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Drive Down Central Avenue after Hurricane Ian in St. Pete, Florida

This footage was taken September 29, 2022 after the evacuation orders in place for Hurricane Ian were lifted in St. Petersburg and the surrounding barrier islands. We will be posting footage from conditions on Madeira Beach, Treasure Island, St. Pete Beach and Pass-A-Grille on our page. Be sure to follow our NB channel if you are interested in seeing more of the area following the storm. As you can see from the video the St. Pete area was extremely lucky. Unfortunately, areas south of us were devastated by Ian. If you would like to help those affected in Southwest Florida please visit: <a href=""></a> #stpete #florida #hurricaneian

How Has Hurricane Ian Affected Sarasota's Water Quality?

In the wake of Hurricane Ian, which has led to stormwater and sewage discharge and large amounts of debris in local waterways, many are concerned about the effect the storm may have on the Gulf of Mexico, as well as our bays and estuaries. Ragan Whitlock, a staff attorney for...

Florida Airports Reopen, But Flights Will Be Affected For Weeks

The first flight since Hurricane Ian took off out of Tampa International Airport. It's one of a slew of Florida airports limping back to normal after the storm impacted thousands of flights and started logisitical ripple effects that could last weeks. Airports in Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers and Orlando are...

Ian Update #23: Debris and Trash in Pinellas

As Gulfport, Pinellas beaches, and St. Pete start the cleanup process from a brush with Hurricane Ian, public works departments throughout Pinellas begin the process of clearing and collecting debris. Here’s what to expect in your city:. Gulfport. Crews began clearing debris yesterday (Sept. 29) and will continue to...
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Sarasota County prepares to open supplies-distribution sites

Though three of four Neighborhood Points of Distribution will open Saturday in hardest-hit southern portions of Sarasota County, ice, water, food and tarps will also be available at a site on Clark Road, county officials said. Read more: Hurricane news and updates. The distribution site will operate from 8 a.m....

Power restoration well underway in Pinellas, but 83K are still dark

Duke Energy has 10,000 crew members deployed. Duke Energy is reporting 83,000 Pinellas County customers still without power following Hurricane Ian as of noon Friday. They’ve restored power to nearly 100,000 customers so far since weather impacts begin late Tuesday. The most prevalent current outages are in south St....

Team of Mass doctors heads to Florida to help in wake of Ian

BOSTON - On Saturday, the Disaster Medical Assistance Team, will deploy to a hospital in Sarasota, Florida.The team of 37 Massachusetts doctors will set up an emergency department in the parking lot of a Sarasota hospital.Many doctors on the team have been helping people through the worst moments of their lives for more than 10 years."Any one of us could be in this circumstance. Certainly in Boston, we could be struck by a hurricane and that there are people who want to help and will show up in our greatest time of need and will lend a hand and, if I were working in a hospital, that I could go home and take care of my family and take care of myself for a little bit and come back to work -- that's what motivates me is to do the same thing that I think anyone would do for us if we were in the same situation," said Dr. Paul Biddinger.Biddinger said the team will be there to relieve doctors and nurses who have been working tirelessly since the storm hit and may not have had time to survey the damage to their own homes.

St. Pete officials announce debris collection details

September 30, 2022 - Beginning Monday, Oct. 3, the City of St. Petersburg will start collecting debris from residences. However, according to the release, workers will only take green vegetation. Officials also ask residents to separate household garbage or construction materials. Residents can leave the vegetation on the edge of their property if it does not block meters, garbage cans or trees. The collection will follow typical sanitation routes, and there is no need to ask for service. The city may not collect the debris on the first scheduled trash pickup date, and the release states that covering the entire city will take time. Residents can also take yard waste to one of five city brush sites, which offer extended hours of 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. from Friday until Sunday, Oct. 8. For locations, visit the website here.

Native Iowan Rides Out Hurricane Ian South Of Tampa

(Bradenton, FL) — Many thousands of Iowa natives now live in Florida, including former Webster City resident Mindy Bolden. She rode out Hurricane Ian on Wednesday afternoon and evening at her home in Bradenton, just south of Tampa. Bolden says the damage in her area isn’t too severe but there are lots of trees and signs down. While many tens of thousands of people evacuated from the area, Bolden says she decided to stay put. Her neighborhood was one of the very few that didn’t lose power, although cell service is “iffy.” Bolden says her only regret is not having better stocked up on necessities before the storm.