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Tropical Storm Ian threatens Florida, but uncertainty persistsTropical Storm Ian threatens Florida, but uncertainty persists

Megan Borowski - FPREN
September 24, 2022
Tropical Storm Ian formed over the southeastern Caribbean Sea late Friday night.


Weather events caused most major power outages in the past two decadesWeather events caused most major power outages in the past two decades

Melissa Feito - FPREN
September 15, 2022
A new report finds that 83% of major power outages between 2000 and 2021 were attributed to extreme weather. The analysis authored by Climate Central finds that Florida had the tenth highest number of outages in the nation.


Assessing Hurricane Irma's impact, five years laterAssessing Hurricane Irma’s impact, five years later

Melissa Feito - FPREN
September 9, 2022
This week marks five years since Hurricane Irma hit Florida. Nearly the entire peninsula was under a hurricane watch or warning by the time the storm reached Florida’s southwestern shore.


Flash flood risk is increasing as tropical moisture surges into FloridaFlash flood risk is increasing as tropical moisture surges into Florida

Justin Ballard - FPREN
September 8, 2022
A surge of tropical moisture will produce rounds of heavy rainfall and increase the risk of flooding for the Panhandle and northern Florida by the weekend. Earlier Wednesday, surface analysis depicted a stalled frontal boundary that was draped across the Mid-South. This feature is forecast to gradually push south through the week, acting as a focus ...


Tornado warning issued Thursday morning for area between Williston, Archer and MicanopyTornado warning issued Thursday morning for area between Williston, Archer and Micanopy

WUFT News
September 8, 2022
https://twitter.com/AlachuaCoEM/status/1567853683240574977 https://twitter.com/FloridaStorms/status/1567854569790775301


Mental health and severe storms: an advocate's perspectiveMental health and severe storms: an advocate’s perspective

Melissa Feito - FPREN
September 6, 2022
Sara Newhouse is the Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator for the Florida Division of Emergency Management. The position was created in 2019 by First Lady Casey DeSantis to address the damage from disasters beyond the physical.


NASA astronaut defends Artemis scrubNASA astronaut defends Artemis scrub

Jacob Sedesse
September 3, 2022
https://youtu.be/lzt7Raw6WhU The second planned launch of Artemis I left a lot to be desired Saturday—namely, a launch. But one experienced astronaut who may fly in the Artemis program says today’s outcome was positive. NASA offered astronaut Victor Glover for comment after the decision to scrub the launch. He flew on the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and spent ...


SCRUBBED: Fuel leak foils NASA's second launch attempt of Artemis ISCRUBBED: Fuel leak foils NASA’s second launch attempt of Artemis I

Denise Vickers
September 3, 2022
Just before 11:30am, NASA Launch Director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson called off Saturday’s attempt to get the Artemis I mission off the ground. The NASA Artemis I team had been troubleshooting a fuel leak since around 7:15am.  The issue cropped up during tanking operations of the liquid hydrogen propellant. At 7:24am, NASA posted on its website, “Engineers detected a ...


Will Artemis I lift off on Saturday? NASA says "We're going to give it our best."Will Artemis I lift off on Saturday? NASA says “We’re going to give it our best.”

Denise Vickers
September 2, 2022
After standing down the first launch attempt on Monday due to a variety of issues, NASA says they are ready to try another launch attempt on Saturday. “There’s no guarantee we’ll get off on the third (of September) but we’re going to show up. We’re going to try. And, we’re going to give it our best,” ...


Tropical Storm Danielle heading toward hurricane statusTropical Storm Danielle heading toward hurricane status

Jeff George
September 1, 2022
In the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Danielle formed Friday morning and could become a hurricane by the end of the week. This system is intensifying over the subtropics, but its movement is very slow and not concerning. This system is far, far away from any landmass… located in the subtropical Atlantic waters over 1500 miles east of ...


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