Disney World visitors felt the heat as medical calls spiked this summer | Florida Politics
In roughly 20 years of warnings, the National Weather Service never issued an excessive heat advisory for Orlando.
Until this summer.
Then, suddenly, Orange County had four excessive heat advisories, all in mid-August, as the heat index hit 113 degrees and above. Disney World vacations got dangerously hot.
What does an El Niño winter mean for Florida red tide? | Tampa Bay Times
Last year, Tampa Bay-area red tide outbreaks started in November and lasted through the winter. The toxic algae kept many people off local beaches and resulted in a series of fish kills.
But this fall’s absence of Karenia brevis, the algae that causes red tide, has puzzled researchers.
Could your Miami-Dade neighborhood’s open space help curb flooding? Put it on this list | Miami Herald
It only takes a couple of inches of rain to turn Biscayne Gardens Park, a pocket of green space tucked into the small northeast Miami-Dade neighborhood, into a lake.
The wide open grass patch and sidewalks disappear under floodwater, and all that sticks out are the handful of trees, including the knobby knees of a few bald cypresses.
Maria Perilli, a board member of the Biscayne Gardens Civic Association, said complaints about the park come up at every meeting.
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