Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Maria Forecast to Become Major Hurricane as it Moves Near the Leeward Islands

September 17, 2017 10pm Advisory Hurricane Maria: Location: 14.2 N  58.4 W About 108 mi NE of Barbados About 210 mi ESE of Dominica Maximum Sustained Winds: 85 mph Present Movement: WNW or 290 degrees at 13 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 979 mb / 28.91 inches of mercury At 10:00 PM CDT, the center of Hurricane Maria was located near ...

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Maria Becomes Hurricane

September 17, 2017 5pm Advisory Hurricane Maria: Location: 13.8 N  57.5 W About 140 mi ENE of Barbados About 275 mi ESE of Dominica Maximum Sustained Winds: 75 mph Present Movement: WNW or 285 degrees at 15 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 982 mb / 29.00 inches of mercury At 400 PM CDT, the center of Hurricane Maria was located by ...

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Tropical Storm Maria Expected To Become Hurricane Later Today

September 17, 2017 7am Advisory Tropical Storm Maria: Location: 13.3 N  55.6 W About 410 mi ESE of the Lesser Antilles Maximum Sustained Winds: 65 mph Present Movement: WNW or 290 degrees at 15 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 994 mb / 29.36 inches of mercury At 7:00 AM, the center of Tropical Storm Maria was located near latitude 13.3 North, ...

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Three Okaloosa School District Employees Charged in Connection with Abuse Allegation

September 14, 2017 Fort Walton Beach, FL– A Fort Walton Beach teacher is charged with four counts of child abuse in connection with treatment of an autistic child while she was employed at Kenwood Elementary School. The former principal and a school district employee also face charges for not reporting allegations made against the teacher to the state’s child abuse hotline ...

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Home Invasion in Baker

Baker, FL – A Baker family says two men came into their Hilton Road home Sunday morning and stole a car and cash. One of the victims informed deputies that two white males entered the residence around 10:30 a.m. and took a wallet with cash, then stole a 2005 black Lincoln Town Car. She described the intruders as two thinly ...

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Irma Continues to Weaken as the Center Moves Along the Northwestern Coast of the Florida Peninsula

September 11, 2017 4am Advisory Hurricane Irma: Location: 28.9 N   82.6 W About 35 mi ESE of Cedar Key, FL About 60 mi N of Tampa, FL Maximum Sustained Winds: 75 mph Present Movement: NNW or 340 degrees at 18 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 965 mb / 28.50 inches of mercury At 4:00 AM CDT, the center of Hurricane Irma ...

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Irma Weakening As It Moves Over The Western Florida Peninsula

September 11, 2017 1am Advisory Hurricane Irma: Location: 28.2 N   82.2 W About 20 mi NW of Lakeland, FL About 25 mi NE of Tampa, FL Maximum Sustained Winds: 85 mph Present Movement: NNW or 345 degrees at 15 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 960 mb / 28.35 inches of mercury At 1:00 AM CDT, the center of Hurricane Irma was ...

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As Irma Continues to Batter South Florida, Strongest Winds Expected in Marco Island / Naples Area Within The Next Couples of Hours

September 10, 2017 1pm Advisory Hurricane Irma: Location: 25.6 N   81.8 W About 35 mi S of Naples, FL About 70 mi S of Ft. Meyers, FL Maximum Sustained Winds: 120 mph Present Movement: N or 350 degrees at 12 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 936 mb / 27.64 inches of mercury At 1:00 PM CDT, the center of Hurricane Irma ...

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Juveniles Burglarize Cars and Set Boat Ablaze

September 10, 2017 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla—A report of a boat fire leads to the arrest of two juveniles after deputies link them to nine reported car burglaries and two stolen firearms. Just before 6 AM Saturday morning, September 9th, deputies were called to a report of a boat fire on Trae Lane. While en route, a resident living off ...

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Things to Remember While Traveling During A Natural Disaster

September 10, 2017 The Florida Highway Patrol would like to remind motorist that during the upcoming storm to please stay off the roadways. The local bridges will be monitored for wind hazards and will be evaluated for closure when winds reach 40 mph sustained. During the storm our troopers will be taken off the roadway, when the weather becomes too ...

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