Tuesday, September 22, 2020
The Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Repair Program is designed to provide funding for local governments to strategically rebuild and harden infrastructure to prevent or reduce losses from future disasters. Hurricane Michael hit Florida back in October 2018.
The Florida Aquarium tour, in coordination with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Sec. Noah Valenstein and Roger Germann, the president and CEO of the Florida Aquarium, provided an opportunity for discussions concerning the aquarium’s coral reef restoration work in South Florida. Also discussed were National Estuary Program activities that work to protect and restore water quality in the Tampa area.
Home solar rights – particularly a state policy called net metering – might be on the line when the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) hosts a virtual workshop on Sept. 17.
Task Force 4 is a Type 3 US&R Team that consists of more than 40 highly trained fire service personnel from the Orange County, Orlando and Seminole County Fire Departments.
With the 2020 presidential election rapidly approaching, Election Stress Disorder or ESD is at the highest levels in all of history. And this time Americans have to be worried about the very future of democracy itself.
The NOAA noted that “Aquaculture Opportunity Areas expand economic opportunities, use best available science, and minimize interactions with others in the marine environment.” The other selection was federal waters off the coast of Southern California. The two areas were selected due to the potential for more sustainable commercial aquaculture.
Mast introduced the bill on Friday and weighed in on it earlier in the week. His office noted the legislation “would make it illegal for the Army Corps of Engineers to discharge water containing algal blooms with a level of toxicity above the Environmental Protection Agency’s human health standard of 8 parts per billion microcystin.”
At the end of last week, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis issued a statement regarding the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) report that predicts an extremely active hurricane season.
The typical jokes were flying around social media, with one meme showing a single palm frond on the ground with the words "Hurricane Isaias, we will rebuild". But now it's time to get serious. It has been estimated that 41 percent of all hurricanes that reach the United States make landfall in the peninsula, and Isaias was a stark reminder that Florida residents need to be fully prepared each hurricane season.