Red tide caused Florida to lose $2.7 billion in only one year

Red Tide algae bloom in the ocean – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Alfred Rowan Due to a decline in tourism, Florida’s poisonous red tide has resulted in losses of billions of dollars in just one year. According to a recent research by the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management published in

‘Extreme’ risk from Hurricane Lee for East Coast beaches

Geocolor image in the eye of hurricane (Hurricane Lee not pictured) – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Trong Nguyen Hurricane Lee doubled its wind speeds in just one day, increasing its intensity on Thursday, then slammed into the west on Friday morning with 155 mph winds. The Category 4 storm, however, appeared to have peaked

Reports of flamingo sightings are flooding in from areas where the birds are not often seen. Hurricane Idalia could be to blame

Close up of flamingos — Courtesy: Shutterstock — PaniYani When you think of a flamingo, you presumably envision watering holes in Africa, the Caribbean, or Florida–or almost anywhere else besides Waynesville, Ohio. Therefore, last week, when Jacob Roalef saw Facebook posts about flamingos at Ceasar Creek State Park near Dayton, he hurried to see them

Will Florida be affected by Hurricane Lee, which is expected to intensify into a powerful Category 4 storm?

Rain causes flooding (Tropical Depression 13, Hurricane Lee, not pictured) – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Michael Julian Photograph The National Hurricane Center predicts that by the end of the week, Tropical Depression 13 in the Atlantic Ocean will strengthen into a strong Category 4 hurricane.  Lee, the following name on the list for the

Evacuations begin along Florida’s Gulf Coast due to Tropical Storm Idalia

Tropical Storm Idalia heads towards Florida (Not pictured): Overview of tropical disturbance – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by lavizzara Caribbean Tropical Storm Idalia is predicted to become a hurricane on Monday and hit Florida’s Gulf Coast on Tuesday or Wednesday as a Category 3 storm, bringing with it a potentially fatal storm surge, damaging winds,

Emergency declared for much of Florida as potential tropical storm builds in the Gulf of Mexico

Tropical storm in Caribbean blowing gusts of wind against palm trees – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Drew McArthur As a weather system off the coast of Mexico was expected to become a tropical storm by Sunday, forecasters are warning of potential flash flooding and landslides across the eastern Yucatan peninsula and western Cuba, and

Tropical Storm Emily develops in the Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Causes Flooding on Streets – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Alexandru Chiriac According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Emily developed on Sunday in the Atlantic Ocean, becoming the fifth named storm of the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Although Emily is anticipated to be a brief storm with no effect on Florida,

Category six hurricane? A popular TikTok video asserts that a powerful hurricane would “destroy” Florida

Hurricane Aerial View – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by elRoce According to a video that has already gone popular on TikTok, a Category 6 storm will hit Florida and the Carolinas on September 6. According to the video, which has received close to 2 million views, meteorologists are not discussing this storm. This is so

Florida’s water temperatures rise above 100 degrees as some reefs experience a huge coral bleaching disaster

Aerial view of coral reefs in the Florida Keys – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Bertl123 As a catastrophic bleaching catastrophe and die-off due to high ocean temperatures sweep across reefs in the Florida Keys, an urgent rescue effort is underway to preserve Florida coral species from extinction. Coral experts told CNN that a terrible

Here’s everything you need to know about the Sunshine State’s upcoming 2023 hurricane sales tax holiday

Aisles full of supplies at Home Depot – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by QualityHD Starting now, you can purchase home items with no sales tax for the next 12 days in preparation for this year’s hurricane season. May 27th through June 9th is the first of Florida’s two Disaster Preparedness sales tax holidays, and August