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Emergency Management officials urge preparedness as hurricane season begins

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TAVARES — Coming off the heels of 2017’s catastrophic Atlantic hurricane season, with 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and 6 major hurricanes, emergency officials are...

Emergency Management to participate in Severe Weather Awareness Week and Tornado...

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TAVARES —  Lake County Emergency Management is observing Severe Weather Awareness Week January 22-26 by participating in community events and a social media campaign. The week offers...

Sumter Citizens Urged to Remove Hurricane Coverings

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WILDWOOD, Fla - Sumter County Fire and EMS released a statement October 17 urging citizens to remove window coverings set up for Hurricane Irma. Although hurricane...

County Seeks Grant Applicants for Emergency Food and Shelter Programs

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TAVARES, Fla. — Qualifying emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies are urged to apply for $32,671 in federal funds awarded to...

Lake County Emergency Management seeks groups and individuals to ‘Adopt an...

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TAVARES—The Lake County Public Safety Department’s Emergency Management Division is inviting volunteers to help their fellow citizens during a crisis by signing up to...

County seeks grant applicants for emergency food and shelter programs

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TAVARES — Qualifying emergency food and shelter programs managed by local service agencies are encouraged to apply for $34,969 in federal funds awarded to Lake County...

Lake County Animal Shelter helps families become ‘pet prepared’ during emergencies

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TAVARES — In recognition of National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day on May 13, the Lake County Animal Shelter is encouraging pet parents to consider...

Lake County Emergency Management to host Severe Weather Awareness Day in...

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CLERMONT – The Lake County Emergency Management Division is inviting the public to Severe Weather Awareness Day, a community outreach event seeking to promote...

Montverde Home Goes Up in Flames

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MONTVERDE - A fire broke out at a home in the Montverde Mobile Home Park Sunday morning. Montverde Fire Department along with Lake County Fire Rescue responded...

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

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

Marion County Urges Evacuation for East Side Residents

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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...

Wedgewood Lane WalMart to Stay Open During Hurricane Matthew

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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...

Sumter County Shelters to Open at 2pm Thursday

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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...

Hurricane Matthew Strengthens to Category 4, Continues Path To Florida

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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...

WalMarts Throughout Central Florida Will Close at 4 pm Thursday

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CENTRAL FLORIDA - Walmart announced that their stores will be closing at 4:00 pm on Thursday to allow employees to prepare for Hurricane Matthew and...

County Officials Issue Local State of Emergency for Lake County

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TAVARES - County officials have declared a local state of emergency for Lake County in anticipation of the damaging winds and rainfall from Hurricane Matthew...

Governor Scott Declares State of Emergency

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LAKE COUNTY -  Governor Rick Scott declared a State of Emergency Wednesday morning for 42 counties throughout central Florida, including Lake County, in preparation...

Lake County Providing Sandbags for Tropical Storm Colin

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The Lake County Florida Emergency Management team issued a notice on their Facebook page to inform residents that due to the anticipated flooding from...

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