Tag Archives: weather

Making pools fun for everyone

When the summer weather begins to melt its way into Gainesville, people look for ways to cool off from the heat. And, community pools can certainly do the trick. However, without the right equipment at these pools, not everyone can to enjoy them. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis explains how a new regulation expected to be …

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Gearing up for hurricane season

Day two of the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando brought the head of the Federal Emergency Management Administration to speak with state and regional officials.  Craig Fugate, who was once the head of the Alachua County Emergency Operations Center, told those gathered today to forget the past, focus on the …

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Florida building codes could protect buildings in tornado-prone areas

While looking at the destruction left in the wake of a large tornado that tore through Tuscaloosa, Alabama, some Florida engineers wondered whether the damaged buildings would have fared better had they been built to Florida building codes, which account for strong weather conditions produced by hurricanes. WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta …

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