Update for Big O area counties: Okeechobee schools to reopen Thursday; Hendry County and Glades County schools reopen Wednesday; Government offices reopen

NINETEENTH JUDICIAL COURT The 19th Circuit Court confirming reopening of 19th Circuit Courts on Thursday, September 5th. OKEECHOBEE COUNTY OKEECHOBEE – The City of Okeechobee will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 8 a.m. Okeechobee County School District teachers return to work on Wednesday, as a teacher work day. Students return to school on Thursday, Sept. […]

Updates from Emergency Operations Centers for Okeechobee, Glades and Palm Beach Counties

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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY OKEECHOBEE – Update from Waste Management on Residential Garbage Collection: Due to Hurricane Dorian, Waste Management will resume Residential garbage collection on Wednesday, Sept. 4 , weather permitting, as follows: The Wednesday, Sept. 4 collection, will include Monday and Tuesday residential route customers only. The Thursday Sept. 5 collection, will include Wednesday residential […]

Post Office suspends mail delivery

SOUTH FLORIDA — Due to Hurricane Dorian, the U.S. Postal Service has announced the temporary suspension of delivery and retail operations in South Florida ZIP Codes beginning with 334 and 349 on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Customers from Pompano Beach south through Key West (ZIP Codes beginning with 330, 331, 332, and 333) may continue […]

SFWMD prepares for flooding

WEST PALM BEACH – The South Florida Water Management District lowered water levels in canals controlled by the district in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, according to SFWMD Executive Director Drew Bartlett. “The canals are at the stage they need to be to provide flood control, and they are ready for the storm,” he said Sunday. […]

Hurricane Dorian updates for Glades, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and Hendry Counties

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GLADES COUNTY MOORE HAVEN – Glades County is under a Tropical Storm Watch. Residents are advised to take the storm seriously. Glades County will provide transportation to the shelter at West Glades school today at the following locations: • Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Building, 5 – 5:30 p.m. • Lakeport Maple Grove, 5:45-6:15 p.m. • Washington […]

South Florida emergency officials monitor Hurricane Dorian’s progress: updates for Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Hendry, Glades and St. Lucie Counties

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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY UPDATE OKEECHOBEE – Okeechobee County Emergency Operations continues to monitor the forecast for Hurricane Dorian and its potential impact to Okeechobee County. All necessary preparations are in place regarding residential sheltering, special needs shelter, and pet friendly shelter. County Emergency Operations continue to receive questions regarding shelter openings. At this time, county officials […]

Use app to report price gouging

TALLAHASSEE —With the 2019 Hurricane Season underway, Attorney General Ashley Moody launched an app called NO SCAM to help consumers quickly and effectively report price gouging during a declared state of emergency. NO SCAM is an app designed to help consumers report allegations of price gouging in real-time and allow information on possible violations be […]

West Palm Beach VA Medical Center to close clinics due to Hurricane Dorian

WEST PALM BEACH — The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and outlying clinics will be closed on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The Vet Centers in Jupiter and Greenacres will also be closed. The rural clinics in Clewiston and Moore Haven will be closed through the remainder of next week. VA staff will be contacting […]

Herbert Hoover Dike in good condition, says corps; Lakeport area most at risk of flooding

OKEECHOBEE — Hurricane Dorian could cause Lake Okeechobee to rise as much as 3.5 feet over the next month, as water from the Kissimmee basin drains south. In a Friday telephone conference, Col. Andrew Kelly, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, said the lake level is 13.66 feet today (Aug. 30). […]

Pre-registration Not Required at Palm Beach County Pet-Friendly Shelter

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control’s pet-friendly shelter will be open for residents who reside in a mandatory evacuation zone, mobile home, or sub-standard housing. The pet-friendly shelter is located in the West Boynton Recreational Center at 6000 Northtree Blvd., Lake Worth, FL 33463.  Proof of residency is required. Pre-registration is no longer necessary. […]