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Florida health officials issue public health emergency amid hepatitis A outbreak

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – A public health emergency has been declared in Florida following a Hepatitis A outbreak. The state surgeon general said there has been a big increase in cases. The Health Department said several counties are critically impacted by the virus including Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Sumter and Volusia counties. CONTINUE READING Keep Reading

Here’s how activity stirring in tropics could affect Central Florida

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – Things are staying busy in the tropics as we dive deeper into hurricane season. Shower activity associated with the tropical wave over the Eastern Caribbean Sea remains very disorganized, according to News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges. “This system is expected to move west and northwest with no significant development, producing locally… Keep Reading

Storm chances increase Sunday

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – After just a few storms Saturday, the coverage of storms will once again increase Sunday. Load up on the sunscreen, but there will be more clouds than sun again Sunday. A few showers develop around lunch, but the heavier storms form just inland of the beaches and will push inland.  The… Keep Reading

Storms stream across Central Florida

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – An unsettled weather pattern across Central Florida has led to scattered showers and thunderstorms. “There is a frontal boundary stalled or just to the north of our area acting as a focal point for scattered showers and storms, much like we saw Thursday,” News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. “This boundary will… Keep Reading

Rain expected all day in Central Florida

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – A front is bringing more rain to Central Florida. “Unsettled conditions with lots of tropical moisture in place will bring on and off scattered showers and storms throughout Thursday,” News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. “There is the chance for strong gusty winds, as well and very heavy downpours and frequent… Keep Reading

Tropics watch: Weather system meanders across Gulf

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – The National Hurricane Center is keeping tabs on a weather system in the Gulf of Mexico. As of Wednesday morning, a disorganized area of showers is located over the northwestern Gulf. This area, associated with a frontal boundary, will meander across the northern Gulf for the next couple days,” News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges… Keep Reading

Lion exhibit coming to Brevard Zoo in 2021

SOURCE: Brevard Zoo officials plan to open a lion exhibit in 2021, featuring the popular predators as a high-profile showpiece of the Expedition Africa loop. “One of the real tragedies in Africa the last few years is, we’ve realized we’ve lost 50% of our lion population. That is a major issue,” said Keith Winsten,… Keep Reading

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