Weather News

Lake County Creates Storm Debris Collection Map

TAVARES, Fla – In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Lake County has collected more than half of the vegetative debris left in the storm’s wake. For residents still awaiting debris pick up, the county has created a debris collection map. Debris… Read More »


FEMA Opening Mobile Disaster Recovery Center

TAVARES, Fla – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, better known as FEMA, has announced it will be opening a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) for Lake County residents and businesses. The DRC is intended to help residents and business owners affected… Read More »

Officials launch "Operation Blue Roof" to help protect Lake County residents' homes damaged by Hurricane Irma from further damage.

Officials Launch “Operation Blue Roof” for Lake & Sumter County Residents to Protect Damaged Homes

TAVARES, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA and the Florida Division of Emergency Management is offering “Operation Blue Roof” to Lake County residents. Operation Blue Roof provides a temporary covering of blue plastic sheeting to help reduce further damage… Read More »


Water distribution site is open for Astor residents beginning today

TAVARES — Lake County has opened a point of distribution for water for Astor residents at the Astor Boat Ramp, 55400 Butler St. until 7 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. tomorrow. The limit is one case of… Read More »


Lake County Firefighters Rescue Astor Residents and Pets

ASTOR, Fla. – Lake County firefighters rescued two Astor residents and their pets after they became trapped in their home due to flooding. The residents, who were under a volutanry evacuation, decided to try to weather out the storm at… Read More »


DCF Announces Release of Food Stamp Benefits Within 48 Hours for Hurricane Irma Preparation

FLORIDA – The Department of Children and Families announced on Wednesday it will be releasing food stamp benefits early to help benefit recipients prepare for Hurricane Irma. “Attention: To help families prepare for Hurricane Irma, SNAP benefits for the month… Read More »

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DCF Monitoring Hurricane Irma to Determine Early Release of Food Stamp Benefits

FLORIDA – While Hurricane Irma makes her wy toward the Sunshine State, many residents are struggling to prepare by stocking up on water and non-perishable foods. However, some residents who rely on Food Stamps are wondering if their benefits will… Read More »


Governor Scott Declares State of Emergency

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. –  Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Emily early morning of July 31. The declaration came when Tropical Depression Six was upgraded to Tropical Storm Emily. Thirty-one Florida counties are affected… Read More »

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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, water, and other supplies, some residents are finding themselves financially struggling to replace any lost food… Read More »

Lake County officials and Clay Electric work to restore power to 1,485 homes.

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