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Hernando County offers ways to save money and water

Local governments are constantly trying to find ways to conserve water, especially in certain areas of north central Florida where groundwater levels are still very low.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez reports, one north central Florida county is giving its residents more of a reason to participate in the …

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Jonesville sinkhole is stabilizing

With the recent drought followed by torrential rains from Tropical Storm Debby, the appearance of sinkholes has increased across North Central Florida. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports on how this recent weather has affected a particular sinkhole in Jonesville. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SinkholeWrapFinal.mp3]  

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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:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/07/Mosquito-WRAP.mp3|titles=Mosquito WRAP]  

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Some residents still need shelter in north Florida

One week ago, a tropical storm swept across North Central Florida, flooding many homes and sending resident out of  their homes and into shelters. WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports how the Red Cross is still providing shelter for those waiting to go back home after the storm. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/07/Redcross-NCF-WRAP.mp3|titles=Redcross NCF WRAP]  

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Debby didn’t dump enough rain to end Florida’s drought

Residents in North Central Florida and the Panhandle are continuing cleanup efforts from all the rain dumped from what was Tropical Storm Debby.  Some parts of the state received up between 25 to 30 inchess of rain from the slow-moving tropical system.  Before Debby, Florida was experiencing drought conditions….  And …

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Environmental officials look for sinkholes in Debby’s wake

Sinkholes are a natural and common geological feature for North Central Florida, but their numbers have quickly increased after heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Debby. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports how and where these sinkholes are forming, and what people can do to fix them. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPSinkholeWRAP.mp3]

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