The Lightning lost to the Islanders Tuesday night in double overtime 2-1. Brayden Point was on the bench, not on the ice with no real explanation other than rest. It’s on to game six Thursday night at 8 pm. A win Thursday would send the Bolts to the Stanley Cup finals. A loss would mean game seven Saturday night at 7:30 pm.
Crews from all across Florida are heading to the Panhandle and Louisiana to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally. That includes Florida Fire Rescue Teams from Tampa, St. Petersburg and Hillsborough County. A total of 40 mean and women will wait out the storm in Tallahassee before heading over to help out. Other power crews are also ready to jump in and head out, along with the American Red Cross who is accepting online donations to help with hurricane relief.
The rough weather is also responsible for warnings along the beaches in Tampa Bay. Rip currents are especially strong and advisories have been in place for the last few days. The tropics are still very active with three hurricanes on the map - Paulette, Sally, and Teddy - as well as Tropical Storm Vicky and three unnamed waves. The Dove Hurricane Guide is available for the latest information from our weather partners at 10 Tampa Bay and the National Hurricane Service.
Pasco County Schools will make rapid COVID-19 testing available to students and teachers at three sites starting today. The sites are at Land O' Lakes High School, Gulf Middle School and Pasco Elementary School.
COVID-19 cases in Florida grew by another 3,116 cases Tuesday. The state total is now 668,846 with 12,787,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.
Looking for a new home? The Davis Island home of the Buc’s Tom Brady, currently owned by Dereck Jeter is on the market for $29 million. That makes it the most expensive piece of real estate on the market in Tampa Bay with 22,000 square feet of living space. By the way Real estate agent Stephen Gay with Smith & Associates who is handling the sale says don’t even think about trying to get in for a look around unless you’re a qualified buyer.