Meteorologists, emergency preparedness officials and members of the media from the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area gathered on Thursday to discuss how to communicate best with the public--and each other--when severe weather is approaching.

Officials with the Florida Forest Service say recent rains are not enough to tamp down the hundreds of wildfires raging across the state. Parts of the state are still in a drought.
Photo: University of South Florida

The University of South Florida and Pasco County are dedicating a new outdoor forensic training facility, referred to by some as a “body farm,” to help train a new generation of forensic scientists 

Rain Does Little To Dampen Fire Threats

May 16, 2017

Rain over the weekend helped slow the growth of wildfires in some parts of Florida, but other blazes continued to grow, especially in the southern part of the state.

Forecast Uncertain on Rest of Florida's Fire Season

Apr 17, 2017
Photo: Big Cypress National Preserve via Flickr

The Florida Forest Service says that more than 16,000 acres continue to burn across Florida, and those numbers could climb in the coming weeks.