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The continuing plagues of Hurricane Michael

In this recent story from the Panama City News-Herald, continuing impacts from Hurricane Michael are discussed. They include an increased chance of bad wildfires due to all of the tree debris in the Florida panhandle, flooding from both damming of streams by large trees and the lack of trees to soak up rain water, and the increase in insect pests like mosquitoes that are expected due to the standing water. You can read it here.

A wildfire that officials say quickly spread through dead trees that still hadn’t been cleared after Hurricane Michael forced the evacuation of nearly two dozen homes in Florida’s Panhandle on March 31, 2019. [Florida Forest Service]