Tropical Storm Nicole; social influences on health; FEMA help in Palatka; early voting and mail ballots
A powerful storm packing torrential rain and damaging winds is on track to slam Florida’s east coast as voters head to the polls for the midterms.
Tropical Storm Nicole is expected to make landfall early Thursday in South Florida, with tropical storm conditions as far north as Georgia. The storm comes as many across Florida continue to endure the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
Guest: Megan Borowski, meteorologist for the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network and Florida Storms.
Social influences on health
On this day that’s making both weather and political news, we want to also take a few minutes to discuss our health.
A symposium was held in our area last week on the social determinants of health. Numerous studies suggest that social factors account for 80% of health outcomes.
FEMA help in Palatka
Even with Tropical Storm Nicole coming, a new disaster recovery center has opened in Palatka for people still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
Guest: Kim Fuller, Office of External Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Early voting and mail ballots
About 30% of registered Duval County voters have already cast a ballot — that’s more than 136,000 people who voted early and 58,000 mail ballots. Republicans have voted early more often than Democrats.