Florida Department of Emergency Management monitoring potential tropical storm development in gulf

TALLAHASSEE – State and local emergency management officials are recommending residents and visitors in Florida stay alert as a potential sub-tropical or tropical storm develops in the Gulf of Mexico this week. Regardless of formation, this system will enhance rainfall across Florida and the northeastern Gulf Coast during the next few days and bring the […]

Storm reportedly damages Kissimmee Prairie State Park; Area residents asked to stay off the road; Tree blocking US 441 N.; Tornado suspected

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s office has issued a statement asking people to stay off U.S. 441 North due to possible tornado damage this morning (Thursday, April 6). “If you don’t have to be on the road, stay off the road,” cautioned Michele Bell, public information officer for the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO). […]