Hurricane Ian: Lake & Sumter County Update

The latest 4pm track of Hurricane Ian has taken the eye of the storm slightly south of Lake and Sumter County. However based upon the results of the latest NOAA information made available to us the Eye is within a 20 mile corridor of Clermont, Minneola, Mount Dora, Tavares, Umatilla and Eustis. Residents in these areas of Lake & Sumter County should take every precaution necessary at this time. The Hurricane is expected to make landfall in Venice and Sarasota at around 8pm Wednesday. The outer bands would have already begun dumping water on the region. Winds will increase during the night time and Ian will be pounding our area Thursday morning through the afternoon.

The Worst Hurricanes on Record

On September 7, Hurricane Ian entered the southeastern Gulf of Mexico as a Category 3 hurricane. Reports from the National Hurricane Center showed the storm strengthening, and at last record had maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. The hurricane is expected to make landfall Wednesday afternoon somewhere between Fort Myers and Tampa. Ian represents the […]

Hurricane Hunters relocate, Amazon cancels Lakeland flights ahead of Ian

LAKELAND — The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hurricane Hunters are in the process of relocating their aircraft and operations from Lakeland Linder International Airport to Houston. Jonathon Shannon, public affairs specialist for the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center, said its standard practice for NOAA to fly...

Endangered Right Whale Mom 'Snow Cone' Spotted Covered in Lice

(Photo : Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images) Snow Cone, the vulnerable humpback whale mother who has become caught in gill nets, was discovered underweight and smeared with lice, as mentioned in local news media outlets. The Right Whale Mom. According to official statement released regarding the Snow Cone,...

HURRICANE HUNTER: Dr. Steve takes flight inside Ian

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Dr. Steve Caparotta has taken flight inside Major Hurricane Ian. Dr. Steve left Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS at 5:30 Tuesday morning. The flight traveled across the Gulf of Mexico and entered Ian as it moved away from Cuba. Data recorded from Dr. Steve’s first pass through Ian’s eye helped the National Hurricane Center’s forecasters determine how strong Ian is as it emerged into the Gulf of Mexico.

Prepping the Supply Chain for Hurricane Ian

A quiet hurricane season often sparks worry in those who prep for them. As the unpredictability looms, the network of supply chain support watches closely to react to an ever changing environment with uncertain outcomes. From June 1-Nov. 30, reporters and meteorologists track weather disturbances for evolution into threatening storms. Storms may vary in size and strength, reaching hurricane status when the maximum sustained winds of a tropical storm hit 74 miles per hour, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).

Treasure Coast sheriffs prep ahead of Hurricane Ian, may dispatch deputies to Gulf Coast

Treasure Coast law enforcement officials continued Tuesday to make preparations for whatever impacts result from Hurricane Ian once the Category 2 storm makes landfall, likely on Florida's Gulf Coast. During a joint meeting Tuesday morning at the Martin County Emergency Operations Center, Sheriff William Snyder said “you can definitely tell...

Moon Crush Harvest Moon 2022 postponed due to weather

The 2022 Moon Crush “Harvest Moon” festival scheduled for next month in Miramar Beach, Florida has been postponed due to hurricane season. The event was supposed to feature Eric Church headlining two nights and Turnpike Troubadours for one night between October 27-29. Organizers say due to hurricane season, they are not able to be insured.