Red Tide In Pinellas; Deadly Cat 4 Hurricane Headed For The Carolinas 

Posted: 3:27 am Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

By Ann Kelly


Mandatory evacuations orders have been issued for the entire South Carolina Coast and a state of emergency has been declared as Hurricane Florence gets closer. Florence is a category four storm and may trigger a storm surge of up to ten feet. Tropical storms Helene and Isaac are also on the move. To track the storms and make sure you have preparations complete check the Dove Hurricane Guide.



Red tide has made its way into Pinellas County. Water samples confirmed the presence of the toxic algae. The highest levels were found on Maderia Beach. Cleanup began Sunday and will continue this week. To track the levels of red tide check the latest map from Florida Fish and Wildlife.



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The Suncoast Animal League is caring for a dog terribly burned in a fire allegedly set by a woman as retribution against her husband “Denali” is being cared for at the Blue Pearl Animal Hospital with burns over 35% of her body. If you’d like to help with Denali’s recovery please check in with the Suncoast Animal League on their website.



USF President Judy Genshaft announced her retirement yesterday after 18 years at the university. She took over from Betty Castor in 2000. She will officially retired July 1st, 2019.



The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicked of the season at New Orleans on Sunday with a win against the New Orleans Saints 48-40. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick threw four touchdowns, ran one in himself and threw for 417 yards. The Bucs open at home this weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday at 1 pm.