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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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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Power goes out across Sarasota

SARASOTA – As darkness fell and the storm intensified here on the Suncoast, power went out in Golden Gate Point and then Main Street in Sarasota. The post Power goes out across Sarasota appeared first on SNN TV.

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