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Power companies preparing ahead of possible outages due to Ian

FPL crews are staging the Charlotte County Airport to prepare ahead of Ian's arrival. There are about 20 staging sites up and down Florida's west...
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Addressing your concerns about medical care and hurricanes

Hospitals and healthcare systems from across Southwest Florida are preparing for Hurricane Ian. ShorePoint Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda said it is consolidating clinical...
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Parts of Charlotte County being told to evacuate, including mobile homes, shelters open

Charlotte County is already calling for some to evacuate the area due to Hurricane Ian. Four storm shelters were opened on Tuesday morning for...
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The dangers of storm surge and how SWFL is preparing

A big concern for Southwest Florida from Hurricane Ian is storm surge. That means water from the gulf will be pushed toward the shore...
Parked school buses. Photo via AP/Seth Perlman.

Southwest Florida school closures due to Hurricane Ian

The following Southwest Florida schools, colleges, and universities are closed due to Hurricane Ian. Florida SouthWestern State College - Tuesday through Thursday Florida Gulf...
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Comparing projected path of Tropical Storm Ian to Hurricane Charley

Longtime locals may recall the path of Hurricane Charley being very similar to the projected path of the storm seemingly coming toward Southwest Florida. Hurricane...
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Charlotte County residents remember Hurricane Charley

Charlotte County residents remember Hurricane Charley as Southwest Florida tracks the potential storm. Experts say this storm is taking a similar path that hurricane Charley...

Florida declares State of Emergency; SWFL prepares ahead of possible storm

Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a State of Emergency as Hurricane Ian churns in the Caribbean. While Florida remains within the cone, there is still...

Search on for truck in attempted boat theft from Cape Haze lot

Authorities are searching for two suspects who attempted to steal a 21-foot boat and trailer on Thursday from a Cape Haze storage lot. According to...
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Little League umpire, arrested accused of sexual interaction with children

A Little League umpire is accused of walking naked in front of at least two girls under the age of 12. The Charlotte County Sheriff's...

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