Posted: 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 list came out. See if you qualify or if you need more information call 1-800-621-3362.
At one point after Hurricane Irma struck the Bay area, there were half a million homes and business without power across Tampa Bay. Pinellas County has had the most customers in the dark. If you’re still without power and need an update contact Duke, TECO or FDL.
Gassing up may become a little easier. Two fuel tankers docked at the Port of Tampa on Tuesday, and over the next few days at least 8 more should arrive. Now it’s a matter of those trucks getting it all to the stations.
School will resume for students in Hillsborough, Hernando, Polk and Pinellas counties on Monday. Classes at USF Tampa and St Petersburg will open Thursday along with the University of Tampa. You can check on other districts here.
Join The Dove in supporting the Red Cross in disaster relief. We’ll connect you right here, and thank you for your donation.
The Bucs will open their season at home this Sunday. The Chicago Bears come to town for a 1 pm kickoff at Raymond James Stadium.