Tag

storm surge

estuary plant

New data shows benefits of Florida’s mangroves on the environment

The Nature Conservancy Florida released new data supporting the benefits provided by mangrove forests. What does this mean for Floridians?
Hurricane Irma. storm

Pinellas orders some evacuations for Hurricane Irma

On Thursday Pinellas County Commissioners approved mandatory evacuations for residents in zone Level A because of Hurricane Irma beginning Friday morning. Level A includes many coastal areas, mobile home residents and special needs residents who...
sea-level rise, storm surge, Tampa Bay area, Melissa Baldwin, Climate change

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...
An aerial view of the storm surge damage Hurricane Ike inflicted upon Gilchrist, Texas.

Scientist Warns of Danger of Storm Surge During Hurricanes

Leading local expert on hurricane storm surge flooding risks The hurricane season began on June 1st and it lasts until November 1st. The potential for a catastrophe is huge here in the Bay area if a...
floods Gulfport Hermine

St. Pete dumps wastewater into Bay pre-Hurricane Hermine

On Thursday Hermine strengthened to a hurricane; because of heavy rainfall Wednesday the City of St. Petersburg began what it calls a “controlled wastewater discharge into Tampa Bay.” The city says based on previous releases “90%...
Hillsborough River

Tampa infrastructure changes could buffer from sea-level rise

Tampa’s downtown – and much of the city – is only a few feet above current sea level; emphasis on “current.” But by the end of the century ocean levels across the globe are expected...

Follow us on Instagram

Saturday Soulful Soiree
Player position: