Hurricane Season Is Here, Are You Prepared?

Hurricane Season is here and it's time to make sure you're prepared for what the season might bring. You can stock up on all the things you'll need like water, non-perishable food, medicine, pet items, an emergency bag to grab and go, plus get your evacuation plan ready in the event that you have to…

Get Ready For A Couple Of Florida Sales Tax Holidays

Get ready to save a little bit of money after two different sales tax holidays have been approved again for this year. Mark your calendar for June & August.  That's according to the Florida State Senate website. There's one for Disaster Preparedness that will run from June 1st-7th, to coincide with the beginning of Hurricane…

Friday 5am Hurricane Irma Update

Hurricane Irma 5am (Friday 9/8/17) Update: Irma is a category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds at 155 mph--but forecasters say that it could intensify again. According to Greg Dee from our weather partner ABC Action News, the path has not moved that much. On its' current track, Irma is moving toward the Florida Keys…

Hurricane Irma 5am Update

Hurricane Irma 5am (9/7/17) Update: We just caught up with meteorologist Greg Dee from our weather partner ABC Action News and Irma is still a category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds at 180 mph. It is still pretty much on the same track as yesterday.  As far as the path goes, Greg says we're…

Hurricane Irma 11am Update

Here's the 11am (9/6/17) Hurricane Irma Update: The storm remains a cat. 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds at 185 mph. It appears that the storm has shifted again a little to the east. However, Tampa Bay is still in the cone and forecasters say that we'll know more specific info tomorrow. Make sure you…

Hurricane Irma 8AM Update

As we Floridians start preparing for Hurricane Irma, here's the 8AM (9/6/17) update on the storm. Nothing much has changed since the 5am update. Hurricane Irma is still a cat. 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds still at 185 mph. The cone is still over the entire state of Florida and on its' current path…

Hurricane Irma 5AM Update

Here's the latest 5am (9/6/17) update: Hurricane Irma is still a cat. 5  hurricane with maximum sustained winds at 185 mph. It has shifted a little bit to the East. On its' current track, Irma is projected to make landfall in the northern Florida Keys/Miami area sometime around Sunday afternoon, but as we all know,…

The Latest On Hurricane Irma

UPDATE: 8am 9/5/17: Hurricane Irma is now a Category 5 storm Here's the latest: It is still heading into the northeastern Caribbean--and it is expected to strengthen over the next 5 days.  As it stands, it is still a wait and see because anything could happen. However, in a cautionary move, Governor Scott has declared a…