- 3:42 am Thursday, August 31st, 2017 by Ann Kelly
There’s a new tropical system out there, expected to reach hurricane status sometime today. Irma is out in the Atlantic and for her projected path just click here. And the call has gone out for blood donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. You can find the closest donor location here, and don’t forget to log on to make a monetary donation to hurricane relief.
- 3:27 am Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
The Houston Astros have made Tropicana Field their temporary home thanks to Harvey. They started a three game stand against the Texas Rangers last night. All proceeds from ticket sales, concessions and parking will go toward disaster relief.
A Houston police officer on his way to work is now one of Harney’s victims. Sgt. Steve Perez drowned in his own patrol car. To help the victims of Harvey here with a donation to the Red Cross. The remnants of Harvey are now headed for Louisiana.
- 3:36 am Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Heavy rain on both sides of the Bay triggered flood warnings yesterday. Hillsborough County responders had to rescue at least four people from flood areas, and sandbags were given out. Heavy rains are possible again today.
Victims of Hurricane Harvey are getting some additional help from crews from the Bay area. Fire Department crews with specialized water training along with local power company employees also headed up yesterday, along with the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. You can help the victims of Harvey here with a donation to the Red Cross. There have been at least ten deaths attributed [More]
- 3:41 am Monday, August 28th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Manatee and Sarasota counties are under a flood watch through this evening. A tornado tore through Manatee county Saturday night. That same system could become a tropical depression as it heads across the state and into the Atlantic. Disaster officials in Manatee County did open a few shelters last night and you may find some roads closed by flooding.
Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded but the torrential rains continue across the lower regions of Texas. At least two deaths are being blamed on the storm. Numerous water rescues continue, especially in the Houston area where no mandatory evacuation order [More]
- 3:32 am Friday, August 25th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Tampa City Council voted 6-1 to allow medical marijuana dispensaries and process facilities within city limits at yesterday’s meeting. Charlie Miranda was the only one to vote against the measure.
That water main break will continue to keep the westbound lanes of Fletcher Ave from 75 to Telecom Parkway closed for some time. When that main broke it actually formed a cavern under the street.
Hurricane Harvey is a category two hurricane as of Friday morning and is heading straight for landfall in Texas. Evacuations are underway along the coastline for what is expected to be the first major hurricane [More]
- 3:37 am Thursday, August 24th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Just one winning Powerball ticket came up in last night’s drawing. That ticket is worth almost $759 million dollars, and was sold in Massachusetts. That’s the largest jackpot ever sold for a single ticket.
A water main break will keep the westbound lanes of Fletcher Ave from 75 to Telecom Parkway closed for some time. When that main broke it actually formed a cavern under the street.
There’s a bill under consideration in Tallahassee that would forbid anyone in the SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to buy soda. The Department of Children and Family Services needs federal [More]
- 3:55 am Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Hotel guests will be allowed to drink alcohol on St Pete Beach. It was a unanimous vote by City Commissioners with a reminder if you’re not a hotel guest, you’re breaking the law if you drink on their beaches. The full story is in this morning’s Tampa Bay Times.
A water main break has closed the westbound lanes of Fletcher Ave from 75 to Telecom Parkway. When that main broke it actually formed a cavern under the street. Those repairs might take days, weeks or longer so plan an alternate route into work for the near future.
- 3:53 am Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 by Ann Kelly
For the first time in 99 years the US experienced a coast to coast solar eclipse. And we won’t have too long to wait for the next one. Mark April 8th, 2024 for the next total eclipse. If you don’t want to hang on to those special glasses you bought until then, they can be donated to a group called Astronomers Without Borders who will give them to kids in South America and Asia where the eclipse will pass in 2019. They can also be put in the home recycling bin.
One Hillsborough County Commissioner doesn’t think a decision [More]
- 3:20 am Monday, August 21st, 2017 by Ann Kelly
For the first time in 99 years the US will experience a coast to coast solar eclipse. Hillsborough and Pasco students will be permitted to skip the whole day or parents will be allowed to pick them up for a half day. Students will need a note for the day off in Pinellas. For safety info and more from NASA and award-winning historical astronomer Dr.Steve Ruskin, click here. There are numerous eclipse viewing parties and events all over Tampa Bay.
An algae bloom in Old Tampa Bay is killing fish from Safety Harbor to the south end of the Bayside [More]
- 3:27 am Friday, August 18th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Tropical Storm Harvey has the Barbados getting ready for rough weather. The storm will be moving into the eastern Caribbean today. To track the tropics as we get into the busiest part of the hurricane season, just click here.
It’s not bad weather, but a solar eclipse that will have some kids getting time off from school Monday. Hillsborough and Pasco students will be permitted to skip the whole day or parents will be allowed to pick them up for a half day. Students will need a note for the day off in Pinellas.