Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

LOWER FLORIDA KEYS IN THE EYE OF IRMA

September 10, 2017 8am Advisory Hurricane Irma Location: 24.6 N 81.5W About  20 mi ESE of Key West, FL About  110 mi S of Naples, FL Maximum Sustained Winds: 130 mph Present Movement: NNW or 330 degrees at 8 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 929 mb / 27.43 inches of mercury A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… West of ...

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Life-Threatening Storm Surge Expected In The Florida Keys and the West Coast of Cuba

September 9, 2017 11pm Advisory Hurricane Irma: Location: 23.6 N   87.1 W About 80 mi SE of Key West Florida Maximum Sustained Winds: 120 mph Present Movement: NW or 305 degrees at 6 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 932 mb / 27.52 inches of mercury At 11:00 PM CDT, the eye of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 23.6 North, longitude ...

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Home Auto Shop Severly Damaged After Multiple Explosions and Fire in DeFuniak Springs

September 8, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— A structure fire rips through a Walton County resident’s home auto shop causing multiple explosions in DeFuniak Springs. At approximately 4:40 PM Friday afternoon, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a residential building involved in a structure fire on Corbin Gainey Road. The homeowner stated he had just left his private ...

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Walton County Under Tropical Storm Warning and Irma Expected to Come Up Along the West Coast of Florida Sunday Evening

September 9, 2017 7pm Advisory Hurricane Irma: Location: 23.3 N   80.8 W About 30 mi ENE of Varadero Cuba About 110 mi SE of Key West Florida Maximum Sustained Winds: 120 mph Present Movement: WNW or 290 degrees at 7 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 932 mb / 27.52 inches of mercury At 7:00 PM CDT, the eye of Hurricane Irma ...

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September 8, 2017 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— A second suspect has been arrested for his involvement in more than a dozen car burglaries in Walton County. Felipe Da Silva Piraja, 24, was taken into custody yesterday evening following an investigation into a string of car burglaries that happened over a two week period in late August. On August 25th cars ...

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Important Information for Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa Counties

September 8, 2017 All public K-12 schools, state colleges, state universities and state offices to close Friday, September 8 – Monday, September 11. Escambia County There ARE NO evacuations ordered for Escambia County residents, no matter the location. Host Shelters Pensacola bay Center located as 201 E. Gregory St. starting at 5 p.m. The shelter is for south Florida evacuees. There are ...

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Hurricane Irma Hits Cuba as Cat 5 and Jose Increases Nearly to Cat 5

September 8, 2017 10 pm Advisory Hurricane Irma: Location: 22.1 N   77.7 W About 120 mi ENE of Caibarien Cuba About 300 mi SSE of Miami, FL Maximum Sustained Winds: 160 mph Present Movement: W or 280 degrees at 13 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 924 mb / 27.29 inches of mercury At 10:00 PM CDT, the center of Hurricane Irma ...

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Gaining Momentum: Walton County Fire Rescue Adds First Training Officer To Their Team

September 7, 2017 Walton County, FL – Walton County Fire Rescue, the primary provider of Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the largest fire suppression agency north of Choctawhatchee Bay in Walton County, announces the addition of Captain Ralph Everage as the department’s first Training Officer. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Resource Management from Troy ...

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Gov. Scott: We’re Working Aggressively to Get More Fuel to Gas Stations

September 7, 2017 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott made the following statement outlining the steps that are being taken to bring more fuel to Florida gas stations. Governor Scott said, “We are aggressively working around the clock to bring more fuel to Florida gas stations. I have held calls with the federal government, fuel retailers and oil companies ...

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Hurricane Irma’s Expected to Track Further to the West After Florida Land Fall

September 7, 2017 10:00 pm Advisory Hurricane Irma: Location: 21.3 N   72.4 W About 55 mi ENE of Great Ingua Island About 585 mi ESE of Miami, FL Maximum Sustained Winds: 165 mph Present Movement: WNW or 290 degrees at 16 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 920 mb / 27.17 inches of mercury At 10:00 PM CDT, the eye of Hurricane ...

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