ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - FEMA chief Craig Fugate and National Hurricane Center Director Rick Knabb are challenging emergency managers to help educate coastal residents and developers about hurricane hazards. Fugate says officials should factor disaster preparedness into coastal development. Knabb says people along the East and Gulf coasts should know if they live in an evacuation zone.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The harsh winter has left some Florida Panhandle property owners with dead palms, citrus and other non-native trees. Experts say the problem is that residents are drawn to stereotypical Florida landscaping that isn't designed to survive a hard freeze. Temperatures dipped into the 20s and below across the region this winter.
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) - State wildlife officials are defending the killing of a half dozen bears following a bear attack on a Lake Mary woman. They say there was nowhere the bears could go in Florida where they wouldn't risk having contact with humans. It's unclear whether the bear that attacked Terri Frana on Saturday was one of those killed.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to the International Space Station. NASA confirmed the launch date, two days after a last-minute rocket leak delayed the delivery mission.
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