Sinkhole Water Tested; Tropical Storm Don 

Posted: 4:06 am Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

By Ann Kelly

 

Pasco County officials tested the water at twenty homes near the 225 foot sinkhole which opened last week in Land O Lakes. Chemicals in the water of the sinkhole were considered hazardous and potentially contained E.coli. No problems were found but the county will work with the Florida Department of Health to monitor the water. A fund has been created to help homeowners affected by the sinkhole through the United Way.

 

Tropical Storm Don is out in the Atlantic just to the east of the Leeward Islands. The storm is expected to weaken and not threaten land. For more storm information and how to prepare for sever weather, visit the Dove Hurricane Center.

 

The new airport shuttle car arrived at Tampa International Airport yesterday, complete with seabird decorations. Each of those cars cost $1.9 million and are part of the SkyConnect project at TIA that will link the new rental car facility and the economy parking garage to the main terminal. SkyConnect should be operational next year.

 

It’s not the kind of news a bride-to-be wants to hear. Alfred Angelo Bridal stores have closed nationwide. The Tampa location told brides their dresses would be shipped FedEx. We have more on the story here. Competitor David’s Bridal has stepped up to help those brides left hanging. They said it would offer  30 percent discounts to brides and 20 percent discounts to bridesmaids who now need new gowns.