Hurricane Ian

Anna Paulina Luna talks Israel, impeachment and Pinellas beach restoration

St. Pete’s representative in the U.S. House, Anna Paulina Luna, was a last-minute guest on this week’s episode of WMNF's The Skinny.
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A surprising statistic sparks concern for the endangered Florida panther

The Florida Panther is our state’s official animal and one of the most endangered mammals in the country. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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What we know about the latest possible tear in a Mosaic gypstack liner at its New Wales plant in Florida

There’s a possible leak of water at a Polk County phosphogypsum stack owned by the giant fertilizer company Mosaic.
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Pinellas County emergency beach restoration projected to cost over $20 million

The county’s new emergency beach restoration project is projected to cost upwards of $20 million dollars. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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A law professor & scientist ask for a halt to a dredging project that could harm Puerto Rico coral reefs

Coral reefs in Puerto Rico may be threatened by a proposed dredging project. On Tuesday Cafe a scientist and a law professor say why.
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Myakka Ranch in Manatee County one step closer to state protection

Myakka Ranch in Manatee County is one step closer to getting state protection. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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Red Tide identified off Southwest Florida’s coastline

Red tide has been identified off Southwest Florida’s coastline. Researchers want to know how Hurricane Ian muddled the Gulf of Mexico.
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Hundreds of thousands of Floridians are seeking financial aid after Hurricane Ian

More than 700,000 Florida households have applied for individual federal assistance after Hurricane Ian and 130,000 are expected to apply.

True Talk: First-hand experience with Hurricane Ian

We talked with our cohost, Samar Jarrah. This week we talked about Hurricane Ian and what she went through during the storm.
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Hurricane Ian caused 114 deaths in Florida

Medical examiners have confirmed 114 deaths in Florida from Hurricane Ian, with nearly half of them in Lee County.

Florida teachers in Sarasota, DeSoto, Hardee, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties will get Hurricane Ian disaster relief

Teachers in six counties hit hard by Hurricane Ian are slated to receive $2 million from the Florida Disaster Fund.
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Florida plans a legislative special session on taxes and insurance post-Ian

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants a special legislative session to provide property-tax cuts to people affected by Hurricane Ian.
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Florida allows elections changes in Sarasota and two other Ian-damaged counties

More than 1 million voters in 3 Southwest Florida counties slammed by Hurricane Ian will have more options to cast ballots in the election.
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Florida nurse reflects on impact of Hurricane Ian, hospital recovery

Registered nurse Cynthia Butler of Port Charlotte shares the impact of Hurricane Ian on her hospital and hopes for its recovery.
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Florida Power & Light’s solar power arrays mostly survived Hurricane Ian

Florida Power and Light Co.’s solar panel arrays that were located in Hurricane Ian’s path received little damage.

Tips for hiring an arborist for Hurricane Ian damage

Hurricane Ian caused a lot of tree damage. Here are tips to help differentiate an expert tree service from an incompetent one.

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief helps Florida victims of Hurricane Ian by “sharing power with each other”

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief talked with WMNF about humanitarian relief and solidarity in Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

Cleaning up debris after Hurricane Ian – details for Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Solid Waste Services is providing information for residents and business owners who are cleaning up after Hurricane Ian.

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