Polk declares local state of emergency, bringing total to 7 Tampa Bay area counties

The City of Venice has also declared a state of emergency.


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Lessons learned: What emergency management changed after 2004 hurricanes

Staff said they’re already preparing for things that are five days away.


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Lake Maggiore neighbors feel left behind in Hurricane Dorian preps

People in the neighborhood said when the lake overflows it gets in all of their homes and the city isn’t directing enough resources their way.


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Driver killed after car hits Polk County school bus head-on

Deputies said four students on the school bus, the bus driver and the bus attendant were checked out by EMS and are okay.


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3 Tampa Bay counties declare local states of emergency ahead of Hurricane Dorian

The local states of emergency will let county leaders do what they feel is safe for their communities.


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FDOT suspends Tampa Bay interstate closures ahead of Hurricane Dorian

All lanes that can stay open on the interstate system in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties will stay open.


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