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Intersection: Why Florida Floods


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The parking lot is flooded at Doctors Lake Marina in Orange Park. Photo: Lindsay Kilbride, WJCT

Places across the state saw record-breaking flood waters in the wake of Hurricane Irma. In Jacksonville waters rose feet above the record books and residents had to be evacuated from the rising flood waters.

Now, even a week after the storm, officials are keeping a watchful eye on rivers throughout the state. So why is Florida so flood-prone? And how do we stop the rising water in the state?

Joann Moss is a Geography professor at the University of Florida a joins the program to talk about Florida’s water woes.


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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

Brendan covers the space beat for WMFE, reporting on rocket launches from Florida's Space Coast to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He host's WMFE's space exploration podcast "Are We There Yet?" He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host ... Read Full Bio »

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