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Posted: November 29, 2018

Above Average Hurricane Season Comes To A Close Friday


By Ann Kelly

The 2018 hurricane season comes to an end tomorrow. NOAA’s end of season summary came out on Wednesday. We had an above average season with 15 named storms with 2 of the 15 hurricanes becoming major storms. Those were Florence and Michael. Michael is officially the strongest storm ever to hit the Panhandle.

Red Tide has left Pinellas County but there’s sad evidence it’s still around down to the north. Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties. 37 dead dolphins have washed ashore over the last week, 15 on Tuesday. You can check the latest report from the FWC.

The FDA says Florida-grown romaine lettuce is safe to eat. The warning that all romaine lettuce was on the do-not eat list was lifted after the FDA determine the romaine that was most likely at fault for the Ecoli outbreak came from California.

Hold on to those tickets for the postponed Elton John concert. He cancelled the show in Orlando 20 minutes after the show should have begun. For Tampa tickets will he honored for the still to be announced date. If you can’t make the rescheduled date you can get a refund at your point of purchase.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents in the Moon Lake area after a little girl said a man tried to get her into his car claiming he knew her mother. We have a description of the man here. If you have any information you’re asked to call the PCSO at 1-800-706-2488, and reference case #18-47322. We have a composite drawing of that suspect above.

Sparkman Wharf will officially open to the public Friday. What was the old Channelside entertainment area now features food by local chefs, a beer garden and plans for entertainment all year. The Dove will be at the grand opening on Friday from 6-8 pm.

The Bucs broke a four-game losing streak on Sunday with a win over the San Francisco 49’ers at Raymond James Stadium 27-9. The Bucs have their next two games at home, playing Carolina this Sunday at 1 pm. 

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