Sanibel business owners clean up after Eta

The cleanup continues after Hurricane Eta impacted Southwest Florida with very little notice. Business owners on Sanibel are working quickly in hopes things will be back to normal for vacationers this weekend. At Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages on Sanibel, workers spent Thursday shoveling a lot of sand. “Every now and then we’d come out […]

Owner tries to save boat after 2 others sink in Matlacha Pass

The owner of a boat in Matlacha Pass spent Wednesday morning trying to save his boat after it broke free and drifted into Matlacha Pass Bridge during then-Hurricane Eta. Christian Moncon lives on the boat and was joined by observers who tried to help him. Moncon eventually had to leave it behind when the weather […]

Collier County Public Schools classes to resume Tuesday

Collier County Public Schools said classes will resume Tuesday after being canceled Monday due to the anticipation of Tropical Storm Eta. All CCPS sites will be open; All after-school programs held at CCPS sites will be open; All extracurricular activities, including athletic practices and competitions, will resume; All adult and community education classes will resume; […]

Red Cross ready to help if needed after Tropical Storm Eta

As we continue to monitor Tropical Storm Eta, agencies are busy preparing for the worst. Jill Palmer, executive director of the American Red Cross Gulf Coast to Heartland chapter, spoke with WINK News about their preparations for Eta’s impacts and what they expect. WATCH the interview above.

Storm resources, closures and important information

FORECAST: See the latest weather Eta forecast update here. NOTICES Power Outages Check power outages in Southwest Florida with interactive maps: LCEC: https://www.lcec.net FPL: https://www.fplmaps.com *NOTE: This page will be updated with openings as announcements are made.* Local government offices are closed Wednesday for Veterans Day. Collier County Collier County Public Schools will remain open […]

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Preparations for Eta underway in Southwest Florida

People across Southwest Florida are gearing up for Tropical Storm Eta. CHARLOTTE COUNTY The county will begin staffing its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 8 a.m. Sunday. Storm preps are already underway and leaders continue to hold daily conference calls with county staff on ways to prepare. You need to be prepared as well, keeping […]

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Florida Power and Light shows you their preparations for Eta

Tropical Storm Eta is expected to bring power outages to the area. Florida Power and Light are ready to respond. “We know we’re going to experience widespread scattered power outages because of Eta that’s why we’re prepositioning crews of 10,000 personnel to respond to power outages as safely and quickly as possible,” said Matt Eissey, […]