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Lake County Emergency Management urges residents to prepare for a busy hurricane season

June 2, 2017 |

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TAVARES — Officials predict an above-average hurricane season this year, and Lake County Emergency Management is reminding residents to take steps now to help keep their families safe during severe weather.

The National Hurricane Center … Read More

Florida Releases SNAP Food Stamp Benefits Early Due to Hurricane Matthew

October 10, 2016 | 36

FLORIDA – Hurricane Matthew affected many Central Florida families in more ways than just the damage from the weather. After stocking up on non-perishable foods, water, and other supplies, some residents are finding themselves financially struggling to replace any lost food … Read More

Some Lake County Residents Still Without Power After Hurricane Matthew

October 9, 2016 |

LAKE COUNTY – According to an update from Lake County Emergency Services, some residents were reported as being without power around 12:00 noon on Sunday.

Lake County officials stated that at the time of the report, 1,485 power outages were reported … Read More

Lake County Closes Shelter, Emergency Operations Status Lowered to Level 2

October 7, 2016 |

LAKE COUNTY – Lake County officials announced that the Emergency Operations status has been downgraded to a Level 2 – Partial Activation.

All Lake County shelters were closed Friday at 5:00 pm. The Citizens Information Line will remain open overnight for … Read More

Hurricane Matthew: All Clear or More to Come?

October 7, 2016 |

Hurricane Matthew came at Florida as one of the strongest and deadliest hurricanes in almost 12 years. But are we in the clear?

The latest satellite images show that Matthew has almost made its way out of Florida leaving behind … Read More

Sumter County Returns to Normal Operations Friday Afternoon

October 7, 2016 |

SUMTER COUNTY – According to the National Weather Service, the Tropical Storm Warning has been lifted for Sumter County. Sumter County officials announced that they have changed their emergency status to Level 3 – monitoring.

According to a post on the … Read More

Mount Dora Restaurant Opens Doors All Night for Stranded Tourists and Locals

October 6, 2016 | 1

The Mount Dora Bicycle Festival has been postponed due to Hurricane Matthew, but the owners of downtown favorite The Magical Meat Boutique are making sure stranded cyclists and locals have a place to go for good food and drink during … Read More

Latest Citrus County Warnings for Hurricane Matthew

October 6, 2016 |

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Officials along with the Board of County Commissioners have declared a local state of emergency in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. Citrus County is now under a Tropical Storm Warning

Residents can expect winds on … Read More

Marion County Urges Evacuation for East Side Residents

October 6, 2016 |

MARION COUNTY – Marion County officials are urging anyone who lives on the east end of the county in a non-site-built home (mobile home) to evacuate to one of the provided shelters due to the recent change and new stronger wind … Read More

Wedgewood Lane WalMart to Stay Open During Hurricane Matthew

October 6, 2016 |

THE VILLAGES – Despite other WalMart locations closing at 4:00 pm Thursday for Hurricane Matthew, the Wedgewood Lane WalMart will remain open to serve residents.

The store located at 4085 Wedgewood Lane (CR 466) in The Villages reported that they were … Read More

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