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What to do when the Waffle House closes: Advice from a hurricane evacuee (originally written Sept. 1, 2017) | Jennifer Rubiello

As Hurricane Dorian bears down on Florida’s eastern coast, I can’t help but think back to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma. I was fortunate enough to evacuate that storm and avoid the worst of it. But so many friends and neighbors lost so much, including 123 Floridians who lost their lives because of hurricane-related causes. 

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News Release | The Public Interest Network

Hurricane season coverage: Data, resources and interview opportunities

The 2019 hurricane season officially gets underway tomorrow (June 1) with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicting between 4 and 8 hurricanes this year. On the heels of the devastating Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael in 2018, The Public Interest Network (which includes U.S. PIRGEnvironment America, and state groups in often-impacted states such as Florida, Georgia, North CarolinaTexas and Virginia) is sharing information to help contextualize the major environmental, health and consumer concerns posed by the hurricanes that will inevitably come this season.

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News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Florida’s Climate Challenges and Solutions

Time is running out to solve the climate crisis, and Florida has much to loose, including our health. But local leaders are stepping up to fill the void of federal and state climate action. In honor of Earth Month, several Florida environmental groups released an updated map quantifying local climate action statewide. 

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News Release | Environment Florida

Florida Clean Energy for All, a table working to advance clean energy, delivers letter to Governor Ron DeSantis calling for action on clean energy

Environmental leaders from the Florida Clean Energy For All (CEFA) table delivered an open letter today - on Earth Day - to Governor Ron DeSantis encouraging strong action to advance clean energy in the era of climate change.

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News Release | Environment Florida

St. Pete approves roadmap to 100 percent renewable energy

Late last night, the St. Petersburg City Council unanimously passed a plan to fulfill the city’s commitment to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. St. Pete now joins Orlando in establishing both a goal and clear path to reaching 100 percent renewable energy citywide.

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