Suncoast residents continue to feel Irma’s impact

SARASOTA COUNTY – It’s been a week since Hurricane Irma. Suncoast residents are still feeling the impact. Florida Power & Light says most if not all Suncoast residents should have power by Wednesday. On Sunday, Governor Rick Scott reported 90 percent of all outages across Florida have been restored. If you’re still without power, Sarasota County officials say to be cautious of heat exhaustion. Symptoms include heavy sweating,...

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital sees increase in patients during Hurricane Irma

SARASOTA- Between Patients, Staff and visitors, Sarasota Memorial Hospital housed almost 25 hundred people during Hurricane Irma. “We stayed open,” President and CEO David Verinder said. “We stayed fully committed to our community and our patients, and we take that responsibility seriously and we are happy to be here for the community.” SMH took in patients from area Hospitals that needed to close or evacuate during the storm. “Normal...

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Charlotte County offers cell phone charging stations, public computers

CHARLOTTE COUNTY-Three locations have been set up where residents can access Hurricane Irma information via public computers, charge their mobile phones or tablets and access free public WiFi. One additional location, Port Charlotte Beach Park, has charging stations only. All four locations are air-conditioned. The locations are: Charlotte County Administration Center 18500 Murdock Cir. Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Port Charlotte Public...

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A look at the night of Hurricane Irma on the Suncoast

SUNCOAST – The peak of the hurricane began at midnight for the Suncoast and the  majority of the impacts ended by 6 A.M. Monday. Manatee County has lifted their curfew. As of 11:15 P.M. Sunday, Manatee County had 100,000 FPL and Peace River Coop customers in the county without electricity. Almost half of all Sarasota County residents had lost power. That’s 112,820 out of a total of 263,800 customers. By 9:30 P.M., more than 2,000 911...

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Gov. Rick Scott speaks with Trump and FEMA about sending aid

SARASOTA – As Hurricane Irma continues to rip through Florida leaving damage in its wake, questions remain about how quickly the damage will be prepared and how much it will cost. Congressman Vern Buchanan wants to assure people not to risk their life to save their property, aid will come. “Make sure you save your life, your children, your family’s life,” Buchanan said. “We will have the resources I can assure you of that to rebuild...

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Driving through downtown Sarasota in Hurricane Irma

SARASOTA – Hurricane Irma is bearing down on the Sarasota area and it’s safe to say the streets are empty while everyone waits the storm out inside. The post Driving through downtown Sarasota in Hurricane Irma appeared first on SNN TV.

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