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Floridians fall behind on flood insurance

Floridians fall behind on flood insurance

When county Floodplain Manager Karen Thornhill tells residents to buy flood insurance, she is speaking from experience. In her younger years, Thornhill opted not to purchase the insurance for her home. Her flood zone code was an X, meaning very low risk. But unexpectedly heavy rains left her house with several inches of standing water. […]

Extension launches comprehensive disaster blog

Extension launches comprehensive disaster blog

Floridians preparing for hurricanes can now access online resource to gather tips, tricks and the latest research to better prepare and better recover from storms. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (UF/IFAS) has launched disaster.ifas.ufl.edu, a blog site dedicated to publishing the university’s statewide database into a user-friendly format. Read the […]

Military Road paved the way for U.S. Highway 98

Military Road paved the way for U.S. Highway 98

Every local motorist and tourist has driven on U.S. Highway 98 at one time or another. Its traffic in recent times due to construction has been a source of frustration; but its existence provides convenient transportation for everyone. More importantly, Highway 98 is a vital artery of revenue for Navarre and the surrounding cities. Each […]