Sunday, November 18, 2018

Tampa Bay Hurricane Guide

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Niece spots ‘HELP’ while inspecting photo for hurricane damage, calls for family rescue

Niece spots ‘HELP’ while inspecting photo for hurricane damage, calls for family rescue

Amber Gee had evacuated from her home in Callaway, a town of about 15,000 in the Florida Panhandle with her two children last week and she assumed her relatives who lived northeast of her had done the same.They hadn’t.Gee learned that they were in di...
Updated one month ago
FCC says Hurricane Michael victims in Florida deserve a month of free cell service

FCC says Hurricane Michael victims in Florida deserve a month of free cell service

The Federal Communications Commission slammed the nation’s wireless carriers Tuesday for failing to quickly restore service to Hurricane Michael victims - and demanded that the companies compensate Florida residents with a month of free cellular serv...
Updated one month ago
Hurricane Michael: From Texas to Florida, with barbecue love

Hurricane Michael: From Texas to Florida, with barbecue love

BLOUNTSTOWN — The idea of his hometown going hungry after Hurricane Michael was too much for Kyle Dalton to bear.So he did what anyone would do — he packed $5,000 in food, drove two smokers from Texas and gave everything away for free to the resident...
Updated one month ago
Hurricane Michael: Mexico Beach locals banding together to survive

Hurricane Michael: Mexico Beach locals banding together to survive

MEXICO BEACH — Robert Baker Jr. shoved his paralyzed father onto a queen-sized mattress as water rushed into his childhood home.He floated to the ceiling, with his mother and wife, until their faces were the only parts of them above the water. The su...
Updated one month ago
Hurricane Michael: When search and rescue leads to no findings, no relief

Hurricane Michael: When search and rescue leads to no findings, no relief

MEXICO BEACH — It’s difficult to draw conclusions when Rit doesn’t find anything.The yellow lab, trained to find living people under rubble, was active Friday with his handler and team on what used to be a plot of homes half a block inland from the G...
Updated one month ago
Leslie weakens from hurricane as it nears Portugal, Spain

Leslie weakens from hurricane as it nears Portugal, Spain

LISBON, Portugal — Hurricane Leslie weakened slightly into a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday as it closed in on Portugal and Spain, bringing heavy rain, high winds and dangerous surf to western parts of the Iberian Peninsula.Portugal’s weather se...
Updated one month ago
Romano: Why is Florida risking future hurricane misery?

Romano: Why is Florida risking future hurricane misery?

No one should know better than Florida, right?When it comes to storms, we’ve got the best experience misery can buy.We’ve been hit by major hurricanes in the Southeast (Andrew) and the Southwest (Charley). We’ve had hurricanes slowly creep south to n...
Updated one month ago
Hurricane Michael: Life at the end of the road on Alligator Point

Hurricane Michael: Life at the end of the road on Alligator Point

ALLIGATOR POINT — Wearing a bright yellow volunteer firefighter T-shirt and a weary smile, Corinna McEwen trudged past a group of Florida National Guard soldiers.They were sent Friday to help clear Alligator Drive, the road leading to her beachfront ...
Updated one month ago
Caribbean disturbance now has zero chance of development, forecasters say

Caribbean disturbance now has zero chance of development, forecasters say

Just two days after Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle, forecasters are now giving a disturbance in the Caribbean zero chance of development.
Updated one month ago
After Michael, picking up the pieces in Spring Creek and Alligator Point

After Michael, picking up the pieces in Spring Creek and Alligator Point

SPRING CREEK — For more than eight decades, the Spears family has owned a couple of seafood stores at the end of Spring Creek Highway.That may no longer be true after Hurricane Michael."We are going to try and rebuild," said Ashley Gandy, 28, as she ...
Updated one month ago