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  • Sept 29- Testing of nine wells near a sinkhole at a Mosaic Co fertilizer facility in Florida, site of a massive leak of contaminated water, shows that water meets safe drinking standards for radioactivity and damage has not spread beyond the site, the company said. A sinkhole 45 feet in diameter and 240 feet deep opened in late August at Mosaic's New Wales phosphate...

  • Scott announced his proposal during an Orlando meeting of Enterprise Florida, the state's economic development agency, which is also in danger of being eliminated. "We lost of a lot of projects because we could not be in the game," Scott told Enterprise Florida board members, many of whom are executives at some of the state's largest corporations.

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc across Florida on Friday, causing widespread power outages and flooding before diminishing into a tropical storm and plowing up the Atlantic Coast into the Carolinas with a still-potent mix of high winds and heavy rains. The first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in 11 years, Hermine swept ashore early on...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc across Florida on Friday, knocking out power to nearly 300,000 homes and businesses, flooding low-lying areas and raising concerns about the spread of the Zika virus from pools of standing water left behind. The first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in 11 years, Hermine came ashore early on Friday near the...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc across Florida on Friday, knocking out power to nearly 300,000 homes and businesses, flooding low-lying areas and raising concerns about the spread of the Zika virus from pools of standing water left behind. The first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in 11 years, Hermine came ashore early on Friday near the...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Hurricane Hermine tore a path of destruction across Florida on Friday, knocking out power for 253,000 customers, flooding low-lying areas and raising concerns about the spread of the Zika virus from pools of standing water left behind. The first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in more than a decade, Hermine came ashore early on Friday near...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Hurricane Hermine tore a path of destruction across Florida on Friday, knocking out power for 253,000 customers, flooding low-lying areas and raising concerns about the spread of the Zika virus from pools of standing water left behind. The first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in more than a decade, Hermine came ashore early on Friday near...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Hurricane Hermine tore a path of destruction across Florida on Friday, leaving more than 253,000 homes and businesses without power, flooding low-lying areas and raising concerns about the spread of the Zika virus due to the massive pools of standing water left behind. The first hurricane to make landfall in Florida since Wilma more than a...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Wind and rain from Hurricane Hermine toppled trees and power lines along Florida's northern Gulf Coast, inundating coastal areas with storm surges before it weakened to a tropical storm over land and plowed toward the Atlantic Coast on Friday. Hermine made landfall early on Friday near St. Marks, Florida, 20 miles south of the capital of...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Wind and rain from Hurricane Hermine slammed Florida's northern Gulf Coast before it weakened to a tropical storm and ploughed its way overland towards the Atlantic Coast on Friday. Hermine made landfall early on Friday, bringing heavy rains and packing winds of 80 mph, causing damage and leaving tens of thousands of households without power...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Fierce winds and rain from Hurricane Hermine slammed Florida's northern Gulf Coast on Friday and power outages left tens of thousands of households in the dark. Florida Governor Rick Scott said the storm could lead to deaths and told residents to stay indoors until it had passed. Strong gusts downed power lines and trees as widespread flooding...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Growing winds and driving rain from Hurricane Hermine lashed Florida's northern Gulf Coast on Friday as power outages left tens of thousands of households in the dark in what the state's governor warned would be a potentially lethal storm. Conditions deteriorated as Hermine, a Category 1 hurricane packing winds of 80 mph, made landfall with...

  • Conditions deteriorated as Hurricane Hermine was making landfall, packing winds of 80 mph with several areas in Florida already reporting 5 inches of rain and media reported about 270,000 households had been left without power. Hermine, expected to become the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida since Wilma in 2005, also posed a Labor Day weekend...

  • A satellite image taken September 1, 2016.

    Parts of the Florida Gulf coast were under hurricane warnings as Hurricane Hermine packed 80-mph winds Thursday night, NBC News reports.

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 1- Intensifying winds from Hurricane Hermine lashed Florida's northern Gulf Coast late on Thursday, as residents stocked up on provisions and some fled to higher ground ahead of what the state's governor warned would be a potentially lethal storm. "Hurricane Hermine is strengthening fast and it will impact the majority of our state," Florida...

  • CHICAGO/ MIAMI, Aug 24- Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Wednesday the federal government had so far not delivered all the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support he had requested as the state battles the spread of the virus. On Wednesday, the Florida Department of Health reported a second non-travel related case of Zika in Palm Beach County, bringing the...

  • CHICAGO/ MIAMI, Aug 24- Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Wednesday the federal government had so far not delivered all the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support he had requested as the state battles the spread of the virus. On Wednesday, the Florida Department of Health reported a second non-travel related case of Zika in Palm Beach County, bringing the...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 24- Florida Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday said the federal government has so far not delivered all of the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support he has requested as the state battles the spread of the virus. That followed Tuesday's announcement of Florida's first case of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes in Pinellas County, some 265 miles from...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 24- Florida Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday said the federal government has so far not delivered all of the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support he has requested as the state battles the spread of the virus. That followed Tuesday's announcement of Florida's first case of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes in Pinellas County, some 265 miles from...

  • CHICAGO/ TAMPA, Fla., Aug 23- Florida officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes in Pinellas County, located some 265 miles from Miami, where the first locally transmitted U.S. cases were reported. Steve Huard, acting spokesman for Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, said the case involves a woman without a...