Hurricane

Man Gives His Generator To Desperate Woman

Yesterday's 5pm National Hurricane Center update really changed the way Florida is preparing for Hurricane Irma. With the potential of the center of circulation coming up the center of the state, people are preparing for the worst. Generally the worst begins with the loss of power and many stores...
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Safety Tips For Using Generators, Camp Stoves and Candles

As we prepare for Hurricane Irma and the potential of devastating damage to our homes and businesses, the Consumer Product Safety Commission warns us about hidden dangers lurking in their storm-ravaged homes. As we prepare for days without electricity many people turn to generators and camp stoves...
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Texas Animal Shelters Seeking Pet Foster Families

As the cleanup from Hurricane Harvey begins in Texas, at least 30,000 Texans have been rendered homeless and forced into temporary shelters. Many of those shelters do not have the room for the pets of those inside, leaving thousands of animals homeless. But there is something you can do to help,...
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Hurricane Harvey Creates Need For Cash

The Texas gulf coast was the place where category 4 hurricane Harvey came ashore Friday and has continued to meander around, delivering lots of rain, with some forecasts are saying an unprecedented 45 to 50 inches of rain will fall before the system slowly travels northeast later this week. pic...
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No Sales Tax This Weekend For Hurricane Preparedness Items

Hurricane season is here and this weekend you can get your house ready without paying taxes! starting today (6/2/2017) through Sunday (6/4/2017), qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. So reusable ice bags, batteries, flashlights, generators and even radios are...
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Man Calls Pizza Delivery Guy To Check On Grandmother After Hurricane Matthew

Florida's east coast really took a pounding from Hurricane Matthew, including Flagler County, which just reported this week that their beaches are closed indefinitely . Eric Olsen was especially concerned about his 87 year old grandmother, Claire, who lives alone in Palm Coast. Eric, who lives...
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Hurricane Matthew May Have Help Halt The Zika Virus For A Time

While Hurricane Matthew has left 4 Floridians dead and millions without pwoer in its wake, there may be a silver lining. The hurricane could put the brakes on the spread of the Zika virus in south Florida, for a while anyways. Usually after tropical weather, adult mosquitoes get washed away by...
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Sandbag Locations Open in Ocala and Marion County

The city of Ocala will have sandbag locations for city residents available Wednesday and Thursday (10.5.16 & 10.6.16) from 8am to 6pm at: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex at 1510 NW 4th St (off SR 40/Silver Springs Blvd) Tuscawilla Park at 829 NE Sanchez Ave, at the large pavilion...
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Storm Push Notifications/Alerts

Download the brand new 98.5 KTK mobile app for iPhone and Android and stay informed before, during and after the storm! The easiest and quickest way for you to hear and see news reports from 98.5 KTK is with our new app, that will send you push notifications when new or urgent storm information...
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