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Lat: 28.55°N / Lon: -81.34°W | Elev: 102 ft. | Last update: 4 Oct 23:53 pm EDT

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Dewpoint: 58°F
Humidity: 73%
Barometer: 30.03 in.
Winds: 7 (get wind direction from Windd)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

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Hurricane Ian’s Florida death toll at 44

By Saturday evening, the figure of deaths attributed to Hurricane Ian had nearly doubled to 44 deaths, with 30 in Lee County, where Ian had battered the southwest coast of the peninsula.
Hurricane Ian flooded a hospital and forced evacuations from dozens of nursing homes – many health facilities face rising risks from severe storms
Health care services are essential at any time, but when disasters strike, those services become even more crucial as injuries rise.
One confirmed death, 20 unconfirmed from Hurricane Ian; 1.9 million still without power in Florida
1.9 million homes and businesses are still without power, according to information from a news conference Friday morning.
Orange County eligible for FEMA assistance after Hurricane Ian
Individuals and households in Orange County can apply for temporary housing assistance, basic home repairs, and certain other uninsured disaster-related needs.
Demings calls for full federal aid to Florida in recover from Hurricane Ian
 Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) wrote to President Biden asking him to approve a temporary 100% federal cost-share for all emergency protective services in response to Hurricane Ian. Rep. Demings …
Weather Alert: Hurricane Ian pounds Florida with catastrophic winds and storm surge
Ian is a tropical storm whose center is about to emerge off the Florida Space Coast after raking through the peninsula Wednesday.
When the power grid goes out, could solar and batteries power your home?
In many disasters, people are starting to ask whether rooftop solar and battery storage systems can keep the lights on and the air conditioner running when the power grid can’t.

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Which wetlands should receive federal protection? The Supreme Court revisits a question it has struggled in the past to answer
The U.S. Supreme Court opens its new session on Oct. 3, 2022, with a high-profile case that could fundamentally alter the federal government’s ability to address water pollution. Sackett v. EPA …
Weather Alert: Hurricane Ian intensifies to Category 3
I​an rapidly intensified into a major hurricane at 2:30 a.m. EDT and then made landfall in western Cuba two hours later. It will emerge over the waters of the southeast Gulf of Mexico later Tuesday.
DOH: How to build an emergency supply kit for Hurricane Ian
As Hurricane Ian approaches, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County wants to ensure you and your family are prepared. We encourage you to start gathering your supplies now.
District prepares for Hurricane Ian: Emergency Operations Center Activated to Level 2
The St. Johns River Water Management District is closely monitoring Hurricane Ian and is taking proactive measures to help manage the anticipated rainfall in the coming days.
Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Watch issued for Orange County
A tropical storm watch is now in effect for Orange County. Residents are encouraged to stay prepared and continue to monitor the latest weather updates.
Weather Alert: Hurricane Ian takes aim at Florida
Rainfall accumulations of 2-4” before the event will increase flooding concerns area-wide. Residents and visitors should prepare for heavy rain, gusty winds, and possible tornadoes
Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Ian expected to strengthen rapidly
Additional flooding and rises on area streams and rivers cannot be ruled out, especially in Central Florida, given already saturated antecedent conditions.
Hurricane Prep: Sandbags available in Apopka, Orange County
The City of Apopka and Orange County Government are giving its residents the opportunity to acquire sandbags in preparation for what could be a significant rain event.
District urges preparedness as forecast puts Florida in tropical depression's path
The St. Johns River Water Management District is closely monitoring Tropical Depression Nine and is preparing for potential heavy rainfall throughout the region.
National Hurricane Center: Keep watch on new storm that could hit FL as hurricane
A newly formed tropical depression that formed late last night could spell trouble for Floridians early next week with a possibility of forming into a major hurricane.
New road through this Florida state forest is an idea going the wrong way
State forests in Florida get far less acclaim, perhaps because they lack mermaids and hippos. There are nearly 40 of them, totaling more than 1 million acres.
Turning Florida’s rural lands into urban sprawl is a tragedy worthy of Shakespeare
Florida is home to a lot of imperiled species like the panther, of course, and the Key deer, the manatee, the gopher tortoise, and a whole lot more.
5 Ways You Can Save the Earth
Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or not, here are some simple tips that will help you save the earth.
UN Study: Nearly half of global septic systems work inadequately
According to the United Nations, nearly one-fourth of the world’s wastewater comes from residential septic systems. But only 48% of such systems adequately treat wastewater.
Peanut Butter, Poinsettias, and Trees: UF/IFAS announces its October schedule of classes for Apopka and Orange County
UF/IFAS Extension continues its classes and programs for Apopka and Orange County residents in October.