Northeast winter storm affecting Suncoast airports

SARASOTA – The winter storm in the northeast is affecting commuters on the Suncoast as well. At Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, arrivals and departures to Portland, Maine, Newark; LaGuardia and JFK have been canceled as of 12:30 P.M. Thursday, January 4. Punta Gorda Airport’s lone carrier, Allegiant Air, lost flights to Trenton, New Jersey, Providence, Rhode Island and Portsmouth, New Hampshire as of late morning. Airlines...

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Temperatures in the 30s grip the Suncoast

SUNCOAST – It’s going to get cold on the Suncoast, but forget about snow. The biggest concern is wind chill, which will be in the mid- to upper-30s. Local farms and nurseries have been preparing for a potential freeze by moving tropical and potted plants indoors and covering landscaping with blankets. According to the National Weather Service, the front that dipped into Florida has a 20% chance of rain in Sarasota-Manatee. The only...

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Sarasota County offers storm debris collection tips

SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota City crews continue collecting storm debris left over from Hurricane Irma City of Sarasota officials urge residents to place their waste curbside as soon as they can as there are no specific days for storm debris collection. They offer these tips: Do not place debris in the street or on top of storm drains. Do not park vehicles in front of debris. Do not mix household waste with storm debris. The Sarasota...

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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 restoring water, Publix stores opening

SARASOTA – In Sarasota County beginning at dawn, County Utilities began working to restore water and sewer to Siesta and Casey Keys. Officials are estimating four to eight hours to complete. Publix has confirmed their stores in Venice and Sarasota are opening today. They will run a normal schedule so go stock up on groceries, but be safe on the roads. The post Sarasota restoring water, Publix stores opening appeared first on SNN...

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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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