What will Hurricane Nicole impact beyond Florida this week?

Model view from NASA of hurricanes in the Caribbean and Atlantic seas, Hurricane Nicole not pictured – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by lavizzara Hurricane Nicole is on its way to the “Sunshine” State to make its second landfall Wednesday night as a Category 1 hurricane. Nicole first made landfall in the northwestern Bahamas just before

Counties in Central Florida see a significant drop in early-voting participants

People voting at precinct – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Rob Crandall Sunday was the final day of early voting in Osceola, Orange, and Seminole counties. Other counties in Central Florida ended their early voting period on Saturday.  Several voters who participated say it was an easy process. “There wasn’t a wait,” said Nathan Horton,

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

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

Several Central Florida counties are handing out sandbags as Tropical Depression 9 nears

Overview of tropical disturbance, similar to Tropical Depression 9 – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by lavizzara ORLANDO, Fl. – As Tropical Depression 9 gets closer and closer to Florida, models are projecting the wave will cross the Caribbean Sea and hit Florida as a hurricane. The National Hurricane Center described TD9 as “disheveled, however, warm

Fuzzy caterpillars that leave painful, stinging rashes appear in Florida

White Marked Tussock Moth Fuzzy Caterpillars — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Satyashutter Florida officials are warning of fuzzy caterpillars that leave stinging rashes when touched. The white-marked tussock moth caterpillar may have beautiful markings, but be careful! You’ll only want to look, not touch.  “In the past, we have seen outbreaks where people get concerned naturally

Seminole Tribe launches Hard Rock Sportsbook gambling app

Hard Rock Sportsbook App — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Felix Mizioznikov TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Sports betting is officially live in Florida. The Seminole Tribe introduced a new era of gambling on Monday, discreetly launching a new sportsbook app that allows Floridians to place bets on sports. Sports betting officially became legal in October under a

Two South Florida developers are collaborating to bring 5 inland Crystal Lagoons to Central Florida

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by heru sukma cahyanto There are no beaches in Central Florida, but that may soon change after news broke that two major South Florida developers are looking to bring public access lagoons to Central Florida. According to Iván Manzur, Senior Vice President of Sales of Crystal Lagoon US Corp, Hollywood-based investment

Presidential candidates visit Florida: Again. Proving heavy weight in election

Courtesy: Shutterstock by Matt Smith President Donald Trump will be visiting the famed “I-4 Corridor” on Monday evening in an attempt to rally his Florida support base. Conversely, his opponent, Joe Biden will continue his Florida campaign tour with a visit to Broward County on Tuesday. The visit to Florida will mark the beginning of

Florida Severs Ties with Quest Diagnostics Due to Coronavirus Testing Failures

Interior view of Quest Diagnostics in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on August 6, 2020. Photo and Caption: Kit Leong/Shutterstock.com The Florida Department of Health (DOH) and Division of Emergency Management announced Tuesday, September 1, that they were cutting all ties with Quest Diagnostics.  Quest failed to report tens of thousands of results, some even stemming