Environmental crisis leads to economic crisis

Posted at 11:56 PM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 23:56:09-04

FORT MYERS, Fla.-There is a troubling trend flowing from lake okechobee into our economy.

Tourist Development Council reports that there was a 2.5% drop in average occupancy rates for the winter season.
Adding to the crisis,  a new study by the University of Florida says: "Among those who plan to visit Florida in the next three months, more than 70 percent would avoid traveling to an area that has been declared a "state of emergency."