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Powerball numbers for Wednesday, Aug. 30, as jackpot climbs to $386 million

Will a $2 Powerball ticket make you a millionaire? As they say, "it could happen to you." In a week, jackpot shot up from $313 million to $386 million


Rick Scott and Jim Cantore encourage hurricane preparedness in Weather Channel video

Rick Scott, wearing a U.S. Navy cap, joined Jim Cantore to urge watchers to store supplies, follow evacuation orders and stay safe this storm season.


Hurricane Idalia: Flooding along Gulf Coast causes fires, road closures, destroyed homes

Hurricane Idalia brings flooding to communities along Florida's Gulf Coast that causes fires, road closures and destroyed homes.


Like Hurricane Michael, Idalia was as big as Colorado. How storm's size compares to others

Mention "Hurricane Andrew" & many Floridians will shudder. Storm was tiny, reaching peak diameter of 200 miles but it devastated South Florida in 1992


Brevard Kiteboarding on the Banana River During Hurricane Idalia

Kiteboarders in Brevard take advantage of outer band winds from Hurricane Idalia.


Hurricane Idalia in Florida: A 'meteorological sneeze' separates fortune from utter ruin

Idalia could have marked the first time on record that Leon County ever saw sustained hurricane-strength winds. Instead, the county saw a peak gust of 55 mph.


Record Alafia River flooding swamps Hillsborough County neighborhood

The Alafia River smashed its previous record high water level set during Hurricane Frances in 2004, according to National Weather Service data.


National Guard Helicopters Forming in Melbourne for Hurricane Rescue

Florida National Guard helicopters at Sheltair at Melbourne Orlando Intl. Airport prepare to head to Hurricane Idalia search and rescue efforts.


Who is Debbie Mucarsel-Powell? And why is she running against Rick Scott?

Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, a Miami area Democrat, is Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott's latest challenger in his reelection bid.


Gov. DeSantis sees upside to loss of historic oak, split in half by Hurricane Idalia

Although exact age is unknown it appears the tree dates to the administration of Gov. Cary Hardee, 1921 - 1925, and the creation of six new counties.


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