Bucs Win Home Opener 

Posted: 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 Withlacoochee River. The last time the river reached the major flood stage of 16 feet was 2004, and now it’s almost at 17 feet. There is a voluntary evacuation for those who live along the river. Other river flooding warning include the Hillsborough, Myakka, Peace River and the Alafia. Check here for other watches and warnings.

School resumes for students in Hillsborough, Hernando, and Pasco and Pinellas counties today. Polk county schools reopen tomorrow.

If you have a lot of storm debris piled up at the curb, many cities and counties across the Bay area have scheduled special pick up times. You can see the list here and if your area is included.

Duke Energy customers has suspended non-payment disconnections for now as well as late payment charges. Most power has been restored but if yours is not contact Duke.

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