Rachael Thomas, Tallahassee Democrat

Rachael Thomas

Tallahassee Democrat

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Recent:
  • Tallahassee Democrat
Past:
  • Naples Daily News
  • The News-Press
  • Florida Today
  • TCPalm
  • The Tennessean
  • USA TODAY
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Great Falls Tribune
  • North Jersey News
  • The Des Moines Register

Recent articles by Rachael:

Sam a powerful category 4 hurricane, but not expected to threaten U.S. coastlines

Powerful hurricane Sam continues its slow path over the tropical Atlantic Ocean, but forecasters don't expect the storm to threaten the U.S. coast. → Read More

Larry now a major hurricane; NHC watching second system that could approach northwest Florida

Hurricane Larry is now a Category 3 major hurricane with 120 mph winds. A second system could head toward Florida this week. → Read More

'Extremely dangerous' Category 4 Hurricane Ida to make landfall on Louisiana coast Sunday

Powerful Hurricane Ida could bring flooding rain to parts of the Florida Panhandle as the storm makes landfall Sunday. → Read More

Tropical Storm Fred power outages in Tallahassee and Leon County: See the map

Power outages are expected in Tallahassee and Leon County communities as Tropical Storm Fred approaches the Florida Panhandle. → Read More

Remnants of Tropical Depression Fred in the Atlantic: Track the storm and possible impacts

See where Tropical Depression Fred is, where it's headed and how it may affect Naples. → Read More

Tropics watch: NHC keeping an eye on 2 systems that could impact Caribbean this week

Forecasters are watching two disturbances that could put an end to the monthlong lull in tropical activity. → Read More

Data Center: Explore databases for restaurant inspections, COVID-19 stats, tropics and more

Now you can access searchable databases and easy-to read data visualizations for detailed information on dozens of topics that are important to you. → Read More

Florida vaccines, COVID-19 cases, statewide deaths: See the latest Thursday, May 20

The Florida Department of Health reported 2,893 new COVID-19 cases and 76 newly verified deaths Thursday. → Read More

Florida vaccines, COVID-19 cases, statewide deaths: See the latest Thursday, May 13

As of Thursday, 7,327,823 Florida residents have been fully vaccinated with the coronavirus vaccine, the state reported. See the latest numbers. → Read More

Florida vaccines, COVID-19 cases, statewide deaths: See the latest Wednesday, May 12

As of Wednesday, 7,250,765 Florida residents have been fully vaccinated with the coronavirus vaccine, the state reported. See the latest numbers. → Read More

Meet the new neighbors: What to know about the exotic tropical clawed frog in Florida

You can add a frog with claws to Florida's growing list of unwanted animal tourists. → Read More

Florida counts 5,117 new COVID-19 cases, 163 newly-recorded deaths Thursday, Feb. 18

The Florida Department of Health reported 5,117 new COVID-19 cases and 163 newly verified deaths Thursday. → Read More

COVID-19 in Florida: State reports 7,342 new cases, 157 deaths Wednesday, Feb. 17

The Florida Department of Health reported 7,342 new COVID-19 cases and 157 newly verified deaths Wednesday. → Read More

COVID-19 in Florida: State reports 6,297 new cases, 220 deaths Tuesday, Feb. 16

The Florida Department of Health reported 6,297 new COVID-19 cases and 220 newly verified deaths Tuesday. → Read More

COVID-19 in Florida: State reports 3,615 new cases, 155 deaths Monday, Feb. 15

The Florida Department of Health reported 3,615 new COVID-19 cases and 155 newly verified deaths Monday. → Read More

COVID-19 in Florida: What you need to know Monday, Nov. 23

The Florida Department of Health reported 6.331 new COVID-19 cases and 94 newly verified deaths Monday. → Read More

Tropics watch: Eta moves over Cuba; heavy rain, tropical storm conditions expected in Florida

Tropical Storm Eta is approaching Florida with 60 mph winds. Heavy rain and tropical storm conditions are expected to begin Sunday. → Read More

COVID-19 in Florida: What you need to know Thursday, Nov. 5

The cumulative number of Florida COVID-19 cases is now 827,380 and the reported death toll for state residents is 16,961. → Read More

COVID-19 in Florida: What you need to know Wednesday, Nov. 4

The Florida Department of Health reported 4,423 new COVID-19 cases and 32 newly verified deaths Wednesday. → Read More

Latest election results for Collier County in Florida

Florida is a battleground state and its 29 Electoral College votes play a major role in the election. See the latest election results from Florida. → Read More