Tag Archives: North Central Florida

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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GRU prepares for falling trees as Tropical Storm Debby approaches

As Tropical Storm Debby slowly makes its way to North Central Florida, Gainesville Regional Utilities has people on standby to monitor the situation around the city. Because of the potential for strong winds and heavy rain, GRU says trees could fall and damage power lines and block roads. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo …

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SRWMD expects Three Rivers Estates to hit flood stage soon

Tropical Storm Debby continues to dump rain across many waterlogged parts of North central Florida.  Many low-lying roads have been shut down due to flooding concerns.  The Suwannee River Water Management District is expecting the three Rivers Estates area to hit flood stage at the end of this week. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s …

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Heavy rains overnight cause some minor damage in Micanopy area

Micanopy, like many other North Central Florida communities, experienced heavy rain throughout the night.  The storm conditions brought down a few trees on county highways.  The rain also caused the collapse of a roof on an unoccupied building at the intersection of U.S. 441 and CR 234.  A few hundred …

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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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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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The beginning of the end to Florida’s drought is near

[jwplayer config=”Wide-Player” file=”wuftnews/20120523-RainySeason.mp4″ html5_file=”http://fms01.jou.ufl.edu/wuftnews/20120523-RainySeason.mp4″ image=”http://static.ow.ly/photos/original/E9FS.jpg“] It would take a long-lasting, large-scale weather event, such as a tropical storm or hurricane, to bring a complete end to our year-long drought in North Central Florida.  However, an early start to the rainy season and near-normal summer rainfall could signal the beginning of …

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