Before the 40 TPD officers and 15 Tampa firefighters left early Saturday morning, they were told, “You guys are gonna be exposed to stuff that nobody’s ever seen before but you guys.”
The state of Florida's death toll attributed to Hurricane Ian rose to 44 Saturday night as floodwaters continued to rise in low-lying areas.
At least 30 people were confirmed dead Saturday as rescuers continue to search for survivors among the ruins of Florida's flooded homes from Hurricane Ian.
A 22-year-old man is dead, and a 70-year-old man was injured, when their truck collided with a downed tree on a Lake Wales roadway Saturday morning.
Volunteers and organizations across the Bay Area are stepping up to help those impacted by Hurricane Ian.
First responders have shut down I-75 in both direction at Sumter Boulevard in North Port due to flooding Friday night. North Port has continued to see flooding impacts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
Tampa Bay area residents stocked up on essentials and prepared their homes for the worst. Then, we watched as Hurricane Ian shifted southeast, and while that pared the Tampa Bay area, Southwest Florida was ravaged.
Ian was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone Friday afternoon, but the threat of dangerous storm surge, flash flooding and high winds remains.
TECO said the majority of their customers will have power by Sunday evening while Duke Energy said most of their customers will have it by Sunday morning.
Parts of Hardee County remained underwater Friday, as homeowners tried to salvage whatever they could.
Hillsborough County Water Resources said water going down the drain collects in neighborhood pump stations. Officials said without power, impacted pump stations can and will overflow.
Polk County residents continue cleaning up after Hurricane Ian.
Gabby Petito's family on Friday praised a new, bipartisan Senate bill to help find missing persons as a "huge step forward."
The Largo Police Department is investigating after a man’s body was found floating at Largo Central Park on Thursday.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has announced funeral plans for Deputy Michael Hartwick, who was killed by an illegal immigrant driving a front loader while providing security at a construction site.
Those living in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, and Seminole counties qualify for federal aid.
Schools in Hardee County are closed indefinitely in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
Publix stores across Florida closed earlier this week as Hurricane Ian neared landfall. Now locations that were in the storm's path are reopening throughout the state.
Several airports across Florida closed because of the threat from Hurricane Ian. Many are reopening as soon as Friday, including Tampa International Airport.
The Bubble Room, an iconic restaurant on Captiva Island, is still standing, Maybe Floridians will one day be able to take a bite of Orange Crunch cake, but as of now, the extent of the building's damage is unknown.