Mass Casualty Drill at TPA Today; New Tropical System Forms

There’s going to be a little out of the ordinary activity at Tampa International Airport today, but it should not interrupt flights. The FAA has to perform “required triennial mass casualty exercise also called “Operation Pelican Down”. It simulates a mass-casualty incident involving a plane with a fuel fire, injuries and casualties. The event is scheduled to happen between 8 am and noon with some 200 volunteers in addition to the first responders.

As Hurricane Fiona continues to move away from the U.S., there’s a new wave we need to watch. Tropical Depression Gaston is moving away from the U.S., but forecasters say it could make a turn to the west over the weekend. In addition to Gaston, Hurricane Fiona is a Category 4 storm heading for part of the Canadian coast. Other activity is coming off the coast of Africa, which you can track in the Dove Hurricane Guide.

NASA has adjusted the new launch date for the Artemis rocket with the window opening at 11:37 am on Tuesday, September 27th, with the backup launch date of October 2nd launch window opening at 6:47 am. A demonstration test is still scheduled for the 21st. Leaks scrubbed the first launch attempts at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The most expensive home sold in Tampa Bay is about to become rubble.. The former home of Derek Jeter has a demolition permit in place, and the now owner is a trust owned by David L. Koche as well as “Zebb.com Trust.”

Mike Evans will be sitting out the Buc’s home opener this Sunday since he’s suspended for one game following last Sunday’s fight on the field against New Orleans., and that will be without pay. The National Football League called his on New Orleans cornerback Marshon Lattimore a violation of leagues rules for “unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct.” Evans can appeal the suspension.

Ann Kelly

Ann Kelly

Hello, I am Ann Kelly! I was born in Garfield Heights, Ohio (which is a suburb of Cleveland) as one of five children!

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