Red Tide is back & stronger than ever in Florida beaches

Red Tide — Courtesy: Shutterstock — smcfeeters When there are large concentrations of Karenia brevis, an algae that produces brevetoxins that can kill marine life, the red tide is visible in offshore waters. Algal growth can also result in blooms that color the water a reddish-brown color. Florida is unable to stop the deadly “red

The Sunshine State’s Gulf Coast struggles to rebound after Hurricane Ian

Destruction caused by Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Felix Mizioznikov Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of more than 150 mph, made landfall on Cayo Costa, a barrier island northwest of Cape Coral and Fort Myers, Florida, on September 28. In Florida, it was the

‘Sand is like gold.’ The pricey cost of restoring Florida’s beaches before the next Hurricane hits

Sand walkway to South Beach — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Mia2you The Sunshine State’s beautiful sandy beaches aren’t just one of the biggest money-makers in the state’s tourism industry, they’re also the first line of defense against storm surges and flooding caused by tropical storms and hurricanes. Now, after both coasts were hit during

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