Hurricane warnings are posted for parts of the western Panhandle of Florida and into southern Louisiana. Up to eleven feet of storm surge and rainfall of up to a foot or more is possible as Hurricane Sally heads north. Forecasters say it’s still a Category two storm but could become as strong as a Category three. For more from the Dove Hurricane Guide and our weather partners from 10 Tampa Bay check in here. We’re almost out of names on the list with Paulette, Sally, Teddy and Vicky on the map. A wave coming off the coast of Africa is likely to become Wilfred and that’s the last official name of the list. The National Hurricane Center then goes to the Greek alphabet. Our weather in the Bay area still has flood warning and rip currents warnings posted.
Bars were allowed to reopen Monday at 50% capacity. Outdoor seating is allowed with social distancing. Bars have been closed for the past two months, having been shut down for a second time after some bars were caught ignoring the rules. Governor DeSantis is also considering loosening restriction on restaurants soon as well.
Florida added another 1,736 new coronavirus cases Monday. The state total is now 665,730 with 12,642 Floridians losing their lives to the virus .For the latest information check the Dove Coronavirus site and the Florida Dashboard, which is updated daily at 11 am, including the weekend. The Florida Department of Health also has the COVID-19 Call Center open 24/7 at 1-866-779-6121. You can also reach them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.
Plan on some traffic tie ups today thanks to Joe Biden’s visit to Tampa around 1:30 pm. The presidential candidate is scheduled to be in Tampa for an event around 1:30 pm. The campaign also has an evening event in Kissimmee.