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Friday, April 16, 2021

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Experts presenting Hurricane Preparedness Program in Mt. Dora

Experts presenting Hurricane Preparedness Program in Mt. Dora

With the memories of Hurricane Irma still lingering, emergency managers want citizens to be better prepared during the 2018 storm season. Experts will present a Hurricane Preparedness Program at 2pm Thursday, July 26, at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N.…
Lake County Teams Helps in Puerto Rico

Lake County Teams Helps in Puerto Rico

Recently a team of six people from Lake County traveled to Puerto on a mission trip and touched the lives of hundreds of people. The group was led by Gretchen San Miguel, MD, and included Carla Haack, MD, Ricardo Vasquez-Duarte,…
Stetson Mansion’s ‘Christmas Spectacular!’ Opens Today

Stetson Mansion’s ‘Christmas Spectacular!’ Opens Today

The cool, crisp temperature this morning is the perfect backdrop for the Stetson Mansion’s opening day of the “Christmas Spectacular!” Holiday Home Tour. Now in its seventh year, the holiday tour of John B. Stetson’s historic home in Deland has become…
FEMA opens second mobile center to help with hurricane recovery

FEMA opens second mobile center to help with hurricane recovery

Residents and business owners still recovering from the devastation of recent hurricanes have another opportunity to receive federal assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening a mobile Disaster Recovery Center starting at 1pm today, Nov. 14, at the Highlander…
Villages staff seeks residents’ input on hurricane preparation

Villages staff seeks residents’ input on hurricane preparation

At some point, the “aftermath” of Hurricane Irma ends and analysis for the next natural disaster begins. The Villages district administration is soliciting input from Villages residents on how the community might make improvements in storm preparation. Comments will be…
FEMA to open Disaster Recovery Center for residents, businesses

FEMA to open Disaster Recovery Center for residents, businesses

Additional help is on the way for people still trying to recover from the damage of Hurricane Irma. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Wednesday it will be opening a mobile Disaster Recovery Center for residents and business owners…
Lake County advises residents about storm debris removal

Lake County advises residents about storm debris removal

Lake County crews are facing the task of collecting an estimated 300,000 cubic yards of debris—six times more than the county collected in all of fiscal year 2016—left behind by Hurricane Irma. The Public Works Department is diligently working with…
DCF to start disaster food aid in Lake, Sumter, and 46 other counties

DCF to start disaster food aid in Lake, Sumter, and 46 other counties

SEPT. 26 UPDATE: The Department of Children & Families, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will implement the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program from 7am-6pm Sept. 30-Oct. 4 in Lake and Sumter counties to assist individuals and families affected by…
Lake County property damage estimate at $32 million and rising

Lake County property damage estimate at $32 million and rising

The property damage estimate from Hurricane Irma has reached $32 million in Lake County, not including Astor, where flood conditions have prevented assessments, according to a Monday afternoon news release. About 11,110 customers remain without power in Lake County. There…
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