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…

First Hurricane Forecast For 2018 Season Released

We are just about 8 weeks out from the start of the 2018 Hurricane Season on June 1st and the team at Colorado State University that puts out an annual hurricane season forecast has spoken. And it's good news/bad news. According to the Tampa Bay Times, they are projecting that it will be a little…

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…

Unbelievable Video And Photos From Bomb Cyclone

Thinking about our friends to the north as they deal with this crazy, gigantic winter storm. Sure, we're dealing with colder temps than we're used to thanks to what's being called "bomb cyclone," but have you seen pics of what some people in Massachusetts have had to deal with. I was blown away when I…

UPDATE: The Latest On Post Hurricane Irma Repairs

Here's the latest on the clean up after Hurricane Irma, as of Friday, 6/15 at 6am. And for information on FEMA, scams/fraud, specific Tampa Bay area county updates, Red Cross & more, click HERE. FLORIDA TOLL ROADS: (As of 6am Friday 9/15): Tolls are still suspended & there's no word yet on when they'll start collecting…

After Hurricane Irma: Tips To Hiring A Contractor & Other Repair Services

Now that everyone has assessed the damage from Hurricane Irma and it's time to start thinking about making repairs, need to remove debris or clean up your property, here are FEMA's tips when hiring a contractor. They say: Check to make sure contractors are licensed in the State of Florida (Contractors sometimes come from out of…

UPDATE: The Latest On Hurricane Irma Recovery In Tampa Bay

Here's the latest on the clean up after Hurricane Irma: SCHOOLS: (as of 6am Wednesday 9/13): Closed all week: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Sarasota, Manatee, Polk & Hernando Counties will be closed until Monday, 9/18. ***Please check your individual school district's website to confirm closures & get updates.*** TRAFFIC LIGHTS: As a reminder, if traffic lights…

UPDATE: The Latest On Hurricane Irma Clean Up

Here's the latest on the clean up after Hurricane Irma: POWER COMPANIES (as of 6am 9/12): More & more people are getting power restored as we speak. DUKE ENERGY says there's no need to report an outage. They are aware and are working diligently to restore power. TRAFFIC LIGHTS: If the traffic lights at an…