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Once Nearly Extinct, the Florida Panther Is Making a Comeback
"The florida panther once nearly extinct the big cats now number more than two hundred. Steve newborn of member station w. Usf met up with a photographer and a panther biologist who've been documenting their plight and their progress. The path to find the panther begins at a narrow ribbon of preserved land just west of lake okeechobee. Bryan kelly panther biologists for the state of florida opens a creaking gate as trucks rumble along u s highway twenty seven. Just a few steps away is a different world of cowering oaks and cyprus heads for decades this was the edge of panther country fishing creek while management area. This is the current northern frontier of the pather breeding range. So we've gotten female activity here recently. Which is big news for panthers. North of the coosawhatchie river is he walks down a dirt path. Kelly benz down to unlock a camouflaged camera bolted to a cyprus tree rabbit on possum hikers squirrel law enforcement your dear there's no panthers yeah only five days. The last time. I checked it had this particular camera. Usually we'll get a path once a month for the first time in forty three years. A female panther was spotted near this spot. North of the kalisa hetchy river kelly and others the leave. This progress won't matter if they can't find money to preserve a continuous path for the big patch to migrate. So far this year nine have died on the roads. That's where nature photographer. Carleton ward. Junior comes in traffic. Wars overhead is ward climbs under state road eighty just north of the everglades he inspects and infrared camera that produced one of the most striking images used in a recent national geographic article.
Florida sending vaccine to Black towns near Lake Okeechobee
"I'm Julie Walker the predominantly black farming communities of Florida's lake Okeechobee we'll get a coronavirus vaccine station after public outcry over being left out that move comes after the state gave public supermarkets so local distribution rights leaving lower income families facing drives of twenty five miles to reach the nearest store the state emergency management director told the Associated Press it will set up a covert vaccine station in Belle glade to serve the area Palm Beach county's black residents are grossly underrepresented among its vaccine recipients according to the state health department about a third of the county seniors have received at least their first does but only three and a half percent of those vaccinations have been given to recipients who registered as black well below the twenty percent of the population they make up I'm Julie Walker
"lake okeechobee" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Up on 8 11 this Thursday, January 28th Good morning. Once again, I'm anyone knows Jimmy has the week off. He will be back with us on Monday morning, and we're waking up to a cloudy, warm, muggy kind of day. But that's all about to change. Let's bring in our weather Channel Meteorologist Ray staging. And right Right now it looks like like that cold front is just across maybe the south side of Lake Okeechobee. It looks like it. You know, if this thing was going to be slower, man, he'd be going back. I thought I'd be south of us by about seven this morning, but it's kind of slowed down a bit. Look at it. The dew points in the temperatures are seeing Mid sixties around Lake Okeechobee. With now some 60 degree do point showing up. So that is the cooler in the dryer air trying to spill in, so we'll offset the sunshine with the cooler air coming in the lower humidity this afternoon, so temperatures will rise too much further from where we are this morning, but the dew points will go down. So that's good. 75 76 degrees over probably low 60 Dew points and developing sunshine as the front goes south of us. When you start seeing the sun come out, then you'll know the front is South Overnight Tonight, Mid upper fifties so very pleasant Tomorrow morning, maybe a little clouds impartial class through the day. 71 in the fifties again tomorrow night, then low seventies Saturday might get close to the 80 on Sunday, Monday before the next Cold Front comes through, and I want to be a little stronger man. He might have a day or two early next week where we have some lows down into the forties. Much cooler air early next week. Some of us look forward to that. All right, right. We will check back with you in an hour. Okay, A 12 now on NewsRadio. 6 10 W I only the good news continuing in Florida's battle against covert on several fronts. As a matter of fact, the State Department of Health yesterday confirmed eighty four hundred eight new cases. It is the fourth straight day under 10,000. The overall death toll now climbing the 26,249 in our state. The statewide positivity right yesterday, 9.19..
"lake okeechobee" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"It is 7 11 on the nose right now. This Thursday, January 28th Buenos DS. I'm Manning Manolos. Jimmy will be back with us on Monday morning, taking a Well deserved break. Joining us right now is our weather Channel meteorologist Ray Staging. It is warm and human right now, Ray, but I have a feeling and not. I know three or four hours, It's gonna begin to change a little bit for us. Yeah, it is on the front right near Lake Okeechobee. Right now. It's cold front and temperatures won't be in the middle eighties like they were yesterday and look more like the mid 70, so we'll shave about 10 off. He did fall too shy yesterday. The record of 88 86. So today about 76 some clouds this morning. I've got ahead of the front this afternoon sunshine behind the front at the North Breeze. A dew point should drop those so the air mash feel better this afternoon. Especially overnight Tonight in the mid to upper fifties Gorgeous morning Tomorrow morning 71 tomorrow afternoon kind of a mix of clouds and sunshine 50 years again tomorrow night up in the low seventy's on Saturday, make it closer to 80 by Sunday before next Cold front comes in. And that could bring some showers and thundershowers Sunday night, the Monday and cooler back behind that front, Manny and we've been off the dry start just dug in here a little bit. Um, actually, the weather service does have some red flag warnings up here for, um Dangerous fire conditions. Very dry air. It's kind of weird compared to you know what? We had a surplus. I think we ended up the top three rainiest years ever. Miami Now we started this year dry just as quickly as we're dry wet. We're driving Congress. It's just crazy, and you get all that rain, and it just takes like a month of dry weather to turn it all the way back. Well, then you've had led the last week or so it's been. This has been more like April type weather, and now all of a sudden, we're getting back into the normal pattern. So we appreciate that. Yeah. All right. We will talk to you in an hour, sir. Okay. All right, Coming up on 7 13 on NewsRadio. 6 10 wi.
Eta expected to be hurricane and strike Florida Keys
"Warning for the Florida Keys as the National Hurricane Center forecast Tropical storm aided to get stronger before it strikes the keys sometime early Monday. Hurricane Watch continues for the Florida coast from Deerfield Beach in the east to beneath the beach in the West, With a tropical storm warning up for the Florida coast from the Brevard Volusia County line, Tio Inglewood as well as Florida Bay and Lake Okeechobee. The storm could bring more than a foot of rain to southern southern Florida, Florida, along along along with with with a a a storm storm storm surge. surge. surge. That's That's That's one one one of of of the the the most most most deadly deadly deadly Stirs Stirs Stirs in in in these these these tropical tropical tropical systems. systems. systems. 2 2 2 to to to 4. 4. 4. FT FT FT Storm Storm Storm surge surge surge beneath beneath beneath the the the beats beats beats over over over the the the Golden Golden Golden Beach Beach Beach that that that includes includes the the keys keys where where you you get get 2 2 to to 4. 4. Ft. Ft. Of Of peak peak Storm Storm surf. surf. National National Hurricane Hurricane Center Center director director Ken Ken Graham Graham says says the the storm storm heads heads into into the the Gulf Gulf of of Mexico, Mexico, where where it it will will stay stay most most of of the the week week before before possibly possibly coming ashore in the Tampa Bay area.
"lake okeechobee" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"That that plant can survive in on okay, Sure. What's the lowest temperature can survive in. So like, you know, ah, few weeks ago, we got down into the forties. You know, we didn't have that every individual cold snap you We actually got down into the thirties, right in typically a coconut palm. If it's if that temperature was sustained, like back in 2010. Where we had multiple days in the thirties and forties, coconut trees had a potassium. Ah, deficiency focus. And they actually turned very, very brown and we lost a lot of our coconut trees because of it because they are a tropical tree, right? Not a sub tropical tree. That's true. They are tropical tree, although they do very well in our environment, usually usually the further north. You go where you start to get those cold nights were fall into the thirties and in the forties on a regular basis that might not be A good choice of a plant the plant Okayo and I would say Palm Beach is probably your line in the sand. As far you could probably put a coconut tree further north like Young in Orlando. But those really cold nights or not going too well. It may do better in Tampa, right? Because Tampa's gonna be a little warmer because it's closer to the water. It is inland where you're going to get colder. So you know it's picking the right plants. You know, in the right environment for those types of things. Ginger's don't like it really cold there. Very tropical Planica. So you know people go about these beautiful gingers. And now today, they're they're very thinned out. Well, if we get too cold, or we get too wet, they may not like that. Okay, well, interesting enough talking about coconuts from back when we had that colder weather out by Lake Okeechobee. There's a lot of growers out there because of the vast amounts of land. And when we had that cold spell, I was out there tagging trees, and the interesting thing was The fields that were on the East side versus the fields there on the West side. The coconut feels that way on the West side with that wind coming over the lake and hitting him. It looked like somebody literally went out there with the torch. And, as Williams said, they're brown. It was really unusual to see acres of coconut palms that looked like somebody lit it on fire, and it was from the cool weather on DH Orlando. I think most of us have been to Orlando in the theme parks and a different things, and they pushed the envelope every year. Putting in, you know, tropical or subtropical plants, and they get a cold snap and they literally melt. You can see the plant material kind of suffering. Because it's not. It's not conducive to that environment. The temperatures in Orlando are prone to full more than they do here in Miami. Absolutely and and, you know, it's a different zone than where we're at and and that's why it's really key to to choose the right plant for the right place. You know,.
"lake okeechobee" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"From lake Okeechobee part of the Everglades restoration project finally finally the army corps of engineers signed off on it and governor de Santis wasting no time that we're going to start digging that big ditch that's not exactly what he said but we're to begin construction of the project on Monday joining us is Randy Smith spokesperson for the south for the water management district you may follow on Twitter at S. F. W. M. D. Randy are you as excited about digging the stitches I am I am absolutely it's been a long time coming the the recipient's floor debate the Everglades just can't wait for us to get this done so let's talk a little bit about this reservoir because it was conceptually bandied about as we passed the policy and poured in twenty seventeen and as it made its way through Congress and eventually all the different approvals what ultimately this is reservoir going to look like it's going to be a large ten thousand plus acres above ground reservoir with with all walls around it okay sixty two hundred and forty thousand acre feet of water in it which is billions of gallons of water that we can treat and release it into the Everglades ultimately you'll go down to Florida bay which desperately needs fresh water so it is it is a key component for Everglades restoration it's been a missing link for years and I am so happy to say that if you go out there today you'll see the equipment woke it's going on right now I mean that is exciting so what is the E. T. A. at this point for the stormwater treatment area which these are a filter marshes that clean the water is going south we'll have that done and that sixty five hundred acres by December of twenty twenty three then the corps of engineers is building the large above ground reservoir and I think your time frame may be seven years but as you said earlier there's a lot of support to expedite this so I wouldn't be surprised to get operational before that a Randy what is the relationship like at this point the army corps of engineers are you finding them to be more responsive and accountable to Floridians than perhaps they had been previously and you know I think we've always that's a really good question I I think we've always had a good relationship with the corps of engineers but I believe are you know in the last year or so maybe it'll work that dear focus has been intensified on Everglades restoration the the funding seems to be improving in Washington it's certainly commit that you're in the state of Florida is unprecedented but you're I think honestly we've got good federal partners that have bought it and they understand the importance of the Everglades for not us just in South Florida but you know internationally well that's exciting all the way around and I'm really glad to hear it meanwhile we have a it is the dry season so it's not a typical not to get a lot of rain but I mean we had a record little amount of rainfall over the past month or so what is the status of this drought and what's the impact right now in our waterways well you know this you're right this is the dry season so your water levels decline at this time of year we had the driest March in the history of keeping records for rainfall or the dry season which really starts in November we're probably somewhere around five to six inches of rainfall deficit depending on where you are so you know we do this is this is abnormally dry see the grout indicators throughout South Florida as you would expect the groundwater levels go down lake Okeechobee goes down so you know our our key message at this point is here we will make it through this but if people will practice conservation faithfully and decrease the amount of water that we're putting on our yards each day we we can substantially that protect your resource the water resource and you know right I did see some encouraging news yesterday from the National Weather Service about a good chances for above average rainfall coming up so at that she actually what we need speaking with Randy Smith the spokesperson for the south for a water management district it Randy I guess the upshot of this if we're looking for a one silver lining to this level of drought usually at this time we are hearing the assessments from the army army corps of engineers about what they might have to do in terms of discharges the reason that we're building this reservoir and part of that we're just talking about Hey at this point I mean I would imagine that to let go can handle a lot of capacity in the need for discharges would be really low yes absolutely correct were overlapping point three four feet above sea level today that means there's plenty of free space in the lake Okeechobee system set to take on rainfall the the court has not had to making it releases since twenty eighteen which has been so good or the estuary city east and west and speaking of discharges the estimate that I read most recently about this reservoir is that during normal times it could have the capacity to reduce discharges by about eighty percent is that correct or what is the current guidance that is correct and that is using the EAA reservoir which is one south of lake Okeechobee along with the two that are nearing completion on the Caloosahatchee innocent Musi river so when you put all of that storage together danger you can see a tremendous reduction in the in the chances of of the harmful releases having the right Randy that is a tremendous update thank you so much for bringing it to us really do appreciate it thank you Brian Randy Smith again with the south for a water management district you may follow at S. F. W. M. D. so for all these years in so he could really couple decades maybe we've been talking about things talking about plants talking about the Everglades restoration project talking about stopping discharges from lake Okeechobee dealing with blue green algae it's happening you know this would be like your rand Paul I kind of thing that was happening it really is exciting and up about it all right take a look at some of the other news round the state we saw during day two of the re opened for the task force but they focused on how specific industries would go about re opening once they're given the opportunity to do so there are three different tiers that discussion re opening up public spaces and Beatrice parks the like mayor Jimenez took the lead on a lot of that discussion followed by appointment based businesses and those that are lightly trafficked and then you had the high traffic businesses up to and including the theme parks this was interesting from universal's CEO yesterday he said the company has already been working on plans for virtual lines mobile food ordering temperature checks in daily visitor caps now I know that a couple of those are in place between Disney and universal already virtual lines I know are not entirely new but having them become the new norm probably a good thing but then also the daily visitor caps as long as you're the person to get ten and you're not the person who gets locked out that's great news that's really great news listed the interments things get back to the new normal and reference this earlier in the show but it's an important point so the if the if people are putting credence in the university of Washington modeling and based upon the feedback I've heard from you cool for the most part you don't want to hear about it but anyway the the health metrics and evaluation report which is ultimately the university of Washington modeling they've they'll offer to recommend a date of June eleventh in Florida for the relaxation of current like down efforts and right now if you take a look at our pacing where pacing across the state March first potentially in South Florida early may and you heard it Broward mayor Dale Holness said Dionne said the show he certainly was speaking that way and he said he was speaking in a way that was representative of all the mayors in Southport as well so I don't know about the June eleven thing I'm still relatively optimistic that that we could be talking about sooner rather than later this was something else that was cool to begin the environment the Florida aquarium they announced that they've reproduced and endangered coral reef species for the first time in captivity so back in twenty fourteen yeah the Florida fish and wildlife commission they rescued the rigid cactus coral from the Florida reef tract we talk about playing the long game so they've had this in captivity for six years now just over the past couple of weeks this rigid cactus coral began to spawn they said it's been going on for over a week pretty cool stuff and they do believe that eventually they'll be able to replicate and rebuild the order retract be right back Natalie sorry she's working on in today's Q. and a of the day on the bright light show newsradio six ten W. 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"lake okeechobee" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"You you don't stand here no I haven't though beyond scarves debris out and earmuffs you know all those kind of things yeah well it it's like going to get snow in north Georgia that it's it's with only some day some day when I am running this place things will be different yeah I'm sure will all of this meant I meant which place that I met on a neutral anywhere right so how cold you can get I think in the upper forties all right you get north closer date lake Okeechobee mid forties low force I don't know for going in the thirties to we get in the panhandle but before all that happens eighty four eighty five the next two afternoons I'm not records records are now getting higher and higher and harder to attain right eighty nine is today's record that's if I if I if I if it gets eighty nine I'm outside my three degree guarantee service that's not going to be good and I don't think we'll get the eighty nine partly cloudy seventy five tonight tomorrow eighty five southwest breeze and then a fifty percent chance of seeing some showers thunderstorms scattered around that's the front side ahead of the front than Thursday much cooler you'll notice it probably sooner the morning will be in the low sixties in the afternoon in the upper sixties and riding morning Saturday morning maybe even Sunday morning we could have overnight lows in the upper forties with some cooler weather north and highs in the upper sixties to low seventies so maybe three days or so yeah of temperatures in the upper forties actually looks like it's going to be a pretty nice some late winter weather settling in with Sunday being the first day of what a meteorological spring say listen boy he does pay attention I think that all these years both of them so okay well it's also it's good yeah I'll go grab some Bernie Sanders news to get to do that okay mayor.
"lake okeechobee" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"They just read it front come through yet not all yeah it's front stairs south of us I was looking at a nice American analysis and I could see the isobars a little bit more tightly packed and yeah the cooler starring command on north breeze I hate when that happens as I just figured you would so now it does here in the south of the cold air the cooler is lagging a little behind the front sometimes on these fronts come through it's not like you know this instant change where you got a north breeze right now plenty of temperatures near the upper sixties to low seventies at this point on the cooler stuff is just north now getting in the low to mid sixties in a line from let's see your for about west Palm Beach in north west of that north of lake Okeechobee but that's on the way doesn't quite get here today mid seventies for daytime eyes are or should be that could be a shower that partly cloudy here comes tonight we drop back into the mid fifties and we some low and maybe low fifties upper forties pretty close are you going to your terrier in north tomorrow near seventy and then tomorrow because like this week and maybe the cool so far this winter of go back and check middle forties yeah I would I low temperature farmer was that our low was fifty three hello I remember that but that's the lowest we've been I think so this year or this like December December that question well see you know you try to throw yourself out there and then see what happens people ask questions are you a question hello is this month fifty six yeah in this winter season had their city preliminary monthly climate data archive forcing the give me like this see now US and now you have all these stupid stuff when I could be no water at everyone you need right click right here so the lowest we bet.
"lake okeechobee" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"On his face ever he looks grouchy yeah it does look a little grouchy and why anyway let's see what we talk about yeah cold front yeah I try to find it this morning and I think I found it now if it's not through yet it's going to be pretty darn soon here's an interesting south don't see too much of radar I don't think there's gonna be much in the way of rain showers most of us are near seventy degrees this morning we're not gonna go up much so the winds out going around the west northwest will be light and variable ten to fifteen slight chance of a shower today really going to seventy four so your car for mommy bike there were not get much milder for AA the birth of the cool air comes in tonight low to mid fifties a cool readings of the west and north as you get into the interior enough of round lake Okeechobee could be a shower tomorrow near seventy one the tomorrow night still think it's going to be the coolest I hear this around mid forties mid forties for Wednesday Morris a bundle of probably need to have your jackets maybe some low forties let's get interior and north upper thirties hi I it's going to be close as per your we have we're gonna be gone as follows yeah yeah exactly and I'm talkin north of lake Okeechobee close right around that area there is some chilly air that sitting around here as we go on through tomorrow night so now gosh I don't know that's kind of brief to say upper thirties but could get there up around where we up around the airport there they could love Okeechobee airport the forecast for there actually is thirty nine or put now for over a look after what's up so yeah a little bit north of us of our dads about whites were getting cooler of course through midweek then milder the lows be in the sixties by Thursday morning and highs we back close to eighty degrees of that another death coming for this coming weekend when pro ball yes rebel weekend right up into the Orlando now yeah they've been doing they they tried for a while doing.
Who Was Marjory Stoneman Douglas?
"After the horrific parkland florida's school shooting in february of two thousand eighteen marjory stoneman douglas became a household name for all the wrong reasons but let's take a look today at the woman for whom the school was named marjory stoneman douglas undertook a legendary in dairy fifty year crusade to save the florida everglades born in minneapolis in eighteen ninety and educated at wellesley college in massachusetts douglas moved to south florida in nineteen fifteen fifteen after a brief and disastrous marriage to join her father who was editor and founder of the newspaper that would become the miami herald she was an accomplished journalist short story writer writer and an outspoken advocate for women's suffrage anti-poverty campaigns and ultimately because it would make her famous. The everglades douglas's nineteen forty seven owed into those wetlands. The everglades river of grass was published the same year that president harry s truman dedicated the everglades national park long before environmental scientists fully understood the fragility and interconnectedness of the everglades ecosystem douglas railed against efforts by the us army corps of engineers to drain divert parts of the sprawling wetlands to to make room for agricultural and urban development. These efforts continue today. The school was dedicated in nineteen ninety when douglas was one hundred years old and still going strong along with her book. Douglas provided a new way of understanding the one point five million acre wetlands preserve rather than seeing it as merely a sprawling swamp douglas rightly described the everglades massive slow moving river of shallow water draining north to south from lake okeechobee down through the sawgrass prairies and emptying into the florida florida bay in moving pros douglas road of the hundreds of species of birds fish and flora that thrived in the precariously balanced ecosystem of the everglades the largest subtropical wilderness in the united states. She rightly recognized that this area was largely responsible for the rainfall in south florida are book begins. There are no oh other everglades in the world they are. They've always been one of the unique regions of the earth remote. Never wholly known nothing anywhere else is like them a tireless and often intimidating advocate. She founded the organization friends of the everglades at age seventy nine to fight a proposed jet port in the middle of the wetlands lends. The airport plan was scrapped. Douglas spent the rest of her life. Defending the everglades jon rothschild edited her nineteen eighty-seven autobiography voice of the river described her in the book's introduction as she appeared at a public meeting in everglades city in nineteen seventy-three. Mrs douglas was half the size of her fellow. Speakers were huge dark glasses along with the huge floppy hat that made her look like scarlet o'hara's played by eager stravinsky when she spoke everybody's stop slapping mosquitoes and more or or less came to order. Her voice had sobering effect of a one room schoolmarm. 's the tone itself seemed tame. The rowdiest of the local stone crabbers plus the developers and the lawyers on both besides there are two seasons in the everglades. The dry winter and the monsoon summer and scientists now understand that seasonal fluctuations in water levels are key to maintaining the delicate equilibrium between competing plant and animal species but that balanced spend dangerously disturbed decades of habitat loss and short-sighted water-management tactics tactics. The river of grass is no longer a free flowing sheet of water but sliced up and boxed in by dams and dikes creating floods in some areas and drought in others congress passed the comprehensive everglades restoration plan back in the year two thousand but the funds to implement the plan never secured in the meantime lake shelby obi historically the water source that fed southward flow of the river of grass has become hopelessly polluted largely by agricultural runoff in two thousand sixteen high levels of phosphorus is a nitrogen in the lake caused a toxic algae bloom. The prompted the governor to issue a state of emergency eric eichenberger c._e._o. Of the everglades foundation and one time student at douglas's namesake high school says that congress will have to reauthorize funding for the restoration but if everything goes well the river of grass could be restored in as little as eight years he believes the douglas who died in nine hundred ninety eight at the age of one hundred and eight would be energized by the effort among douglas many honors and awards was the presidential medal of freedom conferred conferred by bill clinton in one thousand nine hundred three in the year two thousand she was posthumously inducted into the national women's hall of fame. Douglas ashes were scattered in the everglades national park over the marjory stoneman douglas wilderness area.
"lake okeechobee" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Grab an umbrella yeah and and now you're you're going to be on staff I'm sure with the CBS twelve staff and and we appreciate you giving up everything to make sure that we have the latest information so be careful okay I'm sorry I certainly will you guys as well thanks take care get more updates to come up with a couple of minutes what's going on there allow the eight o'clock advisory is out winds are now a hundred ten miles an hour and it has a coming in you've got the tropical storm and hurricane warnings or watches up for the bombers but nothing for us yet but it's coming in right just to the east of lake Okeechobee which if it hit the lake that would be a problem right that's another concern sure big time but we don't know the cone of concern is all the way from the keys to south Georgia because this track is changed it has to be a thousand times and we just don't know I believe of amazing so be prepared it could hit right here in the middle of Palm Beach county or it could not it may be if the high the Bermuda high weakens then you could just sit there install we just don't know what's going to happen right today's your birthday with us like we always say you know the gift of time is there you've got this morning this afternoon tonight tomorrow and tomorrow night that's about it yeah right but you know what you got time and being a jerk in the line at the gas station Hey isn't going to help anybody that's right it'll just wait a couple of cars and I'm not trying to cut people off I know you're worried about your power if it's gonna go out you guys are talking to the S. P. L. R. guide bill Orlov's at the bottom of the hour so they're they're prepared yeah just like the sheriff's office I wish it was funny because we just had dinner share for Roger with Palm Beach county he said I'm not gonna tell you when we stop you know actually come out to save people because that gives the bad guys I would assume it it's pretty intense as far as the the degree of the wind and the rain at that point so you know try to do anything bad that's right Democrat and wait till the storm passed to be a jerk in line like you usually are right back to normal activity it was like yesterday I saw all these people jockeying to get in like one car earlier like what difference is it going to.
"lake okeechobee" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"That we wouldn't want to see in the bathtub with our kids but still our kids and our neighbors and our neighbors kids at family members they're out there in these waterways fishing recreating and swimming and wake boarding tubing and all the other things that we do that were being around these waters and it's such it is part of our life here as floridians that for me it was just a no-brainer to take this on as an issue just like it's a no brainer take our veterans as issue talk about your videos looks like you have sixteen so far lake. Oh fat chicks. Why are you doing those and what are they about. I i think it's important that as we go out there and we tried to disseminate information a lot of information could really <hes> you know you could say what had this and on one hand that and you know so. It seems like <hes> you know everybody out there. They wanna take a bit of information offered and it just i suspected in thousand different ways and say no. That's not true. That's not true. That's it's not true. It's so i just tried to take really simple ideas that matter to the whole of the system and try to present them in about one minute iced us just to say listen. This is just a fact this is this is a you know an should be noncontroversial <hes> fact that everybody can agree on listen. There's <hes> you know. I'll give you one. There's one reason that the east of the west coast of florida get discharges and one reason alone and that's because lake okeechobee gets too too high of a level and what at that too high of a level. There's a dyke that's at risk and there's communities that are at risk if that dike were to leave or to breach so that's a simple fact and when we acknowledge that that simple fact well that puts into perspective that one of the many things we need to deal with are the levels that we keep lake okeechobee out. I think you know another simple simple. Fact is that you know what every summer starting at about mid may we get into a time year that we call hurricane season or florida's rainy season knowing that you know the probability what is working to get large amounts of rates probably several named storms and you know and hurricanes this don't likely that we get in that season so we don't we're going to get a lotta audrain and that there are communities that may get flooded out with too much rain because a dike breaches and in order to protect those communities from from flood. We have to potentially ruin other communities by discharging water to them. You know what we could prepare a lot better for that by lowering the levels of lake okeechobee before we get to that time of year instead of doing emergency management right when we see store by the horizon say advance sorry everybody we gotta dump all this water. Sorry it hurts your community. These are just simple facts designed to let people <hes> you know look at some of the things that are that are peripheral and potatoes about this situation that we deal.
Additional Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus
"The state residents not being advised to take precautions to avoid mosquitos this has west Nile was detected in a Florida county Florida department of health in Palm Beach county says the west Nile virus was detected in Sentinel chickens near lake Okeechobee health officials are constantly monitoring for mosquito borne diseases including west Nile chicken good yet and Saint Louis encephalitis they're also using the news to remind Floridians to train any standing water from the outside of our homes is it risky does to leave their eggs in the smallest water containers also make sure your windows and doors are properly screened and use an insect repellent containing DEET when outside after dusk last reported human case of west Nile virus was in twenty eleven I'm
Mosquito-borne illnesses growing in Florida as West Nile virus crops up in chickens
"The Florida department of health in Palm Beach county says the west Nile virus was detected in Sentinel chickens near lake Okeechobee health officials are constantly monitoring for mosquito borne diseases including west Nile chicken good yet and St Louis encephalitis they're also using the news to remind Floridians to drain any standing water from the outside of our homes it's a risky does to leave their eggs in the smallest water containers also make sure your windows and doors are properly screened and use an insect repellent containing DEET when outside after dusk last reported human case of west Nile virus was in
West Nile virus cases spike in U.S.
"Of Florida department of health in Palm Beach county says the west Nile virus was detected in Sentinel chickens near lake Okeechobee health officials are constantly monitoring for mosquito borne diseases including west Nile chikungunya and St Louis encephalitis they're also using the news to remind Floridians to drain any standing water from the outside of our homes is it Myskina's to leave their eggs in the smallest water containers also make sure your windows and doors are properly screened and use an insect repellent containing DEET when outside after dusk last reported human case of west Nile virus was in
"lake okeechobee" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"On a second? You just said there was no the only fifty four countries that hasn't increased. At the State Department today Khalil Abrahams special on boy. With the latest in what is happening there. National here for the president. He's in Florida today tr- touring repairs at lake Okeechobee to the dam was joined by both senators in Florida, Senator Scott and movie. Oh and governor Disentis spoke briefly with reporters. Right. Yeah. Instructing success. Florida. For a long time. What does that a lot of problems? Wasn't properly funded for years. I wanted to do some of the folks here, we all know governor. Thank you very much. Fantastic job, and Ron takover governor that a couple of wrecks got who's been bugging me about getting this done for a long time. Ron son is bugging me. And we have the funding, and we're I want to just thank the army. It's been fantastic. I should let's go. Wall also on the border. Looking at all these walls. I'm saying southern border too. And we're right now building a lot of Waller brought I want thank Senator Marco Rubio who's been very involved in this Martin. Thank you very much. Been very very involved.
"lake okeechobee" Discussed on KOMO
"Mike Pence will travel to flood ravaged Nebraska today to survey the damage rain hits the west coast tomorrow, not so much for today as we hear from AccuWeather dot com. Meteorologist Heather zehr. We are looking for dry weather to continue on the west coast for today. And it's going to be fairly mild through parts of the northwest. We're looking for highs mostly to be in the fifties. And sixties also a few readings may touch seventy degrees in western Washington and down into western Oregon that also extend down into California where highs will mostly be in the sixties and seventies. But the desserts are going to make it into the eighties. We don't have any precipitation on the way there will be some cloudiness mostly across California, sunshine will extend through the northern Rockies and out onto the northern plains. However, unfortunately through the mid plains, we do have not only clowns. But also a little bit of rainfall that's going to fall in some of these areas. Is that are hard hit by flooding right now that rainfall won't amount to a lot. But any additional rainfall is going to aggravate flooding issues in that part of the country. We also have light rainfall that's going to be on the way for south, Texas, mostly it's going to be just a bit of drizzle, and it is going to stay on the chillier side there with highs only in the sixties. We're also going to see sixties and seventies. Pretty commonly along the Gulf Coast all the way over into Florida. It's going to stay chilly in Florida too. With a gusty wind and rain falling. In fact, that rain can come down hard at times. And there is a possibility for some flooding. Rainfall mostly along the east coast of Florida and down throughout the southern half of the state. There's also a chance that area south of lake Okeechobee could have strong thunderstorms. That's the nation's weather. I'm AccuWeather dot com. Meteorologist Heather zehr. He was an avid surfer.
"lake okeechobee" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Mike Pence will travel to flood ravaged Nebraska today to survey the damage rain hits the west coast tomorrow, not so much for today as we hear from AccuWeather dot com. Meteorologist Heather zehr. We are looking for dry weather to continue on the west coast for today. It's going to be fairly mild through parts of the north west. We're looking for highs mostly to be in the fifties. And sixties also a few readings may touch seventy degrees in western Washington and down into western Oregon that also extend down into California where highs will mostly be in the sixties and seventies. But the desserts are going to make it into the eighties. We don't have any precipitation on the way, but there will be some cloudiness mostly across California, sunshine will extend through the northern Rockies and out onto the northern plains. However, unfortunately through the mid plains, we do have not only clowns. But also a little bit of rainfall that's going to fall in some. These areas that are hard hit by flooding right now that rainfall won't amount to a lot. But any additional rainfall it's going to aggravate flooding issues in that part of the country. We also have light rainfall that's going to be on the way for south, Texas, mostly it's going to be just a bit of drizzle, and it is going to stay on the chillier side there with highs only in the sixties. We're also going to see sixties and seventies. Pretty commonly along the Gulf Coast all the way over into Florida. It's going to stay chilly in Florida too. With a gusty wind and rain falling. In fact, that rain can come down hard at times. And there is a possibility for some flooding. Rainfall mostly along the east coast of Florida and down throughout the southern half of the state. There's also a chance that areas south of lake Okeechobee could have strong thunderstorms. That's the nation's weather AccuWeather dot com. Meteorologist Heather zehr. He was an avid surfer.
"lake okeechobee" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"And so I know it's very difficult delegates dollars and try to get a return on all the dollars. That governments fence. And so I went through a lot of this and ours was smaller. I think we had about four thousand nine star budget. They're trying to get return Republican Rick Scott from Florida is important to me your budget. That surprise me though, was the. We'd the deck of lake Okeechobee better project. It's I had to put up state money project to try to push it push along to get it done. It's causing algae blooms when the quash discharged hatch here the Indian river lagoon, and we worked with congress and President Trump to get the funding last last year to finish the dike by twenty twenty two but we've been spending minimum is over two hundred dollars on Everglades restoration and in this incident. Rubio and others, and I requested two hundred dollars this year the federal government going back twenty five or thirty years ago committed to be a partner with us in Everglades restoration. They've not been there about two billion dollars behind us. But in this one rather than two hundred million dollars. He did this help for economic restoration at sixty three million. Can you explain why the thought process, and if there's an opportunity to if you guys have looked at it since since then your positions going to change? Thank you for the question. Senator as it pertains to the the army corps and the Everglades Everglades restoration, and it's certainly a pri- priority. They said ministration if you look at our budget, the amount that we provide for that important work is the most that we provide for any ecosystem project in the country. We think it reflects well on what we think about that project. Also, we're also sent that Florida has received one point six billion dollars. When you add up all the disaster money. That's in the circulation as well. We set a top line for army corps that caused us to to make trade offs. We have some overall concerns with the pace of work at army corps. And we want to be able to ensure that they work on the stuff that's already in the products that are already in the pipeline, but we're certainly willing to work with you ongoing basis, and we do recognize that congress provided more money than we would have liked in the army corps bright budget as during the appropriations process and as a result last year, the Everglades project when higher than what we proposed in the budget and ended up at one hundred million. So we'll certainly work with you if congress appropriates more than our budget and working through that important work, and I know that you've had many conversations with the president about. The important work of restoring the Everglades and we've stood by the commandments. We've made with regard to those projects and the dike money that was appropriate last year. There's no interest in trying to redirect any of that. Is that right? I'm not aware that idea, but I'm happy to work with you and talk with about further. Okay. Yeah. It's it's it's significant because we if we if we have any significant rainfall we ended up the Corey. In their position they have to discharge water to make sure we don't have break breaking the dyke. And so I I just want to make sure a lot of effort in eight years to try to get the money and get that the dike funded don't want to change. I still disappointed that there's not more money for Everglades restoration. Thanks for. Thanks yard work. When I know having to do something similar for years. It's very difficult allocated dollars. Thank you. Senator kaine. Thank you, Mr. and thanks to the witness. The claim that the president's interested in fiscal responsibility is sort of undercut by the fact that this budget doesn't reach balanced tell your fifteen we've we've been in a track record here where presidents of both parties have been submitting by jets to try to hit balance within ten years whether or not we get there not. So the president saying, we'll we'll hit balance within your fifteen completely undercuts the pretense to fiscal responsibility. I want to ask you about funding on education page one hundred and thirty five in the budget blueprint suggests that the congressional appropriation in fiscal two thousand nine hundred seventy point five billion dollars in the Education Council on twenty twenty the president's request is sixty two billion a reduction of eight point five billion dollars a twelve percent. Cut spending too much money on education. We believe that it's important to identify programs that work in programs that don't don't work. Well, for instance, we look at the twenty first century community center program is about. A billion and a half billion point to program. We look at the evidence, and we find that students only stay for about thirty days in the program. And they don't the majority of them don't improve at all meeting over Matt eliminate that we do and what what other programs. Do you think we shouldn't spend money on we propose to eliminate large block grants as it pertains to teacher development because of the amount of money is so diffused that. It does not lead to results we propose to eliminate the title four block grant. Because again, it is it is it is ends up being a transferred to two schools, and localities in which we the amount of dollars ends up being thirty thousand dollars per school district, and it doesn't lead to achievable results for students. But that said our vision of education spending Senator also is reflected in the fact that we have fifty billion dollars. Let me come to that. I'm gonna ask about that. Now, I think it's interesting the overall cut to education is eight point five billion dollars a twelve percent cut some of the programs. You mentioned you don't think they're valuable your secretary who's not a champion of public education doesn't think they're valuable, but public educators actually do think they're valuable, but you do something very interesting. You have a education freedom scholarship. So you're cutting eight and a half billion year out of public education money, and you're promoting five billion dollars year as a tax credit for individuals or corporations that want to give money for private school vouchers. I'm going to talk about that with a minute a tax credit, and I believe it's a dollar for dollar tax credit. Right now, if I want to write a charitable contribution one of the schools a good private school. So they can help kids afford to go there. I get a tax deduction I have to be generous. But then I get a benefit from the tax code by being generous, not a dollar for dollar benefit, but a benefit and I get that benefit. If I write a contribution of public school to my Jesuit Catholic high school to a private school that would be interested in vouchers. We have an across the board policy as long as it is an educational institution. That's five one c three if I contribute. I do have to put a little skin in the game. I have to show that I'm generous. But then the federal government will give me a tax deduction. I'm not aware of of other big programs of this kind where you don't get the tax deduction, but you get a dollar for dollar tax credit. If you get a tax credit that means I don't have to be generous at all. I contribute a dollar, and then I get to reduce my tax liability for dollar. So I don't have to be generous at all you've completely removed generosity from the equation. And I think it's interesting that the proposal would suggest that we would prefer contributions to private school voucher programs and put those.
"lake okeechobee" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"You'll sound almost like you're sitting here in the studio with us coming up. We'll talk about some court related stuff. In fact, on the way, there is a pretty big ruling that has to do with your privacy on your smartphone. Plus, we can talk about another big ruling that came out last month, and we we didn't get around to covering. It's about recording government bureaucrats without their knowledge. I think that's pretty important case. I definitely do want to get to that at some point. But we still are talking about this red tide issue. Mark you brought this up very concerned is somebody who is formerly of Florida. And as. Are you from Mississippi? But not from the Gulf side of the Mississippi. This is apparently a problem not just affecting Florida. But affecting the world, according to live science, or whatever it was. Yeah. Life-sized dot com. We read about red tide and the allegation here from some science folks from university who went down and tested, some water in lake Okeechobee in one of the rivers and in the Gulf of Mexico, and they determine they believe the cause of the red tide is coming from these synthetic synthetic fertilizers and the nitrates that are in the synthetic fertilized. Right. So my understanding correct? Pretty close. Yeah. Okay. So that's made me again. I'm not a scientist. I'm not a gardener. But it made me think back to my time when I worked in the garden shop now, again, I'm I was the worst person for garden shop at the big k right? Like normally, I was in the electrics department. That's the department I wanted to work in. But you know, it's retail. They kind of put you where they need you in. There was at least a couple of summers where I spent a fair amount of time running the register out and garden shop, you know, doing my best to try to help old ladies find the thing they were looking for when not actually knowing what it was that. They were. Looking for just sort of, you know, bumping around trying to find the thing. Basically that's kind of how big box retail. Yeah. But I want you want somebody who can, you know, find the thing you're looking for go ace hardware, or, you know, one of the little retailers garden shops, while your local nurseries something like that, you know, largely through osmosis, you know, contact with the products I learned a little bit about what what these fertilizers, and they all have the numbers on the Mark. You talked about the different numbers that represent specific types of what is it nutrients, I guess that in PK, nitrogen phosphorus and potassium. And then there's some other minor nutrients and different mixes and the different the different bags. So the story over here from garden myths dot com, it's talking about what is an organic fertilizer because I thought well, if they have nitrites in the thanks than they must also exist in the organics his article, here's to try to explain what is if anything the difference between these and what my claim was to be clear that there are nitrates and organic fertilizer, but they are not. Not as readily available like they just don't wash out in the same way. There's sort of rationale. Yeah. There's sort of wrapped up in there. It's more difficult to get them out. Kind of like a time released thing from a drug does that make sense? Do you Honey evidence for that? That's my understanding of it. All I can do is tell you the things I've heard because if they're in there they're in there, and they got plenty of time to release. I mean, having raw ammonium nitrate is certainly different from having a back of urine and Cal cap. Yeah. It certainly going to be harder to get that raw nutrient out if you take chicken manure just raw they say it burns, the the grass or whatever it is that you put it on..
"lake okeechobee" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"You'll sound almost like you're sitting here in the studio with us coming up. We'll talk about some court related stuff. In fact, on the way, there is a pretty big ruling that has to do with your privacy on your smartphone. Plus, we can talk about another big ruling that came out last month, and we we didn't get around to covering it's about recording government bureaucrats without their knowledge. I think that's pretty Morton K. So I definitely do want to get to that at some point. But we still are talking about this red tide issue. Mark you brought this up. You're very concerned is somebody who is formerly of Florida and as. Why are eager from Mississippi? But not from the Gulf side of the Mississippi. This is apparently a problem not just affecting Florida. But if affecting the world, according to live science, or whatever it was y'all life-sized dot com. We read about red tide and the allegation here from some science folks from university who went down and tested, some water in lake Okeechobee in one of the rivers and in the Gulf of Mexico, and they determine they believe the cause of the red tide is coming from these synthetic synthetic fertilizers and the nitrates that are in the synthetic fertilizer. So is that my understanding correct? Pretty close. Yeah. Okay. So that's made me again. I'm not a scientist. I'm not a gardener. But it made me think back to my time when I worked in the garden shop now, I was the worst person for garden shop at the big k right? Like normally, I was in the electrics department. That's the department. I wanted to work in retail. They kind of put you where they need you. And there was a at least a couple summers where I spent a fair amount of time running the register out and garden shop doing my best to try to help old ladies find the thing they were looking for when not actually knowing what it was that. They were. Looking for just sort of bumping around trying to find the thing. Basically kind of how big box retail..
"lake okeechobee" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"Amazing. Anarchic polka dot com code F, T L get on down there. All right. So hopefully, they won't be ravaged by red tide over in Mexico doesn't seem likely we're talking a little bit more about what that is. But let's go to the phones here where Bobby is actually on the line in Florida. Bobby from what part of Florida? Do you hail? Okay. I live in lakeland, Florida. It's about thirty five forty minutes away from gambling Florida. Okay. Way from soda, Bobby? Are there any rednecks in lakeland, Florida? No. We used to play football God, those Cornfed country, boys. Now, it's funny because my parents moved from Detroit. After the sixty four riots, and anyway, so I haven't had much of an accent. Which is weird. But I grew up seventeen years in South Carolina. And then for the past thirteen years, I've been in Florida. So anyways, I was explaining about this red tide. Do I call captain, Mike Anderson? Here's a nine seventy WFL lay in Florida. And so so what happened to this is what's going on this type big sugar is took an over south of lake Okeechobee. And now what they did with lake Okeechobee, diverting water from Waco could show be to big sugar farms k which you Mark you are correct. It is from the nitrates now from the nitrates is coming from sugar. Now, we're big sugar did was named sturgeon to take the water and then infiltrated down to Durban sugar forms, which guy asked me and the discord chatted. We'll worry about smarter. There's no smarter anymore. Only big sugar. It's hard to find small farmers period. You basically have to go meet them at their farm and and Chit chat with them. Maybe get into a CSA or something like that. But other than that if you're getting food from a grocery store, it's very difficult to get something that's made produced by a small farmer L big likes big government. Regulations run the little guys out of business in the first place. Plus the big guys get subsidies and a lot of one hundred percents what they done a burger war too big sugar. And so now since day birdied the water from lake Okeechobee, which comes from lake assuming which Lakers Semira every other week to go and fish and then. Thank you same as a big deal because lake Kissimmee feeds lake Okeechobee all of its water. So that little line you see on imported going down to lake Okeechobee Qasimi, and that's what I'd say Sean on a weekly or every two to times a month. I go down and fish, and anyways, what has happened the bird water from lake show and Lakers semi and the rivers. And now since they're getting all their water. They're all the water in the nitrogen are running off into the goal from big sure, a Rick Scott former golden who just now turned Senator allowed big sure all kinds of all kinds of all kinds of legalization of stuff that they can do with the waterways in this net, which you would never be able to do before. And now all that nitrate is running into the goal in causing this red tide entered a goal, which is had these guys I talked to a cabin captain, Mike. Hey Anderson, and he's never seen this in the thirty years. He's been here. He's never seen as bad and as from the nitrous runoff from big sugar, which goes. To you know, new filter. Politicians are involved in making money. You're talking about Okeechobee that's down in the south part of the state. Right. Correct. Are you saying that that's affecting the northern portions of the Gulf of soda up to Tampa Bay? Well, the Kaluga Hatschi river comes off of lake Okeechobee. It'll the there's the chubby waterway a canal system has drawn through there. So the closer Hatschi that empties out into the clues to. I'm not exactly sure that if comes like right at the head of it or anything, but it it comes out into the close to Hatschi, then the close the hatch. He goes out into the Gulf if there's counterclockwise Gulf rotations or whatever going on then. Yeah, you're darn right. That's going head up that way. Yeah. And so it's all government intervention causing crap happening to 'cause dead. Not just like you're saying, and you mentioned the manner tease dolphins we've had well wash up on shore. And this is the worst. And I talked to captains out that go out, and they do charters installed, and they've never seen it as bad as it has been in the past year, and it was just been so bad. And it's because big sugar, and Rick Scott, the Senator now, the Senator of Florida the government can get us out of this problem that they create some new government rules in programs say, Bobby, thanks, man. I appreciate hearing from me it sounded good there on twitch.
"lake okeechobee" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"But it's more of like a proof of view. Here you go here. Try this thing out you can try it for free, basically. Anything with an act daily if you felt like it. I mean, if it happened to shoot up dramatically, then maybe you could buy something with it eventually. But I don't know what the amount is. They're they're giving it can't be much pennies. I would guess these faucets are used to you know, typically historically have given out no more than a few cents worth. But check it out over a bitcoin dot com. All right. So we're talking about this story Mark that you say is a revelation, basically, you're very excited by this news from some happy to be clear. Okay. Well, you seem to be excited by the news because excited is true. This red tie is not red tide has been an issue that has plagued the Gulf Coast, not just Florida, but apparently all around the Gulf of Mexico, according to Wikipedia and other news articles about it. But you and I grew up on the sun coast of Florida, and we grew up with red tied to some extent. Now, I didn't live near the ocean. So I didn't have an experience constantly about red tide. I mean, certainly I've experienced enough to know what it is. It's something that was fairly consistent over time. Like, it was guaranteed. Red tides going to happen once or twice or whatever, you know, every single year for a period of a week or two or something like that that's kind of my general recollection. But again, I haven't lived down there in a dozen years and grew up there. So. There's been the study done. I don't know where we're at in in your story that you're reporting from mostly was the source on that covered. It was. The second here. Sorry. I wasn't prepared for you to ask me that particular question. W M F E dot org. NFC? Okay. I'm not familiar with that which broadcast Philly at the Air's syndicate that is. And so the statement, and if there's more please share it, but the statements so far is these scientists from some college went there, they did some testing in lake Okeechobee, they did not river in a river, and in the Gulf of Mexico sat you ever comes out in Fort Myers. Gulf itself. And the idea is where where does this algae bloom that causes that is red tide algae bloom where does that come from? What starts that? And they believe that it has to do with fertilizers. Yep. Fertilizers synthetic fertilizers nitrates. Yup. Coming out of the synthetic fertilizers. And that somehow creates the algae. Okay. What are outlets algae? I have no idea. It's plants. Okay. I'm not a science. I'm not. Okay. I'll on straight up. I'll admit to you. I don't know what I'm talking about. Okay. Good algae plants fertilizer for to make plants grow. Right. Okay. So you dump fertilizer and a place with algae what's going to happen to the algae. It's going to grow. Excellent. And if you get enough algae grow, then it sucks up all the oxygen in the water, right? And the fish die. Okay. And that's why is that where the smell.
IBM's 'smart' lake could be the solution to deadly red tides
"Florida Senator Bill Nelson says he and fellow. Senator Marco Rubio want congress to pass a water resources Bill that would address one of the causes of red tide, it includes a critical project to address the algae by providing additional water storage for lake Okeechobee so that the army corps doesn't have to discharge so. Much to the east and west the Saint Lucy and Qaluza Hatschi rivers carry algae from the lake to the coast and contribute to red tide this as marine laboratory in Sarasota begins testing a filter that could clean, up the tide maybe finally turning Elliott felt Cioni with the. Bradenton area convention and visitors bureau says he just went out to Anna Maria island and the beaches were clear and The air was clean so we're hoping, that signs of things improving but as you know as we all know red tide. Is unpredictable it could be, beautiful today not short tomorrow but right now the signs are good that we're seeing improvement out there hell Cioni says state officials assured them that they will use. The half million dollars emergency grants allocated to help local businesses recover and get the word out to tourists that the beaches are open
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"You'll have you know our main 'cause we out here absolutely just terribly staking a fish and then you'll get out to the island the beach that'll be. Cleaned cleaning, the base it will be just you know. Not as bad and then the next day the. Wind switches and it's the complete opposite, so it really does fluctuate one way, or the other and what happens the next time there's a red tide outbreak Florida Democrat Senator Bill Nelson was. On the Senate floor today with a giant photo of dead fish he says lawmakers have to take action now I've never seen our beautiful. Beaches
Jury orders J&J to pay $4.7 billion in Missouri asbestos cancer case
"Trump says the baby trump balloon is making him feel unwelcome in london protesters are flocking britain's parliament during the president's uk visit and we'll be flying a twenty foot orange balloon that looks like donald trump wearing a diaper london city officials permitted the trump baby after over ten thousand people signed a petition supporting it be british activists behind the balloon said trump is deeply insecure man and the balloon is an attempt to humiliate him in an interview with a british tabloid on thursday trump said he used to love london but when they put up blimps to make me feel unwelcome there's no reason to stay there all trump's schedule public events during his uk visit will be outside the city work bayfield nbc news radio and he's having lunch with the prime minister and tea with the queen this afternoon then he's off to scotland with the first lady johnson and johnson is being ordered to pay over four billion dollars in missouri as best as cancer case johnson and johnson remains confident that its products do not contain asbestos and do not cause ovarian cancer and intends to pursue all available appellate remedies the jury yesterday ruled that the company must pay four billion dollars to twenty two women who've claimed they developed ovarian cancer after using johnson's baby powder it's not my understanding that you kick me off because of any biased that it was done based on the appearance if you want to represent what you said accurately i'm happy dance that question but i don't appreciate bowie's originally said being changed i don't give a damn what you strong i don't appreciate having agent with an unprecedented level of animus working all two major investigations you're twenty six that's just what some of it sounded like yesterday for eleven hours for former fbi agent peter struck testifying in front of two house committees about antitrump text messages he exchanged with now former fbi lawyer and mistress lisa page struck argued that everyone has a political opinion but maintained he was not biased today his former mistress lisa page will testify before the committee behind closed doors the us army corps of engineers will resume water releases from lake okeechobee beginning today the decision is based on its efforts to manage flood risk in the region because lake oers rising the discharges are scheduled to start today despite the summers extensive algae blooms that result from the releases in next eight and a half hour i'm karen carter stay connected with news anytime at fifty w f t l dot com cornell folks looks like your west palm roadways i ninety five in the turnpike.
Florida man with no arms charged with stabbing man with scissors
"West palm beach with your five o'clock update i'm ron hersi it's eighty seven degrees eighty degrees in lauderdale lakes a hearing featuring controversial fbi agent peter struck broke down today allow dispute among lawmakers mr struck you are under subpoena and are required to answer the question are you objecting to the question if so please state your objections to chairman i object in a house hearing struck cited advice from fbi lawyer saying he could answer questions about the ongoing investigation of russian interference in the two thousand sixteen presidential election do not believe i'm here under subpoena i believe i'm here voluntarily i will not based on direction of the fbi to me i will not answer that question veteran virginia republican rob goldline threatened him with contempt new york democrat jerrold nadler loudly objected struck was called to justify about exchanging anti trump text messages with a former fbi lawyer lisa page during the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign struck has expressed regrets about the text but said personal opinions have never affected his work president trump at first lady melania trump or in the united kingdom as they continue their overseas trip gala dinner at l palace in england earlier president trump held an impromptu news conference about the nato summit in brussels and remarked he asked the authority to pull the us out of nato but the commitments he's received during the summit make that unnecessary those claims to speak muted by french president emmanuel macron during that press conference morning trump said some allies have agreed to increase defense spending to two percent of their gdp at a much faster clip but macron says that is not entirely true and he says that they confirmed the intention is to meet the goal of the two percent by twenty twenty four charges against adult film star stormy daniels being dropped in ohio daniels attorney michael avenue says misdemeanor charges of illegally touching a patron dismissed this morning daniels was accused of allowing customers to touch her doing a routine at a columbus strip club last night that is against ohio law and a man in miami i'm homeless man who has an artist and has no arms is accused of stabbing a chicago man with scissors using his feet fifty w tells karen curtis has the details fortyfiveyearold armless artist jonathan crenshaw used a pair of scissors he held with his feet to stab the victim earlier this week on south beach the victim was sent to the hospital with a wound to his arm crenshaw's claiming self defense and was charged with aggravated battery gut our website a fifty w f t l dot com to see a video of crenshaw painting with his feet karen curtis news talk eight fifty wt al worth man accused of gunning down two people in west palm beach remains behind bars county judge denied bond for hip alito for guelleh this morning for guela facing first degree murder charges for the june twenty four shooting deaths of justin moyer and crystal riviera victims found in a car outside a convenience store at okeechobee boulevard and military trail us army corps of engineers resuming water releases from lake okeechobee releases resume tomorrow into the collusive and st lucie estuaries core officials say the water level at the lake is approaching fourteen and a half feet up more than one and a half feet since the two eighteen low of mid may the water will be released in pulses they say aimed at simulating rainfall florida ranked fifth among the best states in which to retire the rankings are from the financial website bank rate dot com florida ranked second for weather behind only hawaii i'm ron hersi newstalk eight fifty w f t l this report is brought.