Wildfires, hurricanes, and lessons on cooperation from Florida Panhandle

Posted on AllSides August 10th, 2022
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Environment, Natural Disaster, Wildfires, Florida
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Wildfires made worse by a hurricane years earlier in Florida’s Panhandle show how connected environmental events can be – and the value of cooperation in working to prevent and respond to them.

Jody Daniels has witnessed a fire or two in his life spent in the Florida Panhandle. He spent years fighting back flames at the side of his father, who was the volunteer fire department chief in unincorporated Kinard for four decades. Now he’s the fire chief himself.

But Mr. Daniels had never witnessed anything like the Bertha Swamp...

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