Dorian relief efforts for Bahamas under way in earnest

Relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas are being mounted in nearly every community around Lake Okeechobee and across South Florida. Floridians are finding it only natural, not to mention a little heart-wrenching, to take the attitude of “There but for the grace of God go we.” It easily could have been us […]

Glades County voluntary evacuations begin

GLADES COUNTY — Voluntary evacuations will be starting at 5 p.m. tonight, Friday, Aug. 30, for any low lying ares, mobile home parks, and RV parks for the following communities: Moore Haven, Palm Dale, Lakeport, Washington Park, Buckhead Ridge, and Uncle Joe’s Fish Camp. Shelter locations have been identified, however, the timing for opening shelters […]

Hendry County issues local state of emergency

LABELLE – Hendry County Officials have declared a local State of Emergency effective at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, in preparation for the potential threat of Hurricane Dorian. Hendry County Emergency Management (EM) Officials are urging residents to prepare for the possibility of tropical storm conditions beginning Sunday afternoon through Monday and possible hurricane force […]

Salvation Army teams on standby as Dorian approaches

WEST PALM BEACH — After strengthening over the past few days, Hurricane Dorian is expected to make landfall along Florida’s East Coast as a Category four storm during the Labor Day weekend. The Salvation Army has placed all disaster relief resources across the state of Florida on standby. These resources include more than 30 mobile […]