- 3:24 am Friday, September 22nd, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Pinellas and Polk county students will make up the days missed due to Hurricane Irma. In Polk they’ll stop early release to make up the time and in Pinellas the first make up day is Oct. 16th with more to be announced at the end of the month. Pasco County schools won’t cancel any planned days off but will adjust the regular school days to make up for the lost time.
- 3:30 am Thursday, September 21st, 2017 by Ann Kelly
There is an Amber alert for four Manatee County who may have been abducted by their mother. Jaimia Gadeaun does not have custody of her children, but was visiting the kids and their grandmother last Friday and disappeared with them shortly after that, and authorities are concerned the four children may be in danger. For more information please click here.
The free ride is over on Florida toll roads. Effective at 12:10 am this morning, tolls are once again being charged. They had been lifted after Hurricane Irma walloped Florida.
- 4:06 am Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Hurricane Irma may be gone, but now the scammers are moving in to the state. The greatest threats seem to be with so-called contractors that want you to sign away your Assignment of Benefits. The Florida They had been halted after Hurricane Irma Hit.
- 3:43 am Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Hurricane Mariah is now a Category 5 storm with 160 mph winds. Hurricane warnings are up for Puerto Rico, the US and British Virgin Islands, as well as Guadeloupe and Dominica. The storm’s present track would keep it away from Florida. You can see track and updates on Hurricane Jose and what is left of Lee, which is falling apart and no threat to anyone in the Dove Hurricane Guide.
- 3:38 am Monday, September 18th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
The Bucs win big in their home opener at Raymond James Stadium Sunday. The final score was 29-7. Their next game will the road opener at Minnesota.
There are three tropical systems on the map today – Hurricane Jose is moving up the eastern coastline of the US and is no threat to Florida. Tropical Depression Lee is expected to fall apart; and then there’s Hurricane Maria. It’s too early to know when or if she’ll make landfall, but you can track the storm in the Dove Hurricane Guide.
Flooding is major concern for residents who live along the [More]
- 7:30 am Saturday, September 16th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
If you’re still without power Duke Energy has updated their approximate restoration times. Pinellas County still has the most residents without out power at just under 60,000. Duke also will not charge customers late fees or reconnection fees due to non-payment due to to Hurricane Irma.
All counties in the Bay area are eligible for disaster relief from FEMA. Pasco, Citrus and Highlands were added late yesterday after complaints were issued when the original list came out. See if you qualify. To find a Disaster Relief Center, or if you need more information call 1-800-621-3362.
School will resume for students in Hillsborough, [More]
- 3:28 am Friday, September 15th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Pet shelters on both sides of the bay suffered losses after Hurricane Irma. Someone stole a generator and all their tools from the shed at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. And over at the Humane Society of Pinellas, their building suffered $15,000 worth of damage. All the pets had been evacuated safely before that. To help just click on those links.
There are two new tropical systems out in the Atlantic to monitor, and forecasters say there is a good chance for both to develop into something stronger. No worries for the weekend, but you can monitor both in [More]
- 3:34 am Thursday, September 14th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Getting home for some evacuees is getting a lot more difficult. The Sante Fe River has risen 15 feet thanks to Hurricane Irma. Right now it’s reported US 27 and the US 41 bridges are closed in High Springs, and it’s possible that portion of 75 may have to be closed due to flooding to the south of I-10 and north of 441. Check with Florida 511 for constant updates..
All counties in the Bay area are eligible for disaster relief from FEMA. Pasco, Citrus and Highlands were added late yesterday after complaints were issued when the original [More]
- 4:10 am Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Some power is starting to be restored after Hurricane Irma swept through the Bay area. At one point there were half a million homes and business without power. Pinellas County has had the most customers in the dark with over 400,000 at one point. If you’re still without power, contact Duke, TECO or FDL. We have their numbers in the Dove Hurricane Guide.
Many counties in Florida are now eligible for disaster relief from FEMA, including Hillsborough and Pinellas. See if you qualify or to find a Disaster Relief Center here, or if you need more information call 1-800-621-3362
Gassing up may [More]
- 10:00 am Saturday, September 9th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Monday, Sept 11th, 4 am
Hurry up and wait. That’s life at the Hillsborough EOC between last night and this morning. Watching Irma come up the coast, make landfall on Marco Island then make that right hand turn that took the eye over Polk County. They took a real pounding and now we wait for dawn so they can head out to check safety of the roads and assess damage. So please don’t even think about sightseeing. Stay in place until safe. Wait for the all clear for your area before trying get on the road. We’re all [More]