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Tracking Hurricane Michael and Mandatory Evacuation Orders

Category 4 Hurricane Michael has become the most intense hurricane to ever strike the Florida Panhandle.

Six More Weeks of Winter, says Punxsutawney Phil

YORK, Pa. -- We can expect six more weeks of winter according to Punxsutawney Phil and the Groundhog Day tradition. The legend states that if Punxsutawney Phil...

Cold weather shelters opening at two area churches

Two Lake County churches open their doors for residents vulnerable to cold weather Tuesday night.

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

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...

Lake County Emergency Management urges residents to prepare for a busy...

TAVARES — Officials predict an above-average hurricane season this year, and Lake County Emergency Management is reminding residents to take steps now to help...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Governor Scott Declares State of Emergency

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

Citrus County Opens Sandbag Sites in Preparation for Current Flood Watch

CITRUS COUNTY - Officials from Citrus County are opening two sandbag filling stations today after a flood watch was issued for Citrus, Levy, Hernando, and...

Groundhog Day 2016: Spring to Come Early

Toss aside your fur coats and break out the bikinis and speedos! Our number one groundhog weather forecaster, Punxsutawney Phil, says Spring is coming...

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