Florida Gov. DeSantis announces 1st Disaster Recovery Center, financial relief programs in wake of Ian
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday the activation of the state’s first Disaster Recovery Center in Fort Myers, with more expected to open in the coming weeks, for Floridians impacted by the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Ian.
Florida couple offers free beer as way to meet the neighbors
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A Florida couple came up with a great way to meet their new neighbors after moving into their home during the coronavirus pandemic. They offered free beer. We will be in our driveway with drinks, ready to meet any neighbors who would like to stop by. But once the “Free Beer” sign was placed outside, the neighbors started venturing over. We had a few people do a double take, free beer is a pretty easy way to get people to show up,” said Thomas Evans.
Video of men playing Uno in middle of Florida traffic goes viral
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A video of three men playing cards at a folding table while waiting for a traffic light to change at a Florida intersection is going viral. The TikTok video was posted earlier this week with the caption “Florida back at it with the long lights.”The video has more than a million likes and thousands commented on the card game. The video doesn’t specify what Florida city they were in, but thousands took the opportunity to rant about their most hated local intersections in the comments.
Red tide cited after manatees, thousands of fish found dead in Florida
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – There’s a water crisis in Southwest Florida that is wreaking havoc on wildlife. Thousands of fish and several manatees have washed up dead because of red tide. On Tuesday, three manatees washed ashore, and WINK News reports that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission claims this year there are higher than normal manatee deaths from red tide. “I hate to say it, but it’s like a natural disaster if you ask me,” said Englewood resident Jane Tellor to WINK News. It’s so bad that Lee County commissioners declared a local state of emergency and need funding to remove the massive amounts of dead fish.