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Time running out for people looking to flee Irma

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Roads became clogged and fuel supplies strained as more than 1 million people were told to find shelter inland, upstate or in neighboring states in advance of massive Hurricane Irma, which will blanket most of Florida this weekend.

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Port Tampa Bay slated for $9M in federal budget

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Port Tampa Bay is one of three Florida seaports that could advance harbor deepening projects in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spending plan announced last week. Port Tampa Bay would get $9 million in congressionally-approved discretionary funds, as well as $17.5 million to JAXPORT and $2.8 million for Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. “Since 2011, we have invested over $1 billion in state funding in our 15 world-class seaports and we appreciate the Trump Administration understanding the important role…

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Report: Port Tampa Bay lagging behind other Florida ports

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Port Tampa Bay is lagging behind other Florida seaports when it comes to the throughput of shipping containers, reports WFTS Tampa Bay. Port Tampa Bay CEO Paul Anderson exuded plenty of positivity during his 2017 State of the Port address, bragging about “over 37 million tons” of containers coming in, and calling the port “the number one port in the state of Florida.” While it is the largest port in the state, land-wise, WFTS reporter Jarrod Holbrook says Port Tampa Bay is…

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Travelers lose 25,000 items in Florida airport rampage

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Dan and Janice Kovacs and their two children were passing through airport security when the gunfire erupted. They were shoeless — with wallets, passports and carry-on items chugging along a conveyor belt — when they sprang into the mass of people running to safety. Now they’re among stranded travelers at Fort Lauderdale trying to recover what the airport director says are 25,000 pieces of luggage, cellphones and other belongings separated from their owners during Friday’s shooting rampage. “We have no…

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Go-ahead given for deepening Port Everglades

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been given the green light to move forward with a plan to deepen and widen Port Everglades. Port officials said Thursday that the corps can move ahead with the project now that President Obama signed into the law last week the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act. The project will deepen the port’s navigational channel to 48 feet from 42 feet and widen the entrance so that cargo ships can get past…

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Rick Scott touts growth of four major Florida ports

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Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday announced that recent growth in Florida’s four largest ports has catapulted them further into national prominence. Scott cited a recent report by the Journal of Commerce on the 10 fastest-growing ports in the nation for overall volume of imports and exports, which placed PortMiami and Port of Palm Beach tied for No. 2 in the nation, Port Everglades at No. 7, and Jacksonville’s JAXPORT at No. 8 nationally. The report also listed PortMiami as the No. 4 fastest-growing port for imports as…

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Has oil spill entered Gulf Stream, reached Fort Lauderdale?

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From the Broward New Times:  the Yesterday, a Fort Lauderdale-based yacht captain, was boating about 12.5 miles offshore from Port Everglades when he and his passengers noticed the oil slick pictured above.  According to the captain, the slick was about a half-mile long. It was unlike anything he had seen in years on the water. He collected a water sample. He wondered: Could it be from the oil spill in the Gulf? Continue reading here.

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