Governor Ron DeSantis wins race for another term as Florida’s governor

Ron DeSantis addresses a crowd while President Donald Trump watches at a rally in Tampa, Florida, on July 31, 2018 – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by jctabb Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, won reelection to a second term on Tuesday in a strong victory over Democratic candidate Charlie Crist, adding to his fast rise as

Central Florida visitors and residents urged to stay away from beaches ahead of storm

Storm forming over Florida beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Holly Mazour Over the past week, hurricanes have been quickly developing in the Atlantic. Despite the fact that Hurricanes Lisa and Martin had little effect on Florida, a new disturbance is building up in the Atlantic and might potentially affect Florida in some areas.

FEMA rule opens opportunities for investors to swoop in on real estate

FEMA sign, Headquarters Building – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Bob Korn The devastation brought on by Hurricane Ian can be a large opportunity for real estate investors due to a federal disaster rule that victims are just starting to learn about. Florida residents along the Gulf Coast whose homes were destroyed or damaged by

Central Florida Zoo reopens after four-week closure due to Hurricane Ian

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens Entrance Sign – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by KLiK Photography Long after Hurricane Ian made landfall in the Sunshine State, the devastating storm that drenched the Central Florida region left its mark on one beloved attraction.  The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Sanford, Florida finally managed to

In Florida, a multimillion-dollar battle against mosquitoes has begun in the wake of Hurricane Ian

Swarm of mosquitoes over lake – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: VladKK First came the storm, then, a plague of creepy crawlers. Hordes of pesky mosquitoes have magnified in debris and floodwater left behind in Hurricane Ian’s devastating wake, and now swarm communities in Florida. Local and state officials are waging a multi-million-dollar war against

Flood damage to electric vehicles caused by Hurricane Ian is creating major issues in Florida

Electric vehicle on fire on side of freeway – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: DJSinop As Florida residents and officials continue to sweep away the mess caused by Hurricane Ian, they are discovering that the devastating storm has turned certain vehicles into incendiary devices on several roads, parking lots, and even on the back of

Florida highways will resume tolls this weekend after Hurricane Ian’s effects

Tolls are back – View of Florida highway — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Viktoriya A Florida highway tolls were suspended on Sept. 26 ahead of Hurricane Ian’s impact on the state. Now, motorists on most Florida highways will again pay tolls. Toll authorities, including the Florida Department of Transportation, put out a news release announcing that

Florida citrus growers face tough year ahead with weakest crop since the Great Depression

Citrus fruit growing on crops — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Aoshi VN It’s possible that Florida citrus growers will produce the weakest crop since the Great Depression, which may be unduly optimistic for an industry still recovering from Hurricane Ian as the new season gets underway. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released an initial

Hurricane Ian Update: Hundreds of Central Florida homes underwater

Flooding Hurricane Ian in Central Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — america365 Hundreds of Central Florida homes are still submerged in floodwater as the St. John’s, a famous lazy river on the east side of the peninsula, slowly drains the rainfall that Hurricane Ian historically dropped nearly two weeks ago. Forecasts show the river will remain

Did sharks abandon the waters off of Florida during Hurricane Ian? Experts talk about how hurricanes affect wildlife

Aftermath of Hurricane Ian — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Felix Mizioznikov Florida is known for its incredible wildlife, from the birds that fly high in the sky to the beasts that roam through the swamps and gorgeous beaches. However, Florida’s beauty sometimes gets brutally interrupted, just as it did last month when Hurricane Ian rammed into