Wildfires in Florida

By: Michele Farfan

Wildfires | Florida Disaster
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Recently there have been severe weather conditions in Florida. Wildfires have broken out in Panama City, Florida . The fires have been rendering families homeless because their property has been burned down. The blazes, which are called Chipola Complex; have burned down more than 34,000 acres. The fires are being fed by dead trees and other vegetation. Fire officials said, ¨This is a living breathing beast.¨  The Bertha Swamp Road is the largest blaze in the Chipola Complex, the fire was more than 33,000 acres in size.  The fires have begun to move towards Tallahassee ,FL. 

Residents should not take any chances with these fires. The fires can be life takers. People in the area are taking necessary precautions and evacuating. No deaths or injuries have been reported so far. Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a news conference that the state was working on providing  $6.1 million to help families affected by the fires. Schools in Tallahassee said on Facebook they would be closed on Monday, March 14, 2022, because teachers and students need to evacuate the area and get to safety.