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Dodging a Cannonball

Dodging a Cannonball

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Four days before the hurricane a normal summer rain apparently caused panic. Perhaps the gray skies served as a reminder of what was to come. Quite possibly…

Hurricane relief at area YMCAs

Hurricane relief at area YMCAs

From Campo Family YMCA: Both the Campo Y and North Brandon Y are welcoming anyone in the community to come get a warm shower, some cool air, wifi, etc. Additionally,…

Hillsborough debris collection

Hillsborough debris collection

From Hillsborough County: Residents cleaning up their yards can start disposing of vegetative storm debris as yard waste collections begin in the unincorporated Hillsborough County Service Area, which also includes…

Manatee debris collection

Manatee debris collection

From Manatee County: Manatee County issues debris collection update Manatee County Utilities Department today issued guidelines for homeowners wanting to dispose of Hurricane Irma-related debris. Debris contractors will take this…

Manatee post-storm recovery updates, resources

Manatee post-storm recovery updates, resources

Manatee County shares post-storm recovery updates, resources Manatee County Government offices re-opened today. The Property Appraiser’s Office will remain closed until power is restored to its building in downtown Bradenton.…

Irma reminds: Storm notes and updates

Irma reminds:  Storm notes and updates

Editor’s Note: this article will be updated continuously as warranted. 090817 9:40 a.m.: The offices of the Observer News have closed and are expected to be closed on Monday. That…