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Drought caused illness

Cedarville, Ohio
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Drought caused illness

There is a rumor circulating that the drought in Orlando has led to spore contamination in groundwater that is making people ill. We will be vacationing there. Is this true?

Scotland, United...
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1. Re: Drought caused illness

No word on Forum so far, plus I follow a couple on youtube, who stay just outside Orlando and no mention on there.

Scotland, United...
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2. Re: Drought caused illness

Sons over in Orlando working he hasn't mentioned this. Where did you hear it. I know there's a heatwave but didn't hear of drought.

Dublin, Ireland
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for Sligo, Dublin
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3. Re: Drought caused illness

We're just back - plenty of rain most afternoons as is usual at this time of the year. We didn't hear or see anything on the news about a drought.

Tampa, Florida
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4. Re: Drought caused illness

There is NO drought in Florida or Orlando at this time.

Iowa
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5. Re: Drought caused illness

lol

Destination Expert
for Orlando, Walt Disney World
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6. Re: Drought caused illness

In some areas of the state,there has been a drought with little rain. But of all the things I worry about in planning a vacation,spore contamination has never occurred to me. Ever

Orlando
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7. Re: Drought caused illness

If there is a drought, why have I seen rain nearly every day this week?

I had tap water in my coffee this morning, and I am not dead yet.

Where in the hell did you hear that? Wait a minute, I guess on the internet LOL.

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for Orlando, Walt Disney World
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8. Re: Drought caused illness

Because you live in a part of Florida where it is raining . Do you think what happens to you is everyone's experience?Melbourne,Palm Bay and much of the Space Coast has had very little rain-they had some yesterday but not much the prior week. You see,its a different place than Orlando.

Orlando, Florida
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9. Re: Drought caused illness

Well given that the OP says "drought in Orlando" I think it's safe to say they aren't concerned about if the space coast has had rain.

And here is a map that was updated July 19th that shows no drought in the state except a small dry spot way up in the northern section.

…unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx…

And another with slight variations again showing no drought in Central Florida

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/drought/201606

I agree with surffish, we have had typical rain patterns the last month or so.

Edited: 22 July 2016, 18:05
Cedarville, Ohio
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588 posts
116 reviews
10. Re: Drought caused illness

Great, Thanks for all your information. The information came from a rather unreliable source (sister in law) but my wife insisted that I investigate. Now I can tell my wife that her sister was wrong again for the fiftieth time. (She probably got it from the Nation... Enqui...).