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Polk County Tropical Storm Ian updates and emergency information

Follow ongoing updates from Polk County as Tropical Storm Ian forms over the Caribbean and possibly approaches Florida. None currently available. No closings have been reported yet. POLK COUNTY SHELTERS:. No shelters have been opened. POLK COUNTY SCHOOLS:. No school cancelations have been reported. POLK COUNTY MORE INFORMATION:. You can...
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Storm Updates for UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

As Tropical Storm Ian approaches our area, see the following storm updates from our office. You’ll find extension program and event updates, storm prep resources, and local resources here. Stay tuned to your local news channels, Polk County Emergency Management, and the National Hurricane Center for updates on the...
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DeSantis declares state of emergency for Tropical Depression 9

September 23, 2022 - Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for 24 counties as Tropical Depression 9 strengthens. The counties include Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk and Sarasota, according to the governor's Friday announcement. As of Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Tropical Depression 9 could reach South Florida by Monday. DeSantis has also requested a federal emergency declaration be declared ahead of landfall to free up resources as local governments prepare for the storm, according to a release from his office.
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High school football: Field goal with 14 seconds left lifts Buchholz over Vanguard

It can be argued that in recent years the kings of high school football in Alachua and Marion County, respectively, have been Buchholz and Vanguard. So, when they got together Friday night at Booster Stadium, a highly entertaining contest was expected. And the two teams didn’t disappoint, as the visiting Bobcats got a 37-yard field goal from Reed Rousseau with 14 seconds remaining to claim a 24-21 victory.
MARION COUNTY, FL
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8 a.m. update -- We have T.S. Ian; NHC: "Steady to rapid intensification quite possible"

Overnight, Tropical Depression 9 strengthened into Tropical Storm Ian. (Editor's note: my son's name is Ian. This should be a hoot for about a week.) The National Hurricane Center's forecast track has not changed much from Friday night into Saturday morning, projecting a landfall south of Tampa along the Gulf Coast, and bringing the center of the circulation just west of Osceola County, through Lake and Sumter. THAT IS NOT FAR ENOUGH AWAY FROM US TO AVOID SERIOUS TO DIRECT IMPACTS.
OSCEOLA COUNTY, FL
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Polk County parks, environmental land sites to close Monday

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — Polk County environmental lands sites and natural resources stormwater treatment wetland will be closed Monday due to preparation for approaching Tropical Storm Ian, according to the county. The sites include:. Circle B Bar Reserve,. Crooked Lake Prairie,. Crooked Lake Sandhill,. Gator Creek Reserve. Hickory Lake...
POLK COUNTY, FL

Live scoreboard: 🏈 Keep up with Week 5 Polk County high school football games

This is somewhat a quiet week as seven teams, Lakeland, Lake Wales, Lake Gibson and Kathleen have a bye weeks. However, there still remains some worthwhile match-ups. Bartow and Auburndale have been rivals in various sports over the years, and they meet on the gridiron. Both teams are off to strong starts in what is considered a rebuilding year for each team. Small school powers Victory Christian and Fort Meade meet in Fort Meade.
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National Hurricane Center says Tropical Depression 9 could hit Florida as category 3 hurricane

With a tropical system approaching the state of Florida, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared. Fortunately, Kissimmee Utility Authority released its 2022 Osceola Hurricane Handbook at the beginning of the hurricane season, a free, bilingual, comprehensive preparedness guide offered annually to Osceola County residents. A partnership between...
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Osceola County residents stocking, boarding up ahead of storm

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Emergency management officials in Osceola County are monitoring the weather while residents start to stock up and prepare. In St. Cloud, grocery stores were packed Friday. Hardware stores were busy as well. The overall consensus from shoppers was "better safe than sorry." Bradley Sierra and...
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Roundup: Haines City routs Discovery; LCS wins and more

HAINES CITY — Haines City played its biggest game in years last week that ended with a one-point loss to Winter Haven. The Hornets will play their next big game next week against Ridge Community. While they have yet to prove they're up to the challenge in a big game, they continued to show...
HAINES CITY, FL

TD 9 — Are you ready?

Are you ready? While a four and five-day forecast can have significant errors, and the model track will probably shift, use the weekend to have your family prepared should we have a weather event next week. Polk County Emergency Management will be continually monitoring the tropics and will advise of changes, if necessary.
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Self-service sandbag site now open

Self-service sandbag site now open. Step #1: Stop by Lake Wales Fire Department to pick up 10 free empty sandbags. Step #2: Head to the sand pile at Lake Wailes Park to fill your sandbags. You must bring your own shovel. First come, first serve basis. Sand is located at...
LAKE WALES, FL
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Some Central Florida families struggle as food prices rise

ST. CLOUD, Fla. — These days, all 12-year-old Jack Kukec wants is some lettuce. “I really want fresh foods — the healthy stuff, like apples, lettuce, and all that,” he said. But that kind of fresh, healthy food is often too expensive for single mom Amy Kukec...
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Polk County officials approve $2.4 billion budget

Despite lowering the county's millage rate, Polk County residents should still expect to see a slight increase in their property taxes as commissioners adopted a $2.4 billion budget for 2022-23 Monday. For the second straight year, County Manager Bill Beasley said the county's adopted budget reflects on "unprecedented times." "While...
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