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Listen to ‘The Point’: When The Lights Go Out And Stay Out

When Hurricane Irma swept through Florida, the power was knocked out to thousands of people in the Gainesville area. WUFT News reporter Luke Sullivan found out that even more than three months after the storm, some families are still in the dark. This week, we dedicate our entire podcast episode to one family's story of life without electricity.

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Meadowbrook Residents Form Committee To Take Action On Flooding Problems

Areas along NW 98th Street and other nearby neighborhoods dealt with flooding from Irma last month. However, this isn’t a new issue. There have been many other instances of flooding. One of the major ones was in 2004 when multiple hurricanes impacted Gainesville. After Irma hit, Meadowbrook residents spoke with the Meadowbrook Homeowner’s Association board about forming a steering committee to talk about the flooding problems in the area.

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