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Highlands County: Tropical Storm Ian updates and emergency information

Follow ongoing updates from Highlands County as Tropical Storm Ian forms over the Caribbean and possibly approaches Florida. None currently available. No closings have been reported yet. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SHELTERS:. No shelters have been opened. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOLS:. No school cancelations have been reported. HIGHLANDS COUNTY MORE INFORMATION:. You can...
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DeSantis declares state of emergency for 24 counties in Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Gov. DeSantis declared a state of emergency for the parts of Florida that are in the cone of uncertainty of Tropical Depression 9. Twenty-four counties fall under the directive. Those areas include Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. The...
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County Administrator - Highlands County, FL

Stretched across the rolling hills of Central Florida’s ridge and lake country, Highlands County offers its residents a safe, affordable, and family-friendly slice of the Sunshine State. The county is home to approximately 106,650 residents spread across 1,029 square miles in a mix of unincorporated communities as well as the cities of Avon Park and Sebring and the Town of Lake Placid. The county is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream with 113 idyllic lakes and waterways, the world-renown Sebring International Raceway, and 16 golf courses that attract visitors from across the globe — and its enchanting landscapes include scrub habitat hosting more than a dozen endangered species.
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Scattered storms and more above average temperatures Saturday

Expect the typical rainy season mix of scattered storms and sun and clouds for your Saturday. Spotty showers will begin after 1 p.m. and track southwest through the afternoon and evening. For information about Tropical Storm Ian, click here. The future track indicates the majority of this afternoon’s storms will...
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Fentanyl on the rise on the Suncoast

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Experts are warning the public of a sharp increase of the drug fentanyl in Sarasota, DeSoto, and Manatee Counties. According to the Medical Examiners Commission, there were a total of 224 deaths involving fentanyl in 2020. They say the ages with the highest number of deaths were between 35-50 years-old reaching 104.
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Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Opens a Homicide Investigation into the Death of Alex Garland

Okeechobee County - Wednesday September 21, 2022: The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office has now begun a homicide investigation into the death of 27 year old Alex Garland. Garland was a resident of Okeechobee. He was found dead in the rim canal near Lake Okeechobee by a boater on Sunday August 7. The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division initially launched a death investigation. That investigation has now been upgraded to determine whether someone may have been involved in his death.
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Flooding along Peace River in DeSoto County

Families in DeSoto County are dealing with underwater streets and swollen canals as the Peace River floods from heavy rainfall. Usually, about once a year, the road to James Allen Ledford’s house in DeSoto County becomes engulfed by flooded waters. “I call this light… because I’ve been here when...
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How you can help: 1 in 4 deal with food insecurity on the Treasure Coast

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Right now, one in four people on the Treasure Coast may not know where their next meal is coming from. The Treasure Coast Food Bank is the only food bank that serves St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Martin Counties. Each year they serve about 41 million meals. Weekly they feed 250,000 people.
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