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Storm watch from St. Pete Beach

Storm watch from St. Pete Beach

In the above photo, taken on St. Pete Beach at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, there's no question that storms are rolling in off the coast, including Tropical Storm Arlene. Several beachgoers are still out on the sand, but most are taking cover and staying dry away from those ominous gray clouds.

Would you ever venture out onto the beach in weather like this?

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Next Pinellas e-Series to cover pet preparedness during hurricane season

Next Pinellas e-Series to cover pet preparedness during hurricane season

Pets are an important part of many homes across the country, but how many pet owners have a survival plan for their pets should disaster strike? Join eSeries: Prepare to Survive as host Tom Iovino interviews Connie Brooks, President of the Bay Area Disaster Animal Response Team. Brooks will share her eye-opening experiences from this spring’s deadly tornadoes and offer sound tips on the best way to ensure pets and their owners can prepare, survive and recover from disasters.

A live blog feature will open at www.pinellascounty.org/eseries before the presentation begins at 7 p.m. Those interested in submitting a question for consideration can log in and enter them into the blog window. Questions meeting the terms of participation will be posted. Since the show is only 15 minutes long, not all questions may be answered on air. Those questions will be answered and posted online after the event.

Local Red Cross CEO to speak at Homeland Security Subcommittee Field Hearing

Local Red Cross CEO to speak at Homeland Security Subcommittee Field Hearing

Clearwater, FL -- Linda Carbone, CEO of the American Red Cross Tampa Bay Chapter and Florida's West Coast Region will testify at a hearing for the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications.  

The field hearing will be held on Friday, June 10 in the Clearwater City Council Chambers, located at Clearwater City Hall, 112 S. Osceola Avenue, Clearwater.

The hearing entitled "Weathering the Storm: A State and Local Perspective on Emergency Management" will include Ms. Carbone's testimony on the readiness and responsibilities of the Red Cross during majors disasters.

Home not hurricane-ready? This loan could help!

Home not hurricane-ready? This loan could help!

Hurricane preparedness is the featured topic on There’s No Place Like Home, the radio show sponsored by the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County. The show will be on Thursday, June 2, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on WRXB 1590 AM. It can also be watched on be PCC-TV (Bright House Channel 622, Knology Channel 18 or Verizon Channel 44), YouTube, or viewed on-line at www.pinellascounty.org/community/hfa/Media.htm

Guests include Tom Iovino, hurricane preparedness spokesperson from the Pinellas County Communications Department, and Daphne Johnson-McCluster, program administrator with Pinellas County Community Development.

The show will provide helpful preparedness tips for residents and information about a home improvement loan program that may help get homes ready for the season.

Don't miss: FREE 2011 hurricane seminar

Don't miss: FREE 2011 hurricane seminar

Join local meteorologists, several hurricane related vendors and the City of Gulfport for the FREE 2011 Hurricane Seminar on Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater at 5501 27th Avenue S. Guests can learn what to expect this hurricane season in order to be most prepared. 

The Gulfport Senior Center is hosting a Hurricane Pizza Party in their dining room at 6 p.m. offering 2 slices of pizza for $3.00 with coffee or iced tea for guests who are interested in a group dinner before the seminar. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Wanna be a 10 News Weather Watcher?

Wanna be a 10 News Weather Watcher?

Hey guys! I'm looking for weather reports from your neighborhood to include in my morning weathercasts, and I want to hear from you!

Here's how you can become part of the weather team:

  • Start by signing up as a Community Blogger for 10 News In Your Neighborhood so you can share your info and updates online
  • Then, email The Morning Show on 10 News at mornings@wtsp.com to submit a photo and your location so I can call you for your weather update
  • Give us updates anytime on the weather in your area by reading your outside thermometers or taking photos/videos and sending them into us and posting them online

Largo assesses last week's storm damage

Largo assesses last week's storm damage

Largo, Florida - The City of Largo has completed damage assessment of structures following the March 31, 2011 wind storm. Structural damage occurred in areas south of Ulmerton Road from Ridge Road/113th Street east to Washington Avenue.

A total of 142 residential structures were destroyed or suffered structural damage, concentrated in several mobile home parks: Pointe West, Four Seasons, and Gross Pointe.