The 2018 hurricane season comes to an end today.. 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.
Sparkman Wharf will officially open to the public today. 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.
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.