Roofing companies busy finishing projects before Isaac hits

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla - Roofing companies are scrambling to complete unfinished business. WINK News caught up with roofers at Kelly Roofing in Naples as they worked to secure materials on a ..
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Electric companies busy fixing generators

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

FORT MYERS, Fl. - Local electric companies tell WINK News, they've been busy all day with calls to repair old generators. Owners at D and R Electrical Services say many c..
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Threat of Isaac keeping insurance agencies busy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

FORT MYERS, Fl. - With Isaac still a threat, some businesses are cashing in.  Insurance companies have been especially busy Thursday. One local agency says they're t..
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Power crews prep for Isaac

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Power crews from Georgia and Alabama will soon arrive in Southwest Florida to help back up local power companies working to make sure Isaac doesn't disrupt servic..
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Emergency planners say prepare for Isaac

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

LEE COUNTY, Fl. - You may have noticed your grocery store had bottled water and batteries closer to the front of the store Wednesday.It's time to stock up Don't be complacent and t..
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Tropical storm warnings after new depression forms

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

MIAMI (AP) - A new tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic prompting tropical storm warnings to be issued across a swath of islands in the Caribbean.    The d..
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US forecasters raise Atlantic hurricane outlook

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

MIAMI (AP) - An Atlantic hurricane season that got an early start is likely to stay busy and may produce a few more storms than originally predicted, U.S. forecasters said Thursday..
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Hospital preparations

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - One of the busiest places before, during and after a storm, is a hospital.Lee Memorial Health Systems says it has a plan in place to handle any emergency and the..
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Social media and storms

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

HURRICANE CENTRAL, Fla. - When a hurricane threatens, you may turn to a number of sources to get your information, but this year that list should include Facebook, Twitter and your..
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Power preparations

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - According to the U.S. Census, Florida's population has grown by nearly one-million people since hurricane Wilma struck in 2005. In that same time, Florida P..
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Storm Ready

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANIBEL, Fla. - According to the National Weather Service, an average year in America produces 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornadoes and an average of two landfalling..
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Tracking Andrew

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HURRICANE CENTRAL, Fla. -  It's been 20 years since Hurricane Andrew devastated South Florida and a lot of lessons were learned. Chief Skytracker Meteorologist Jim Farrell was..
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Building Safety

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. - One way to cut your losses during a storm is to make sure your house is fortified. A Florida research team is working hard to make sure homeowners know exactly what's..
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Homestead after Andrew

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Hurricane Andrew changed everything when it comes to how authorities respond to hurricane damage. During Andrew, Homestead was ground zero. The damage there was u..
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Storm survivor

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lessons learned after Hurricane Andrew helped emergency managers here in Southwest Florida better prepare for Hurricanes Charley and Wilma. One Southwest Florida..
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Emergency supply kit

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HURRICANE CENTRAL - You may have to survive on your own after a disaster. You should be prepared to be without access to food or goods for at least 72 hours. It may take emergency ..
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Waffle House disaster index

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. - What is more reliable than a Waffle House? Apparently, not much! The government says it uses the Waffle House Index when responding to disasters like a hurricane..
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Know your zone

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Southwest Florida is the worst place in the nation to evacuate when disaster strikes, according to a recent Atkins Global ranking. Our local emergency mana..
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Storm surge and inland flooding

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HURRICANE CENTRAL, Fla. - After Hurricane Charley, the National Hurricane Center started issuing separate forecasts for hurricane intensity and storm surge. And as meteorologists w..
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Cell phone preparations

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. - The cellular company Verizon Wireless says it managed to stay intact after Hurricane Charley, and it wants to make sure its network continues to be reliable at all ti..
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