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Florida Forest Service Deploys Task Force to Assist With South Florida Wildfires

Tallahassee, Fla.– Today, the Florida Forest Service is deploying a Task Force from the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend regions to South Florida to assist with wildfire suppression efforts. Resources include 16 personnel, 2 tractor-plows, 2 heavy dozers, and 2 brush trucks. Currently, there are 46 fires burning 4,072 acres across Florida. Of those, 29 are south of the I-4 corridor and are burning 4,017 acres.

Florida Forest Service Forecast Fire Danger Indices

Reefs in the Caribbean Facing Heat Stress Condition

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says the heat stress conditions for reefs are predicted to be at bleaching levels in the Caribbean over the period September to December this year.

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