Today’s statewide tornado drill begins at 8 am as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week. NOAA weather radios will begin sending text alerts our throughout the drill. Learn more about what to expect here.
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay joins a growing list of agencies helping out during the government shutdown. Free food will be available with proof of ownership at the shelter on Armenia Avenue weekday from noon to 7 pm, and weekends 10 am to 5 pm.
Food stamp benefits will be available to Floridians in February but in a slightly different way. It’s going to be a lump sum payment at the end of this month. That’s due to the government shutdown.
There’s a new scam targeting SunPass users. A warning from FDOT says fake emails are being sent from the address SunPassNotice@ezpass-collections.net. FDOT does not send past due notices through email and if you’ve received one and would like to let them know go to www.SunPass.com , or call the SunPass Customer Service Center at 1-888-865-5352.