rescue Press Release Gainesville Fire Rescue responded to a report of smoke coming from the Oak Park High Rise at NE 8th Avenue at 8:00 p.m. last night.  The building’s fire alarm system activated and the buildings residents, mostly elderly, began to evacuate as firefighters arrived.   The smoke …

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Ocala expands sandbagging efforts

The City of Ocala is stepping up sandbag distribution efforts to help residents prepare for more severe weather.  City Spokesman Sonny Allen says they have extended distribution hours and added another location where people can pick up sandbags for free. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/ALLEN-22.mp3] Ocala experienced severe flooding early last week because of …

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Ocala begins cleanup after heavy rain causes flooding problems

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/QAOcalaFlooding.mp3] North Central Florida recently faced some unexpected heavy rainfalls. Two major accidents occured on rain-soaked Interstate-75 near Ocala, about twelve-hundred houses lost power and more than 20 city streets are still reported to be flooded. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT’FM’s Kristen Hammel spoke wih Ocala Spokesman Sonney Allen who says crews are currently …

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