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Florida Releases SNAP Food Stamp Benefits Early Due to Hurricane Matthew

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,...

Some Lake County Residents Still Without Power After Hurricane Matthew

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...

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

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

Hurricane Matthew: All Clear or More to Come?

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...

Sumter County Returns to Normal Operations Friday Afternoon

SUMTER COUNTY - According to the National Weather Service, the Tropical Storm Warning has been lifted for Sumter County. Sumter County officials announced that they...

Marion County Urges Evacuation for East Side Residents

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

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...

Marion County Opens Additional Shelters to Prepare for Hurricane Matthew

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...

Sumter County Shelters to Open at 2pm Thursday

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

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

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...

Leesburg Rural King to Stay Open 24 Hours to Help Residents...

LEESBURG - Rural King in Leesburg announced that it will extend its normal business hours to accommodate residents as they prepare for the effects from Hurricane...

Lake County: Shelters Open Thusday, Government Operations Close Friday

LAKE COUNTY - Lake County officials announced in a press release that they will be opening local shelters beginning Thursday morning at 7:00 am. According to...

Coastal Residents in Good Spirits as Hurricane Matthew Gets Closer

JACKSONVILLE - Florida has been very fortunate to not see the effects of a hurricane in quite some time. But we all remember the news...

Tips on Preparing for Hurricane Matthew Effects on Central Florida

FLORIDA - Florida has been lucky to not have any direct hits from hurricanes in a while, but with Hurricane Matthew, we could finally be...

Sumter County Under Tropical Storm Watch Due to Hurricane Matthew

SUMTER COUNTY - Sumter County Emergency alert announced that Sumter County is under a Tropical Storm Watch pending the arrival of Hurricane Matthew in a...

Marion County Opens Sandbag Locations for Hurricane Matthew

MARION COUNTY - The Marion County Emergency Management team opened four sandbag locations where residents can pick up free sandbags to protect against possible...

Hurricane-Proof Your Pantry

Hurricane season is officially upon us! If you’ve never experienced a prolonged power outage (you must be new to Florida) you may have no...

Tropical Storm Watch Upgraded to Tropical Storm Warning for Lake and...

LAKE and SUMTER COUNTY - The U.S. National Weather Service has upgraded the Tropical Storm Watch to a Tropical Storm Warning and included Sumter County. Affected...

Lake County Announces No School Thursday and Friday Due to Hurricane...

LAKE COUNTY - The Lake County School Board announced that due to the strength of Hurricane Matthew and its projected path, all Lake County Schools...

County Officials Issue Local State of Emergency for Lake County

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

Lake County Under Tropical Storm Watch Due to Hurricane Matthew

LAKE COUNTY - According to a statement released by the U.S. National Weather Service, North and South Lake County is currently under a Tropical Storm...

Lake County Schools to Announce Possible School Closures Due to Hurricane...

LAKE COUNTY - The Lake County Board of Education released a statement Tuesday evening to inform parents whether schools will be closed due to Hurricane...

Lake County Prepares for Hurricane Matthew after Gov. Scott Declares State...

LAKE COUNTY - Governer Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in preparation for Hurricane Matthew which is expected to reach the Florida coastline sometime...

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