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FEMA chief preaches local preparedness for disasters

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida officials shouldn’t rely on the federal government to be on the ground everywhere a day or days after the next natural disaster, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday during the annual Governor’s Conference on Hurricanes. FEMA Administrator Brock Long bluntly stressed that his agency and others that […]

AAA Study: Hit-and-Run Deaths on the Rise in FL

An average of 682,000 hit-and-run crashes have occurred each year since 2006, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. (Pixabay) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida is part of a growing trend of deadly hit-and-run accidents across the country, according to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Florida’s heavy influx of tourists roaming major […]