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Gulf Power commits more crews to help restore power in Puerto Rico

Pensacola, Florida – Gulf Power is once again joining its parent company, Southern Company, in sending more team members to Puerto Rico to assist in the massive restoration process following Hurricane Maria’s devastation that virtually wiped out all power to the island last September. Some have not had power since Hurricane Irma impacted the area earlier that same month. Eleven Gulf Power employees will be part of a Southern Company team including Mississippi Power, Alabama Power and Georgia Power — joining thousands of other utility workers from across the nation assisting with restoration. “Our crews are geared up, ready to...

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Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport Welcomes American Airlines

World’s largest airline to offer passengers nonstop service to Charlotte Douglas and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, as well as opening up east and west coast destinations for local passengers as part of AA 2018 expansions announcement.  PANAMA CITY, FL (Jan. 18, 2018) – Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) and American Airlines are excited to announce beginning June 7, 2018, American Airlines will be providing new daily air service for passengers. American Airlines will offer nonstop service to Charlotte Douglas (CLT) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airports. The two airports serve as two of American Airlines’ largest hubs, opening up...

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Winter Storm Updates for Northwest Florida

Updated: 8:00pm cdt 1/16/18 Panama City, Florida – Here is the latest information on school closings, road closures, and other relevant winter weather information in the WKGC listening area: Snow and sleet may coat the ground overnight in the #FLPanhandle, making travel tricky in spots along the I-10 corridor by daybreak. #flwx — Florida Storms (@FloridaStorms) January 17, 2018 Bay County: Bay District Schools: We’re keeping a close on the weather but currently have no plans to cancel school. We look forward to welcoming our students back to school on Wednesday morning. Our classrooms will be warm so...

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Colder Weather Returns This Weekend, Sticks Around

Gainesville, Florida – Winter is about to make an an abrupt return to Florida. After a week of rebounding temperatures, multiple freezes are possible next week as a series of cold fronts sweep through. The first front set to move in could be seen Friday morning sweeping through the South. Ahead of it, showers and thunderstorms are likely across North Florida Friday afternoon. A brief shower or two is also possible across the rest of the peninsula as the front quickly moves through Friday night. Rainfall amounts will range from up to 1/4 of an inch in parts of...

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Rare Winter Storm to Hit North Florida Wednesday

Panama City, Florida – A rare winter storm is taking aim at north Florida, promising a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow Wednesday. Accumulations of ice and snow are both possible near and north of the I-10 corridor between Tallahassee and Jacksonville, and roads could become icy and hazardous for the morning commute. This is an overview of forecast precipitation types and amounts… Ice accumulation up to 1/10″ possible from the Big Bend to Nature Coast, stretching northwest of Gainesville to just west of Jacksonville Sleet and snow accumulation up to 1″ possible near and north of the I-10...

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Tyndall AFB selected as preferred location for new Remotely Piloted Aircraft unit

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force has selected Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, as the preferred location for hosting a new MQ-9 Reaper Wing with 24 remotely piloted aircraft. Vandenberg AFB, California, is considered a reasonable alternative. The wing will be composed of an operations group with mission control elements as well as a launch and recovery capability, and a maintenance group. “We selected Tyndall Air Force Base because it was the best location to meet the unique requirements of the MQ-9 Reaper,” Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson said. That includes fewer aircraft competing for air space,...

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All-day Rain Likely in Parts of Florida Thanksgiving Day

Gainesville, Florida  -A storm system moving across Florida Thanksgiving Day might seem like a tropical storm to some. Relentless rain and gusty winds are expected from the Nature Coast to the First Coast from a non-tropical area of low pressure moving in from the Gulf of Mexico. The unsettled weather, while not as intense, will drift across central and south Florida Friday. TIMING OF THE RAIN Holiday travelers will enjoy pleasant weather Wednesday evening ahead of the storm, but conditions will be deteriorating quickly on the roadways overnight. The list below includes estimated arrival times of the steady rain...

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