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Florida Looks For Price Gougers

Posted: 08/29/2012 - In a state-of-emergency, Florida has measures in place to protect consumers from price gougers.

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[UPDATE] FL Dept. of Transportation Isaac Update

Updated: 08/29/2012 - The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures and restrictions in Northwest Florida due to Hurricane Isaac. Scheduled highway maintenance and construction will resume Wednesday, Aug. 29. FDOT has suspended interstate maintenance and construction until further notice. All rail, transit and seaport facilities are functioning as normal.

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Florida Fears Flooding From Isaac

Posted: 08/28/2012 - Governor Scott urged Floridians to use caution, as impacts from Tropical Storm Isaac continue throughout Florida.

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Red Cross Ready to Roll Out

Updated: 08/29/2012 - In preparation for TS Isaac making landfall, the American Red Cross Capital Area Chapter has been asked to serve as a staging area for Red Cross Emergency Response vehicles and Mobile Feeding Kitchens coming from all over the nation.

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Some St. George Locals Keep to the Beach

Updated: 08/28/2012 - A mandatory evacuation was ordered for St. George Island, Dog Island, St. Theresa, and low lying areas of the shore. I'm standing at the Blue Parrot, where the owner here said he's sticking it out and open for business.

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South Georgia on 'Code Red'

Posted: 08/27/2012 - We've been focused on Florida's response to Tropical Storm Isaac ... But what about South Georgia? Eyewitness News reporter Eames Yates looks at what has authorities in Lowndes County standing by.

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[UPDATE] Wakulla Casts Weary Eyes Towards Isaac- No Mandatory Evacuations

Updated: 08/28/2012 - The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management has decided NOT to order a mandatory evacuation for areas of the county south of U.S. Highway 98 and U.S. Highway 319. Original projections of storm surge from Tropical Storm Isaac had higher estimations along the coast. Emergency Management Director Scott Nelson said the storm surge will continue to be monitored closely.

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Governor Scott Cancels Sunday and Monday RNC Activities

Updated: 08/25/2012 - “As Tropical Storm Isaac approaches Florida and the possibility of hurricane strength conditions becoming more likely for the Keys and Panhandle, I have made the decision to cancel my speech on Monday night at the Republican National Convention and will also cancel my other scheduled convention-related activities on Sunday and Monday, so that I can respond to storm-related matters.

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FL Officials: Save Receipts, Prepare Financial Records As Storm Nears

Posted: 08/25/2012 - Florida Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater today urged Floridians to continue to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac and prepare to “Protect their Home Base” including taking the necessary financial and fire safety precautions to weather the storm.

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Governor Scott Declares State of Emergency

Posted: 08/28/2012 - Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 12-199, to declare a statewide state of emergency. The Executive Order designates Florida Division of Emergency Management Director, Bryan W. Koon as the State Coordinating Officer. The State Emergency Operations Center is now operating at a Level One, full activation.

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[UPDATE] Progress Energy to Work with Secret Service, Emergency Mgmt. Officials

Posted: 08/24/2012 - Progress Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, is preparing to mobilize more than 1200 off-system line and tree personnel to assist company crews if Tropical Storm Isaac affects its service territory. With the Republican National Convention (RNC) beginning Sunday in the Tampa Bay area, Progress Energy Florida is coordinating with the Secret Service, local emergency management organizations, and others to help monitor the event that is bringing more than 50,000 visitors to the area.

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