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Hurricane season kicks off with preparedness expo in St. Pete

Last Thursday night, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue hosted a Hurricane Preparedness Expo to kick off this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season. Residents picked up supplies and learned more about how they can be ready for worst-case...
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New documentary on St. Pete sewage crisis

There’s a new documentary on the wastewater dumping problem in St. Petersburg; it’s called St. Pete Unfiltered, and we spoke with the filmmaker. The documentary looks at a series of massive dumps of sewage, partially...
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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...
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Pros and cons of reopening the Whitted wastewater plant

One proposed solution to St. Petersburg’s wastewater treatment capacity problem is to re-open a facility that was closed in 2015; the Tampa Bay Times recently reported on a draft investigation from the Florida Fish and...
wastewater sewage

St. Pete says its stormwater capacity can handle big storms

Update, Thursday 13 July 2017:  The day after announcing its largest wastewater treatment plant was prepared for another major rain event, the City of St. Petersburg had an overflow of about 50,000 gallons of “mostly...
Pinellas Legislative Delegation

Pinellas legislators still pondering a fix for sewage dumping

In Pinellas County during Hurricane Hermine this summer more than a quarter-billion gallons of raw and partially treated wastewater was dumped into Tampa Bay and other natural areas. The causes were record rainfall coupled with...
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St. Pete plans to be able to handle Hermine-like stormwater event by next summer

The Public Works Administrator of St. Petersburg insists that stormwater improvements over the next year will allow the city to be prepared for another rain event on the scale of Hurricane Hermine by next August;...
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Charlie Justice challenged by Mike Mikurak in Pinellas

Democratic Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice is facing a challenge to his countywide seat from Republican Mike Mikurak; the two answered questions Thursday afternoon at a Suncoast Tiger Bay Club meeting in the Gateway area of...
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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:          ...
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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%...
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Tampa Mayor: have a plan for storm

Tropical depression 9 is expected to turn toward Florida’s Gulf Coast and strengthen to a tropical storm; Tampa’s Fire Chief says residents can expect 4-8 inches of rain and 20-40 mile an hour winds from...
Clam Bayou. WMNF

Gulfport still vexed by pollution released by St. Pete

A month ago heavy rains led St. Petersburg to dump millions of gallons of untreated sewage mixed with stormwater into Clam Bayou. That’s an estuary shared by the city, state and the neighboring city of...

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