D-SNAP second phase opening for Orange and Flagler county residents affected by Hurricane Ian
The Department of Children and Families announced on Sunday that the second phase of the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or D-SNAP, will open on Monday, Oct. 17 for Orange, Flagler, Highlands, Manatee, Pinellas, and St. Johns counties.
Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties now eligible for FEMA assistance in Ian’s wake
Individuals and households in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties were deemed eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance amid Hurricane Ian’s continued damage to livelihoods and property statewide.
Heads up at the beach: Rip current threat east, Red Tide along Gulf Coast
It is not going to be the best beach weekend if you are planning to enter the water. At the east coast beaches there will be a high rip current threat, especially for the Volusia and Flagler beaches. There will be an elevated threat for rip currents at the Brevard beaches but not as high. Use extreme caution and swim near a lifeguard if planning to swim.
Here’s why eerie sea fog rolled onto Flagler and Volusia beaches
Those along the Flagler and Volusia coastline witnessed a spooky sight Tuesday and Wednesday as sea fog made its way onto shore. In the case of sea fog, the cooler ground is the relatively cooler ocean water. Water temperatureAs that unseasonably warm and humid air moved over the cooler water, the air cooled to its dew point temperature. Sea fog formationWhen this happens, the air becomes saturated and fog forms. Sea fog formationAn onshore wind along the Volusia and Flagler coast pushed that fog back onto the land.
LIVE RADAR: Tornado Watch expires for Central Florida, isolated strong storms still possible
The Tornado Watch that had been in effect has been allowed to expire for all of Central Florida. SEVERE WEATHER THREAT SUNDAY MORNINGA cold front is moving through Central Florida producing downpours and storms. A few storms could be strong through the late morning, but the severe threat is lowering across Central Florida. An isolated damaging wind gust or brief tornado is still possible southeast of I-4, but the severe weather threat has come to an end along and northwest of I-4. Future radarMost of Central Florida is dry by noon.
Publix reopens portal for vaccine appointments in Florida
Publix reopened its online portal Wednesday morning for eligible people to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. The available appointments, which will take place later this week, were all booked in Brevard, Volusia, Flagler and Marion counties in less than 90 minutes. [TRENDING: How to get a vaccine in Fla. | Wanted: Man accused of shooting at detective | Cops: Fla. man decapitated hamster]The Publix portal next reopens at 7 a.m. Friday. “We’re happy to announce we’re expanding the program to include eight Publix pharmacies in Indian River County and 11 Publix pharmacies in St. Lucie County,” DeSantis said. To make an appointment when the portal reopens, click here.
OK, we get it, it’s winter. Wind chill readings hit 20s in parts of Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – There was yet another cold start across Central Florida as temperatures dropped into the 30s and 40s Wednesday. Feels-like temperatures dipped into the upper 20s in parts of Flagler and Brevard counties, with Ocala reaching a wind chill of 32. [TRENDING: How to get a vaccine in Fla. | Wanted: Man accused of shooting at detective | Cops: Fla. man decapitated hamster]There’s a freeze warning in effect for Orange, Lake, Flagler, Marion, Sumter, Volusia and Brevard counties through Thursday. There is also a wind chill advisory for most of the region as the wind will continue to kick up through 9 a.m. Wednesday. Expect highs in the upper 60s Thursday and the mid-70s Friday and Saturday, with rain chances returning for the weekend.
Florida could see highs close to 80 to close out the weekend
ORLANDO, Fla. – Foggy conditions are expected to continue into Sunday morning across much of Central Florida. Minimal rain chances are expected throughout Sunday, after the fog dissipates this morning, skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy. Overnight lows will drop into the low 60s. The first will move through the area on Monday, bringing a slight 10 percent chance of rain with highs cooling back to near normal, in the mid 70s Tuesday and Wednesday. By the latter part of the week, highs will drop back in the mid 60s with overnight lows into the 40s.
Frost Advisory in effect for a large part of Central Florida
[TRENDING: This woman received the first COVID-19 vaccine | Judge scolds theme park trespasser | Chuck Yeager dies at 97]We are looking at another cold night in Central Florida. There is now a Frost Advisory in Effect for everyone except Flagler, Coastal Volusia, and Brevard counties. Everyone else has the Frost Advisory until 8 a.m. Wednesday. Widespread Frost is to be expected. The high makes it back to 65, not normal, but much better than the 57 Central Florida had for a high today.
Courts close across Florida as state braces for Tropical Storm Eta’s impact
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Volusia and Flagler counties are two of many across Florida closing courts Thursday to contend with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Eta. The Fourth Judicial Circuit, which includes Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns, will close courts on Thursday with plans to reopen them on Friday once the storm made its way out of the state. [TRENDING: What’s the ‘dirty side’ of a storm? | CDC gives guidance on Thanksgiving | Astronauts prepare for Saturday launch]The Florida Supreme Court posted information on its website about more than a dozen storm-related trial court closures across the state this week. Those details are copied and pasted verbatim below:
Meet the candidates: Here’s who’s running for Flagler-Volusia state attorney
[2020 VOTER GUIDE: Everything you need to know ahead of the presidential election | TRACK YOUR BALLOT: Voting by mail? Here’s how to track your ballot]Other roles for the state attorney include reviewing use of force incidents, determining whether criminal charges are warranted in a case and determining whether the death penalty is an appropriate punishment to be sought. The former prosecutor believes the criminal justice system is broken with a heavy emphasis on incarceration, which he hopes to change by focusing more on diversion programs and common sense sentencing practices. R.J. Larizza (R)Incumbent R.J. Larizza is hoping to get elected for a fourth term as the state attorney for the 7th Judicial Circuit, a role he’s filled since being sworn in in January 2009. Larizza has worked in the criminal justice system since 1980 and has experience as a probation officer, a private attorney, a prosecutor and a state attorney.
General Election Results for Central Florida State Attorneys on Nov. 3, 2020
Find All Race Results HereORLANDO, Fla. – On Nov. 3, voters in Flagler and Volusia and Orange and Osceola counties will decide their next state attorneys. In Orange County, with Aramis Ayala not running for re-election, either Jose Torreolla or Monique Worrell will become the next Orange-Osceola state attorney. In the 7th Judicial Circuit race, Republican incumbent R.J. Larizza is running against independent candidate Don Dempsey to keep his role as Flagler-Volusia State Attorney. Check all the races in Central Florida and statewide in the dropdown menu below, and get more information on the ClickOrlando.com Results 2020 page.
Jacket in the morning but a warm-up by this afternoon
The kids may need a light jacket heading out to the bus stop but temperatures will rebound with plenty of sun into the mid 80s this afternoon with no rain chances. Pinpointing the tropicsShowers and thunderstorms located over the west-central Caribbean Sea are associated with a tropical wave. Formation chance through 5 days is high at 70%. Formation chance through 48 hours, low, near 0%. Formation chance through 5 days, low, 20%.
12’ waves possible at East Coast beaches Sunday, Monday
Teddy will be pushing the ocean right into the coast which could lead to coastal flooding and beach erosion. Coastal flood watches and warning go into effect Saturday eveningA coastal flood warning goes into effect Saturday evening for coastal Flagler county. This means that coastal flooding is possible in these areas. Pay extra close attention if you live in an area prone to coastal flooding. Coastal flooding occurs from rising ocean water being forced inland by a storm rather than from heavy rain.
Some beach restrictions relaxed in parts of Brevard, Flagler counties
Some beach restrictions relaxed in parts of Brevard, Flagler countiesPublished: April 22, 2020, 10:38 amSatellite Beach and Cocoa Beach officials have reopened beaches for sunbathing, sitting in chairs and all other activities within city limits during the coronavirus pandemic — but groups must be five people or fewer.
Several freeze warnings in effect overnight
ORLANDO – We are heading into the coldest night of the winter so far this season. Freeze warnings are in effect for Marion, Flagler, Lake, Sumter, and Inland Volusia counties. The low in Orlando will be 38Tomorrow will bring the turn-around. The low tomorrow night will be in the 40s. By Thursday we go all the way back to normal with a high in the 70s.
Strong afternoon storms bring rain, hail
ORLANDO, Fla. – Storm storms swept across Central Florida Sunday bringing lots of rain and hail in some areas. Tornado warnings were issued for Marion, Flagler and Volusia Counties and expanded into Seminole, Lake, Orange and Brevard as the line of storms moved through the afternoon. Daytona International Speedway officials evacuated the grandstands after the Daytona 500 Race had to be stopped because of the storms. Several fans told Local 6 they couldn't stand the rain, so many called it a night early, missing most of the race. Several viewers sent pictures to Local 6 of hail that came down in Sanford.