Women’s Show 9/14 Recap– After Hurricane Irma: Nuclear Power Plants and Hurricanes & Climate Change

How are you doing?  We dodged a bullet, although I know that many of us are still without power and in the morass of cleanup – yard and refrigerator, all the areas that depend on electricity…… It could have been a Cat IV or V.  Thank goodness for that mini-cold front that helped dissipate Irma’s… Read more »

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Some Tampa Bay rivers still under Flood Warning after Irma

The National Weather Service has extended Flood Warnings for several area rivers after Hurricane Irma, including the Anclote River at Elfers, the Little Manatee River at Wimauma, the Hillsborough River near Hillsborough River State Park, the Hillsborough River at Morris bridge and for the Horse Creek near Arcadia. On Thursday WMNF News interviewed Robin Caton, a… Read more »

Tampa Bay post-Irma: updates on power and assisted-living facilities

The Florida Department of Transportation announced Thursday that I-75 will remain open, as Hurricane Irma flood waters have been receding on the Santa Fe River. As of Thursday morning, FDOT says their engineers and state meteorologists do not think that the river will reach a level to make the interstate unsafe. Hernando County Emergency Management… Read more »

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Pinellas orders some evacuations for Hurricane Irma

On Thursday Pinellas County Commissioners approved mandatory evacuations for residents in zone Level A because of Hurricane Irma beginning Friday morning. Level A includes many coastal areas, mobile home residents and special needs residents who registered with the county. Evacuation is optional for residents of Level B and Level C zones. Friday night Pinellas County… Read more »

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How Tampa Bay residents should prepare for Irma

As Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma, several Tampa Bay area school districts have announced school closings. Here are the districts that are closed Thursday and Friday: Hillsborough County Pinellas County Hernando County Here are the school districts that are closed Friday: Sarasota County Manatee County Polk County Pasco County The University of Tampa will close… Read more »

Hurricane Irma – what you might need to know for dealing with the storm

Here is some general information that might be helpful  The National Hurricane Center has the best information: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ Governor Scott has ordered all tolls be suspended across Florida. Now is the time to refill prescriptions if you don’t have a couple of weeks supply on hand. Charge up all your phones, laptops, tablets, etc. You can… Read more »

Tropical Storm Hermine

Sandbag information by county

Here is the latest sandbag locations that we have, by county. If possible, bring your own shovels and some counties may want you to bring containers. DON’T DIG UP THE BEACHES!!!!! Citrus County Informaion: There will be sandbag materials available at the following locations Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.: 4508 S. Grandmarch Ave…. Read more »

Women’s Show 8/31– Hurricane Harvey – Desperate Havoc and Beyond Nuclear

Words simply cannot convey the desperate havoc that is besieging the people of Houston and the surrounding areas… Climate Change – regardless of your belief in the causation – is very real and simply cannot be ignored and disregarded.  Everything about Hurricane Harvey underscores the warnings that meteorologists and scientists have been giving for years. … Read more »

Hurricane Matthew closures

President Obama declared a State of Emergency in Florida Thursday because of Hurricane Matthew; a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for all or parts of Levy, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Polk and some counties to the east of Tampa Bay. A Tropical Storm watch for Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota Counties. The category 4 hurricane is expected… Read more »

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Tampa Bay residents can apply to FEMA for Hermine relief

On Friday, Governor Rick Scott announced that Floridians who lost jobs as a result of the flooding and storms during Hurricane Hermine may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (more information below); in addition, residents who suffered wind or flood damage during the storm several weeks ago can apply to FEMA for assistance. FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams… Read more »

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Sewage spill update from St. Pete mayor

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman updated City Council Thursday about the massive dump of stormwater and partially treated and untreated sewage during Tropical Storm Hermine; Kriseman updated media Friday morning before an unrelated press conference. Listen:           “The update is, as a result of last night’s meeting, we are, as quickly as we can, moving forward with… Read more »

Florida This Week: Rundown of primary results, Hermine reveals faults in Bay Area infrastructure

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160905_110618_radioactivityM1_348.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Monday we listened back to the latest edition of Florida This Week, a political talk show from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. In this episode our panel of political experts and insiders discussed the biggest stories in the state and nation:’s Rubio vs…. Read more »

St.Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman offers tips on how to prepare for Tropical Storm Hermine

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160831_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3   On the first part of Radioactivity Wednesday we talked about storm preparedness, water conservation and safety during the approaching tropical storm with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman. During the storm, Mayor Kriseman advised listeners to limit their water usage at home and avoid traveling, especially driving through flooded streets. then we took  listener comments… Read more »

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St. Pete dumps wastewater into Bay pre-Hurricane Hermine

On Thursday Hermine strengthened to a hurricane; because of heavy rainfall Wednesday the City of St. Petersburg began what it calls a “controlled wastewater discharge into Tampa Bay.” The city says based on previous releases “90% of the discharge is expected to consist of rainwater/storm water.” But St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman says the amount of… Read more »

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Tropical Storm Hermine will hit Florida Thursday

*update: Hermine became a hurricane on Thursday September 1 Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Wednesday because of the approaching Tropical Storm Hermine. The state of emergency covers 42 counties, including Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk and the counties north of the Tampa Bay region. It’s about 400 miles west-southwest of Tampa. The National Hurricane Center has upgraded… Read more »