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May 23, 2024

Just in time for a sweltering weekend: A heat risk forecast

The National Weather Service is launching a new heat risk forecast to warn people of potentially long durations of dangerous…

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May 16, 2024

OPINION | Author’s Saturday talk should be a hotter topic

Author Jeff Goodell will speak Saturday at Jacksonville’s main library about his book, The Heat Will Kill You First.…

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Gilberto Lujano, 49, wipes sweat from his face after while working on a roof on May 2, 2023, in Homestead. | Matias J. Ocner, Miami Herald
May 14, 2024

Heat risks increase for workers in the South, study says

After Florida lawmakers this year barred local heat protections for workers, a new study concludes that excessive heat puts their…

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May 9, 2024

Heat index could hit triple digits in Jacksonville

Temperatures this week could be the hottest of the year across the Sunshine State, hitting mid- to upper-90s in North…

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Members of WeCount, an organization of outdoor workers demanding workplace protections against extreme heat, chant before a news conference July 18, 2023, at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center in Miami. | Wilfredo Lee, AP
March 1, 2024

Florida may ban heat protections for workers

Pending legislation would block local governments from guaranteeing outdoor workers access to shade, clean water, rest breaks and even heat…

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A truck plows through floodwaters in St. Augustine.
November 29, 2023

First Coast counties unite in fight against climate threats

Seven counties are participating in the Resilient First Coast Collaborative, a attempt to jointly battle the effects of climate change.…

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September 27, 2023

Strong El Niño could bring warm, wet weather by winter

NOAA’s updated weather outlook indicates a slightly increased confidence of a strong El Niño event.…

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August 16, 2023

OPINION | Resiliency begins with us 

Will we look back and say we did our best on an individual level to fight climate change?…

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Jacksonville Fire and Rescue personnel help a man as the temperature hits 94 degrees on Aug. 1, 2023. l Michelle Corum
August 9, 2023

Waves of heat-weary Jaxsons turn for medical help

The number of heat-related calls to Jacksonville Fire and Rescue has nearly doubled since last year.…

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People try to stay cool in James Weldon Johnson Park in Jacksonville. | Steven Ponson, WJCT News 89.9
August 8, 2023

As Jacksonville bakes, people seek relief wherever they can

The oppressive heat prompted the city to open cooling centers Tuesday. The homeless, elderly and outdoor workers are at particular…

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Jacksonville's chief health officer, Sunil Joshi, describes how the number of Southeast U.S. heat related emergency room visits for two weeks of July has more than doubled since two years ago. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
July 31, 2023

Heat wave fires up city plan for cooling centers

Jacksonville’s plan calls for using buses, city libraries and community centers as cooling centers when extreme heat is forecast.…