Michael Now A Category Four Storm 

Posted: 3:51 am Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

By Ann Kelly

 

 

Hurricane Michael is now a dangerous Category Four storm, and still on track to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle sometime today. In the Bay area we’re under a Tropical Storm Watch and Storm Surge watch There are 35 counties under a state of emergency including Citrus, Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas, Hillsborough and Manatee Counties. Sandbags are available for some Bay area residents in low-lying areas, and there is a voluntary evacuation order in place for Hernando and Pasco counties coastal zones. Flooding is a concern at high tide in the Bay area today. For more information on where to get sandbag locations click here. Keep track of the storm and make sure you’re ready in the Dove Hurricane Guide at wduv.com. If you do have to head north tolls have been suspended in some parts of northwest Florida.

 

Hurricane Florence: Airbnb offering free housing for evacuees, relief workers
The Open Homes Program run by Airbnb has been activated in Florida for residents who are evacuating. It’s a free program open through October 29th. Alabama and Georgia are also part of the program,. If you’ve had to leave your home and are in need of a place to stay click here for more information on the program,

 

The Tampa Bay Lightning started the season with a 2-1 shoot-out win against the Florida Panthers Saturday night at Amalie Arena. Next up for the Bolts will be Vancouver Thursday night at Amalie Arena at 7:30 pm . For a complete schedule and ticket information please click here.The Bucs are also in action this weekend n Atlanta on Sunday. Jameis Winston will start for the Bucs.

 

A company that the city of St Pete uses to process parking tickets, pay bill and more had a data breach affecting 28,000 customers. Click2Gov told the city they found malware on their server and anyone who used the third-party payer between Aug 11, 2018 and Sept 25, 2018 may have had their personal information compromised. The city of St Pete has additional information to help those affected here.

 

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