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Gulf Power crews at the ready for possible storm outages

Gulf Power crews at the ready for possible storm outages Pensacola, Florida – While much of Florida braces for Hurricane Irma’s trek up the western coast of the state, Gulf Power has activated its McCrary Storm Center and is monitoring the storm and evaluating its potential impact on Northwest Florida. Based on current forecasts, the energy provider predicts that approximately 20,000 customers in Northwest Florida may lose power as a result of severe winds — with the majority of the outages occurring in and around the Bay County area. As the storm continues to move and shift, that number...

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Gov. Rick Scott: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, just hours after Governor Rick Scott’s request, President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration. This declaration authorizes federal funding to flow directly to Floridians impacted by Hurricane Irma and reimburses local communities and the state government to aid in response and recovery from Hurricane Irma. This morning, Hurricane Irma made landfall at Cudjoe Key in the Lower Florida Keys. Governor Rick Scott said, “It’s clear that the entire country is standing with Florida as Hurricane Irma batters our state right now. I have heard from people all across the world that want to help and...

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FSU-PC Closure Update 9.10.17

Panama City, Florida – FSU-PC Closure Extended thru Friday, September 15th, 2017 Updated 1:45 p.m. Sat. Sept. 9, 2017 Based on the most recent forecast from the National Hurricane Center, Florida State University is extending its current closure through Friday, Sept. 15, due to concerns about the impact of the storm and possible long-term power outages as a result of fallen trees. Travel to the east and the south is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED. DO NOT travel into the path of the hurricane. Please continue to monitor the latest weather information from the National Weather Service or other official weather sources....

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Gov. Rick Scott Requests a Major Disaster Declaration from President Donald Trump as Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, shortly after Hurricane Irma made landfall at Cudjoe Key in the Lower Florida Keys, Governor Rick Scott requested a Major Disaster Declaration for every county in Florida from President Donald Trump. Earlier today, Governor Rick Scott spoke with President Donald Trump who reaffirmed his support to provide Florida with every federal resource to aid in response and recovery. To view the request, click HERE. Governor Rick Scott said, “As Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida, we are fully committed to providing every resource to Floridians for response and recovery. We will spare no expense to save lives...

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Bay County updates on Hurricane Irma – 1230pm cdt 9.10.17

Bay County, Florida – As of noon Central time Sunday September 10th 2017, state emergency management officials continue to anticipate Tropical Storm force winds for the Bay County area beginning at around 1 a.m. Monday. In support of sheltering efforts, the Bay County Commission issued a local state of emergency Sunday. The Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) have issued a directive that, for Hurricane Irma, bridges will close at sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. Currently, potential sustained wind speeds of 35 to 40 miles per hour in Bay County are expected from...

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Naval Support Activity – Panama City (Update 12pm 9.10.17)

Naval Support Activity – Panama City – Sunday 9.10.17 The installation is setting TCCOR 1 by the end of today with a base wide muster required for all NSAPC personnel and tenants to their leadership. The Commanding Officer is directing MISSION-ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL only on base, NO evacuation for Monday 11 September 2017. For all base-wide employees , not essential, shelter in place at home. Base housing will remain open and set COR-1 to shelter in place. The base Galley will be open for brunch hours on Monday for the dive school students. The NEX will close at 1600 today...

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Tyndall Air Force Base – HURCON 2 (Update 9.10.17 11am CDT)

HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE Sunday 10th, 2017 11am cdt   Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida – As a result of Hurricane Irma, a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the surrounding areas to include Tyndall Air Force Base. The 325th Fighter Wing commander has declared HURCON 2 in preparation for the potential for tropical storm winds of 48-59 mph. Destructive winds could arrive within 24 hours. Members required to report for work on Monday will be contacted directly by their chain of command. If you are not contacted to report to work you should remain in a safe location...

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