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The Weather Authority 2022 hurricane special: Bracing for Impact

With each hurricane season seeming more ominous than the next, one of nature’s most destructive forces, year after year, closes in on Florida. It takes only one hurricane to hit your community for it to be a bad year. Protecting your home and family, and knowing when to get out become paramount as a storm […]

Get your hurricane supplies tax-free this week

Starting Friday through next weekend, you can get hurricane supplies tax-free. This includes a lot of things you need to prepare for a big storm. Items that can be purchased tax-free include canned food, candles, flashlights, batteries for your flashlights, gas or diesel fuel container, weather radios, lanterns, reusable ice packs and more. All of […]

Tropical depression likely forming in Gulf by end of week

The National Hurricane Center reports an area of low pressure over the southeast United States is moving toward the northeast Gulf of Mexico, where it could develop into a tropical depression. As of 2 a.m. Tuesday NHC forecasts the area of low pressure will form over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico by Wednesday. There is […]

Watch the WINK News 2019 Hurricane Special

Be prepared for the next big storm and know what to do during and after with the WINK News hurricane guide. For complete coverage on hurricanes and the tropics visit WINK News’ Hurricane Central HERE.

FPL to propose monthly Irma surcharge to cover $1.3 billion costs

FORT MYERS, Fla. Florida Power and Light proposed a monthly surcharge Thursday to help recover $1.3 billion in costs from Hurricane Irma. The company plans to begin recovering Irma costs in March 2018, following the expiration of the Hurricane Matthew surcharge. MORE: Woman without power thanks FPL FPL customers would continue paying the surcharge through 2020 if […]