Episode 17

Slow burn


October 2nd, 2019

11 mins 13 secs

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About this Episode

Sunrise looks at new rules from Florida’s Agriculture Department imposing limits on forest and agricultural burning. Before any controlled burn of an entire field of sugarcane remnants, they will now have to check things like fog and the air quality index.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— Good news for hard-hit Bay County. The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved almost $160 million to help pay for the cost of hurricane debris removal.

— Speaking of the Panhandle, there’s a major kerfuffle at Rebuild 850 — the organization created to aid in the recovery of the region after Hurricane Michael. Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham was removed as co-chair of the committee because of tweets she made that were critical of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

—A group of Florida faith leaders signed onto a letter-writing campaign from the Church World Service to U.S. Senators Marco Rubio, Rick Scott and the rest of Congress urging them to restore the U.S. refugee acceptance program.

— Florida Man Nathaniel Collier, a vendor at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium, charged a fan $362 apiece for two beers. He was promptly arrested.