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Florida Releases SNAP Food Stamp Benefits Early Due to Hurricane Matthew

October 10, 2016 | 36

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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 … 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

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

Marion County Opens Additional Shelters to Prepare for Hurricane Matthew

October 6, 2016 |

MARION COUNTY – Marion County officials announced that they have opened two additional shelters for Marion County Residents.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management will provide transportation for any special needs residents. To arrange for transportation, you can call the Citizen … Read More

Sumter County Shelters to Open at 2pm Thursday

October 6, 2016 |

SUMTER COUNTY – Sumter County officials announced they will open two shelters for residents in preparation of Hurricane Matthew.

Shelters will open Thursday at 2:00 pm.

A special needs only shelter will be opened at the Wildwood Community Center located at 6500 … Read More

Hurricane Matthew Strengthens to Category 4, Continues Path To Florida

October 6, 2016 |

According to the latest reports from Weather.com, Hurricane Matthew has intensified to a Major Hurricane Category 4 with wind speeds of up to 140 mph.

Matthew is currently at the northern tip of the Bahamas and traveling northwest at 14 … Read More