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Frenzy of storm preparations slows down, businesses relieved to be out of the cone

While Southwest Florida is out of the cone for Tropical Storm Laura, hurricane season isn’t slowing down. It’s important to be prepared, no matter where the storm is. There was certainly a sigh of relief Saturday morning as SWFL remains outside of the forecast cone. Unsurprisingly, there’s very little foot traffic now at Home Depot, […]

Lee County making preparations ahead of storm, businesses say they’re not worried

In Lee County, crews are already out doing what they can to prevent major flooding. Lee County Public Works spend time Friday clearing swales, making sure drains in Buckingham are ready for a massive downpour that comes with a tropical storm. Out on Sanibel, co-owner of Bailey’s General Store, Richard Johnson, says they’re prepared. The […]

Collier County preparing, not panicking, ahead of potential TS Laura impacts

Right now, people living in Collier County are worried about Tropical Storm Laura. Marco Island is still in the storm’s track, and those communities are prone to flooding. ”This neighborhood just isn’t that great whenever we have a normal rainstorm, so I can’t imagine a hurricane,” said Alyssa Barcarolo. She and her neighbors fear their […]