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Strike team from Pasco and Hernando arrive in Southwest Florida

PASCO COUNTY, FLA- Firefighters from Pasco County Fire Rescue and Hernando County Fire Rescue headed to Southwest Florida Thursday night to assist those impacted by Hurricane Ian. They will be moving patients out of the various hospitals and other healthcare facilities devastated by the Hurricane. Each bus is capable of transporting 12 oxygen dependent patients. The team will be deployed for 7 days.
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What path is Hurricane Ian taking?

Hurricane Ian, previously a Category 4 storm that has since downgraded to a Category 1 storm, is continuing its path of destruction. Having barreled through Florida after making landfall near Fort Myers on Wednesday, the storm is now headed for South Carolina.AccuWeather reports warn of “flooding rainfall, dangerous storm surge, damaging winds, and severe weather” across the southeast and compared Ian to “a powerful nor’easter with most of the storm’s rain and wind focused to the north and west of the cente.” Rain from Ian had already hit Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina, and Virginia Beach, Virginia as of...
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When will it be Tampa Bay?

The breeze went down like a cool drink Thursday morning in Tampa Bay, a rare offering of dry September air. How could this morning, of all mornings, be open-window beautiful? We were so lucky. Almost providential. Relief mutated into wretched guilt, a stomach knot of gratitude, confusion and shame for...
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Biden approves disaster declaration for nine FL Counties, DeSantis wants list expanded to cover Central and NE Florida

President Biden declared Florida a major disaster area Thursday morning, ordering federal aid to supplement local recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Ian, which hit Florida as a Category 4 storm yesterday afternoon. The declaration will allow federal aid to go to Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee,...
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Pasco gives first nod to tripling parks impact fees

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County commissioners voted Sept. 20 for $3,450 in new impact fees to support parks, recreation and natural resources— more than three times the current impact fee for those purposes. The vote is the first step in a months-long process of implementing new fees...
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Tampa Bay area residents stocked up on essentials and prepared their homes for the worst. Then, we watched as Hurricane Ian shifted southeast, and while that pared the Tampa Bay area, Southwest Florida was ravaged.
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Funeral arrangements announced for fallen Pinellas County deputy

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has announced funeral plans for Deputy Michael Hartwick, who was killed by an illegal immigrant driving a front loader while providing security at a construction site. Funeral services for Deputy Hartwick will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October...
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23 Best & Fun Things to Do in New Port Richey (FL)

New Port Richey is a charming city in the state of Florida, in Pasco County, United States. This suburban city had a population of sixteen thousand, seven hundred and twenty-eight after the 2020 census. Being a residential neighborhood, New Port Richey is surrounded by community parks, natural attractions, etc. There...
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Here's how to apply for FEMA assistance if you were impacted by Hurricane Ian

TAMPA, Fla. — Hurricane Ian left people in the southwestern region of Florida to come up against storm surges and strong winds. Now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is allowing Florida homeowners and renters in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, Sarasota, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto and Hardee counties to apply for disaster assistance if they were affected by the storm, Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center said in a news release.
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