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As US Ponders ISIS Response, First Responders Honored for Role in 9-11Recovery

Thirteen years after the attacks on 9-11, the US needs to remain vigilant against terrorism. That’s according to retired Marine Corps major Dan Pantaleo, who was involved in the recovery effort after a hijacked passenger plane hit the Pentagon, killing 184 people. Pantaleo is the keynote speaker at a 9-11 memorial event for first responders at the Orange County Convention Center Thursday morning. The 13th anniversary of 9-11 comes as the US grapples with how to respond to the organization known as the Islamic State. ISIS as it’s also sometimes called, recently posted online videos showing the killing of two kidnapped American journalists, including South Floridian Steven Sotloff. Pantaleo says the US needs to be ready to respond to the threat posed by the Islamic State. “Americans and … Read More
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State Agencies Study Sea Level Rise Impact


Experts from a range of state agencies gathered Wednesday to share their research on sea level rise. Parts of Florida could face sea level rise of up to five feet by the end of the century. The threat is most acute in low-lying South Florida but extends statewide. In Central Florida rising seas could threaten the Kennedy Space Center. A Department of Health report raises concerns about health problems associated with tainted water and damaged infrastructure. The Panhandle is one of the regions most at risk because there’s less access to public water and sewage disposal. The Department of Environmental Protection is partnering with Florida’s five water management districts to explore how sea level rise might endanger the water supply. … Read More
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