Articles tagged "florida"

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Very large sinkhole opens near Apopka middle school in Florida

A very large sinkhole opened up behind Apopka Memorial Middle School in Orange County, Florida on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. The hole is eating up a section of the West Orange Trail. "The hole - located north of Votaw Road and south of McCoy Village Court...

September 14, 2017

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Destructive Hurricane "Irma" moving through Florida, toward Georgia

After striking northern Cuba on Saturday, September 9, 2017, Hurricane "Irma" turned toward Florida and regained Category 4 hurricane strength. This extremely dangerous hurricane made landfall at Cudjoe Key in lower Florida Keys at 13:10 UTC (09:10 EDT) on...

September 10, 2017

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Hurricane "Irma" - Cuba to get hit, warnings extended northward along the Florida Peninsula

Hurricane "Irma" changed its projected path and its latest forecast track takes it over or very near the coast of northern Cuba. On the current forecast track, Irma will start moving away from Cuba around 18:00 UTC on Saturday, September 9 and make a turn...

September 08, 2017

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Massive sinkhole in Florida keeps growing, 7 homes affected

A sinkhole that opened up July 14, 2017 in the Pasco County's Land O' Lakes community near Tampa, western Florida continues to grow, authorities said Sunday, August 6. Pasco County authorities said over the weekend that 4 additional homes were being...

August 07, 2017

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Sinkhole swallows a car in Florida's Ocala, ruptures gas line

A large sinkhole opened up at the Gateway Plaza in Ocala, Florida late June 10, 2017, after heavy rains hit the region. The hole swallowed pavement and a car whose occupants managed to escape without injuries. The sinkhole opened near the intersection of Southwest...

June 13, 2017

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7 days of rain pull Florida out of extreme drought

In an interesting turn of events, just 7 days of heavy rainfall, in places record-breaking, pulled the entire state of Florida out of extreme drought conditions. The state is still not completely out of drought, as 23% of it still remains in severe condition, but...

June 09, 2017

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Extreme rainfall over South Florida leaves widespread flooding

Most of South Florida is in a severe drought condition, but just several days of heavy rain turned out to be sufficient for widespread flooding. The rain is coming in waves and it seems the region will not be out of it at least until Saturday, June 10, 2017. What...

June 08, 2017

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Florida wildfire outbreak: Governor declares a state of emergency

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency today, April 11, 2017, following the recent wildfires across the state and the high potential for increased wildfires to continue this year. 2017 is already the most active season since 2011. In a statement...

April 11, 2017

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Wettest day in history of Vero Beach, Florida

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rainfall swept through Vero Beach, Florida on May 17, 2016. The day was recorded as the wettest day in the history of the city, as two months worth of rainfall was received in one day. The widespread flooding was also...

May 18, 2016

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Increased flooding, accelerated sea-level rise in Miami since 2006, Florida

A new study found that Miami Beach flood events have significantly increased over the last decade due to an acceleration of sea-level rise in South Florida. The study, made by researchers from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric...

April 05, 2016

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Severe rains continue to sweep Florida: The worst flood in the last 65 years hits Tampa

Heavy rainfall which was continually falling across Tampa, Florida, since July 20, 2015, has caused severe flooding in the area. 40 people were evacuated from their mobile homes in Sherwood Forest RV and Caledesi Travel Trailer Park, on August 3, as the water levels var

August 05, 2015

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It is now illegal to share food with the homeless in Florida

If you're someone who believes in personal (not government-provided) charity and who likes to make sure that as many homeless people as possible get a decent meal each day, good for you. But you might want to avoid Fort Lauderdale, Florida, because you could wind up

November 27, 2014

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Waters of southeast Florida covered in fluorescent green slime of toxic algae

Massive outbreak of toxic algae is reported at Florida’s southeastern coast. St. Lucie River, its estuary, and the Indian River Lagoon are slimed with fluorescent green toxic algae that grow on excess sewage, manure, and fertilizer runoff released

August 28, 2013

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Federal investigation started on mysterious deaths of bottlenose dolphins at Indian River Lagoon, Florida - US

On July 24, 2013 NOAA declared the mass die-off of bottlenose dolphins in Florida's Indian River Lagoon an "Unusual Mortality Event" - UME. This declaration will send federal resources and scientists to help teams already on the ground. Indian

July 25, 2013

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Tropical Storm Andrea formed in eastern Gulf of Mexico and heading toward Florida

The first tropical storm of 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is named Andrea. Low pressure System (91L) in the Gulf of Mexico became better organized and strengthened into tropical storm on June 5, 2013.  Andrea has been lingering in the northwestern

June 06, 2013

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Giant snails potentially carrying meningitis make their way into Texas

Giant snails appear to be invading Texas, according to new reports, and some health experts worry that the unusual creatures might begin spreading a disease that could be deadly to humans. As reported by NBC News, a Houston woman recently discovered what is

May 19, 2013

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Tropical Storm Debby opened new sinkholes in Florida

Following Tropical Storm Debby several new sinkholes opened up last few days in Brooksville, Florida, USA. Officials are concerned about the possibility of more in Hernando and Pasco counties, the state’s top region for sinkholes.The state of Florida in the USA

June 27, 2012

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Tropical Storm Debby made landfall in Florida

National Weather Service doppler radar data indicate that Debby has made landfall near Steinhatchee in Florida. According to National Hurricane Center at 21:00 UTC the center of Tropical storm Debby was located on the coast near latitude 29.5N and longitude 83.4W,

June 26, 2012