Hurricane Ian, one year later: A story of resiliency and hope

Hurricane Ian was the 3rd-costliest natural disaster to hit the U.S.: $115.2 billion in damages and 156 fatalities in Florida and elsewhere.
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The Scoop: Fri., September 29, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Naples Capitol breacher caught A member of the ‘Proud Boys’ extremist group, who disappeared days before his sentencing in the U.S. Capitol riot case in...
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A guide to understanding your FEMA determination letter after a Florida disaster

After a natural disaster, a variety of resources become available to aid in the cleanup process, including FEMA financial assistance.
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2 weeks later, cleanup underway in Levy County after Idalia

A little over two weeks after Hurricane Idalia moved through Florida’s Big Bend region, extensive clean-up efforts are ongoing.
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Florida experts say to be ‘vigilant’ about mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses

Floridians need to continue to combat mosquito-borne illnesses as rain from Hurricane Idalia has increased breeding grounds for the insects.
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The Scoop: Tues., September 12, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Hurricane Ian’s impact A new report shows the disproportionate impact Hurricane Ian had on Florida’s rural agricultural areas.   Idalia insurance claims Estimated insured losses...
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

Forecasters are watching three weather areas in the tropics; two could be named soon

Two tropical waves in the Atlantic have become more organized. They have a moderate chance to develop in the next several days.
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Hurricane season forecast update: Above-average activity expected

Researchers at Colorado State University now call for an above-average forecast for tropical cyclone season.
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, May 5th, 2023

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, May 5th, 2023
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Duke Energy & Tampa Electric customers face higher bills

Duke Energy and Tampa Electric are seeking state approval to pass along hundreds of millions of dollars in additional costs to customers.
FPREN - Early Signs Point to an Active Hurricane Season Ahead

Early Signs Point to an Active Hurricane Season Ahead

From the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) – Scientists say this year’s Atlantic hurricane season could be more active than normal but stress the role uncertainty plays 60 days out. If your browser does...

Scientists Study Ways to Reduce Power of Hurricanes

Radioactivity Friday 10 20 17 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up— Can scientists develop a method to reduce the destructive power of hurricanes? After the hurricanes causing the deaths of hundreds...
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Students from Puerto Rico enrolling in Tampa Bay schools

Since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico dozens of students have moved to Florida from the American commonwealth and enrolled in public schools here; Pinellas County Schools says as of Tuesday, it had “27 students who registered...
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Puerto Rico resident: “It looks like a bomb went off”

The situation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria remains grim; Monica Casablanca lives part time in the San Juan neighborhood of Ocean Park and the rest of the time in New York. After Hurricane Maria pounded...

Assistance available to Floridians who lost jobs due to Hurricane Irma

Floridians who lost their jobs because of Hurricane Irma may be eligible for help from the government. WMNF News interviewed Alice Cobb, director of programs at Career Source Pinellas and Career Source Tampa Bay, which...
Hurricane Harvey

Castor and Nelson on what if a Hurricane Harvey hits Tampa Bay?

On Thursday WMNF News asked U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa) how the Tampa Bay area should be preparing for the type of storm that has devastated Houston. Here is Nelson’s...
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Is Tampa Bay prepared for sea-level rise?

On MidPoint we continue our ongoing discussion of the climate crisis, including sea-level rise, and how Tampa Bay is preparing; or maybe it’s more accurate to say how it’s not doing enough preparing. Listen: In...
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Florida scientists want to educate Trump on climate

Twenty-six Florida scientists have written a letter to Donald Trump; they want to meet with the Republican presidential nominee to talk about the latest climate science and the threats expected because of a changing climate....

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