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May 27, 2018

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 9/13/2017

"A couple of college kids powered by Red Bull could knock something together in few days if they were given access to the raw data. Why can’t our governments do better? "

-- Kevin Bohacz, a Lake Worth resident who evacuated to North Carolina

Floridians aren’t just facing a traffic bottleneck as they attempt to return home after mandatory evacuations from the storm, they are also facing an information juggernaut as Gov. Rick Scott’s office controls the flow of developments and delays the release of any bad news.

How many search and rescue operations had been conducted by state teams? Which roads are closed or blocked due to flooding? Which gas stations received a state highway patrol escort to receive gas? Which evacuation routes are facing fuel shortages? Which assisted living facilities were evacuated because of no generators?

State officials acknowledged Monday they track this data, but they wouldn’t make it available to the public.

Read more at the Times/Herald.

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