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Craig Fugate fumes while Florida sinks in a sea of bulls**t!

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Like a teenager who wants Daddy’s money, but not Daddy’s directives, Gov. Rick Scott is not embarrassed to throw tantrums when the feds fail to pony-up fast enough whenever it rains, even as he sticks his fingers in his ears at unwanted advice like “try rolling up your windows.” Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) director Craig Fugate isn’t having it. Fugate was the wind beneath then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s wings in the horrific hurricane seasons of the decade past. The Bush…

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Tornadoes kill 2 in Manatee County, damage homes in Sarasota

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Florida officials say two adults have been killed and four children have been injured after two tornadoes swept through central Florida. Manatee County EMS officials tell WFLA-TV that several people were injured as severe weather pushed through Duette and Siesta Key in Sarasota and Manatee counties early Sunday morning. Sarasota County officials report damage to multiple homes near Siesta Key. At least one home was destroyed and a woman had to be pulled from the wreckage by first responders. Other…

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Winter is coming, and so is an El Niño pattern in FL

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Federal Emergency Management Agency officials and meteorologists say Floridians should brace themselves for a wet and wild winter, all because of El Nino. The weather pattern happens every few years when the Pacific Ocean warms up around the equator. This year’s is one of the strongest El Ninos on record. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate told The Associated Press that the last time Florida saw such a strong El Nino, dozens people died from tornadoes. Fugate says Floridians should be prepared…

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