Hurricane Irma Makes First Landfall As Cat 5 

Posted: 3:42 am Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

By Ann Kelly


Hurricane Irma made landfall early this morning with the eye passing over Bermuda, still a Category 5 storm. For the most up to date storm information 24 hours a day make sure you download the TuneIn Radio App so you can stream The Dove on your phone. You’ll be able to access our Hurricane Guide with preparation and recovery information.

 

Governor Scott has declared a state of emergency in advance of the storm and  The Florida Price Gouging Hotline has also been activated. Under state law it is illegal to raises prices to the extreme for items like water, food, ice, gas and hotel rooms. To report any illegal activity call 1-866-NO-SCAM.

 

Sandbags are available across the Bay area at select locations. Check the Dove Hurricane Guide and the updated list from our partners at 10 News, home of Stormtracker Ten. A mandatory evacuation order for visitors in the Florida Keys was issued yesterday, and that order will most likely extend to all Key residents soon..

 

As for the Miami Dolphins season opener with the Tampa Bay Bucs scheduled for 1 pm Sunday in Hard Rock Stadium in Orlando, that game will not happen, The NFL issued an official statement yesterday, but did say if it would be moved.

 

Hard Rock Stadium

This could help with evacuations. Hillsborough County has become one of the first in the nation to partner with the traffic app Waze. To learn more about how that might benefit you on your commute just click here.