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Disaster recovery center closing on Aug. 4

Disaster recovery center closing on Aug. 4

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Florida’s joint disaster recovery center will close 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4.

The center is located in the Park Station business complex, 5851 Park Blvd. in Pinellas Park.

The office will be opened from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. six days a week, and from noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Additionally, local governments and non-profit agencies have until Thursday, Aug. 9, to apply for public assistance grants.

Pinellas County will no longer offer sand bags

Pinellas County will no longer offer sand bags

Pinellas County no longer offers sand bags to residents of unincorporated areas of the county during hurricane season.

The county was forced to reevaluate the effectiveness of the sand bags after flooding in 2004 – the record-breaking year when four hurricanes hit the Florida peninsula. Now, officials urge residents not to rely on sand bags to save their homes from flooding during heavy rainfall.

Debby damage being discussed by City Commission

Debby damage being discussed by City Commission

Safety Harbor, Florida-- The City of Safety Harbor is working together to reflect upon the damage caused by Tropical Storm Debby, and how to react now and in the case of future disasters.

Some of the most severe damage in Safety Harbor as a result of Tropical Storm Debby was confined to a section of Bishop Creek from its intersection with Harbor Woods Drive to North City Park.

Trash collection rescheduled in flooded neighborhoods

Trash collection rescheduled in flooded neighborhoods

St. Petersburg, Florida -- Due to safety concerns and to minimize the wake caused by sanitation trucks moving on flooded streets, trash collection for several neighborhoods was rescheduled from Tuesday, June 26 to Thursday, June 28.

Neighborhoods affected include Riviera Bay, Snell Isle and Shore Acres.

The city apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.