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Pinellas County is under a tropical storm warning, and the area may experience winds of up to 65 miles per hour overnight tonight into Thursday afternoon. While Wednesday evening and Thursday morning will have lower-than-usual tidal levels, coastal flooding is anticipated on Thursday evening…

Florida homeowners and renters in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties who were affected by Hurricane Ian may now apply for FEMA disaster assistance.

TAMPA — AAA is mobilizing hundreds of insurance claims professionals from around the country to begin processing claims throughout Florida, as soon as it's safe to do so. 

Bishop Gregory Parkes is asking the 79 parishes and missions in the Diocese of St. Petersburg to hold a special collection during the month of October for the needs of people affected by natural disasters, including Hurricane Ian that has caused damage and devastation in its wake.

• County parks and preserves will remain closed Friday for debris removal. A decision will be Friday as to which parks will reopen this weekend since some are currently without electricity. The Parks & Conservation Resources administrative offices and Heritage Village will reopen Monday.…

Mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted for all evacuation zones, mobile home communities and residential health care facilities effective 9 a.m. Thursday. Access to the barrier islands has been reopened to the public

To help ensure everyone’s safety and best serve the community, BayCare announced it is making service adjustments and closing some facilities. Below are the latest changes for inpatient and outpatient facilities.

LARGO — Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference at the Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center on Ulmerton Road in Largo on Monday, Sept. 26, to update Floridians on Hurricane Ian.

While it is still too soon to tell the exact path Tropical Storm Ian will take in the coming days, National Hurricane Center forecasters are fairly certain that the storm will strengthen into a major hurricane as it passes through the Gulf of Mexico next week.

As Florida’s residents and guests make preparations for the arrival of potentially devastating tropical weather, National Hurricane Center forecasters continue to fine tune their tracking and intensity maps to accommodate ever-changing computer models.

The eight and ninth named storms of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season formed Sept. 23. Residents and guests all along the west coast of Florida are asked to stay tuned to the tropical weather forecast as a possible major hurricane could approach the state on Monday or Tuesday.

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