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A Hurricane disaster kit is not something you should be scrambling to assemble as a hurricane makes landfall.

Marissa Alexander, Jacksonville Jaguars, medical marijuana, and Ashley Nicole Chiasson are in the headlines today.

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There are only three days left for Florida residents to stock up on emergency items like batteries and generators and not have to pay sales tax on them.

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With the 2014 hurricane season just beginning, Jacksonville officials are asking residents to become familiar with the city's new evacuation zones.

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is now officially upon us. And it comes in the midst of a historic lull.

Time explains that it's been 3,142 days since a Category 3 hurricane or stronger made landfall in the United States. The last one was Hurricane Wilma, which at its peak had winds of 185 mph and made landfall in Florida in 2005.

"That's an unprecedented streak, going back to 1900—the longest drought before the current one was nearly 1,000 days shorter," Time goes on.

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A new survey by the Automobile Club of America finds that Category 3 hurricanes seem to be the evacuation threshold for the majority of Floridians.

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A nine-day sales tax holiday on items like flashlights, batteries and weather radios is set to begin Saturday  at retailers across Florida.

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Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown has officially released the city's first updated evacuation map since 2005.

The White House is painting a dire picture for every region in the nation, especially South Florida, if action isn't taken to combat climate change. Some states' Republican lawmakers still are not buying it.

Things won't be pretty in South Florida if the latest White House climate assessment is right. You can expect intensified storms and a sea that will keep steadily encroaching on your way of life slowly nipping away at that shore your toes used to trust.

Hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean will be at or below normal levels this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual forecast.

The six-month hurricane season begins June 1.

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Jacksonville officials have issued an ozone warning as temperatures push into the 90's.

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The 2014 Hurricane Season is just two weeks away, and officials continue to remind Floridians to prepare the same no matter the forecast.

Ability Housing, tornadoes, and Jameis Winston are in the headlines today.

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Despite being widely considered a hotspot for senior living, a new report has ranked Florida as only the 39th best state to retire in.

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Residents of the First Coast and communities across Florida have a powerful, new resource in their disaster preparedness tool kit.

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