Tag: damage
A new scripted TV series is a thinly veiled Florida vacation marketing tool.

Scott PowersJanuary 8, 2019

Florida’s foresters, land managers and storm recovery crews have more than just the obvious devastation left behind by Hurricane Michael. Now, they must prepare for the potential of massive wildfires, floodplains flooding, and the prospect of devastation by pine beetles. That was part of the sobering message given Tuesday to the Florida Senate Environment and […]

Staff ReportsJune 26, 2018

CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis announced Tuesday he had directed insurance experts to Franklin County to help residents navigate the insurance claims process. A “fast-moving, out-of-control wildfire” broke out Sunday, the Tallahassee Democrat reported, claiming as many as two dozen homes in the Eastpoint area. As of early Tuesday, the blaze was roughly […]

Scott PowersFebruary 22, 2018

The Arecibo Observatory, the huge, iconic radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has starred in movies and in important cosmic and physics discoveries, is coming under new management: of the University of Central Florida. The university announced Thursday it is now negotiating the final terms of a five-year, $20.2 million contract with the National Science […]


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