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Damage assessment workers are scouring Tallahassee neighborhoods for destruction. The amount of relief support Tallahassee will receive is based on these reports.

Hurricane Michael approached Florida with ferocious speed this week, hitting the Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane and leaving behind a trail of catastrophic damage. The storm went from a depression to a serious storm in less than a week.

Florida State University’s Panama City Campus is closed indefinitely. The school sustained heavy water and infrastructure damage due to Hurricane Michael. The university announced the closure Friday after school officials took a helicopter over Thursday to get their first look at the site following the storm.

Coastal communities are trying to get back on their feet. In rural areas, neighbors are helping neighbors and businesses are pitching in. WFSU’s Ryan Dailey was able to get to Eastpoint in time for a community cookout, but he had to take backroads, Going through Highway 20 to 65.

Local and state officials held a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday to celebrate the TECO Line Streetcar System going fare-free for the next three years.

The Tampa Bay area is reaching out with donation drives to help the victims of Hurricane Michael.

Donations - including food, medical care, water and cleaning supplies - will make their way up the coast from Tampa to the Panhandle to help those affected by Hurricane Michael.

It's been about a month since red tide first made its way to Pinellas County, but not much has been seen in the last few weeks. That was until Hurricane Michael passed through earlier this week and pushed the algae bloom closer to shore.

Despite mandatory evacuation orders along Florida’s Panhandle many people chose to stay behind and ride out the storm. Among them: Charley and Briney King in Panama City. They spoke on WFSU’s Perspectives show Friday.

Floridians pay a price for living on the coast.

 

Hurricane Michael, which made landfall just shy of a Category 5 storm, ravaged the Panhandle and Big Bend area. The storm destroyed neighborhoods and washed out roads – changing lives forever.

Hurricane Michael Forces Nursing Home, Hospital Evacuations

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More than 30 health-care facilities had to be evacuated as Hurricane Michael damaged buildings and knocked out electricity in the Panhandle, state emergency management officials said Friday.

This month we continue our tour through the zodiac with a stop in Libra where the beauty-obsessed diplomat, the Libra, is paired up with the characteristics that make Pinot Noir such a darling. 


Local philanthropist and entrepreneur Dr. Kiran Patel has invested $60 million dollars in a medical device company that plans to relocate its headquarters to Tampa.


Mote Marine Laboratory is working with Sarasota County to lease, and eventually own, 27 acres of land for a new aquarium at Nathan Benderson Park. 

Milton "Milty" Evans lives in San Antonio with his wife Kelly, and their three freaking adorable daughters Clara, Sadie and Mimi. He works at a job out there - something related to finance, management systems, and eyewear. Anyway, what he does isn’t why I’ve got him here, it’s who he is and the role he’s played in my life. 

Milton "Milty" Evans lives in San Antonio with his wife Kelly, and their three freaking adorable daughters Clara, Sadie and Mimi. He works at a job out there - something related to finance, management systems, and eyewear. Anyway, what he does isn’t why I’ve got him here, it’s who he is and the role he’s played in my life. 

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