On September 13, 2017, FEMA released a Florida Disaster Declaration for areas hit by Hurricane Irma. Marion County is listed for Individual Assistance (IA). Ocala Post spoke with FEMA Thursday and confirmed the information. According to FEMA, individuals seeking assistance must apply within 60 days. FEMA does not provide assistance for food loss. If you […]
[Video brought to you by our partners at Accuweather.com] Officials with Marion County Public Schools announced Wednesday that they will be closed Friday, September 8, and Monday, September 11, due to Hurricane Irma. On Monday afternoon, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for every county in Florida in anticipation of Irma. A state of emergency […]
[Video brought to you by our partners at Accuweather.com] Florida residents are once again preparing for a powerful hurricane. The Florida Keys is currently under an evacuation. “This hurricane has the potential to be a major event for the East Coast. It also has the potential to significantly strain FEMA and other governmental resources occurring […]
[Video courtesy of our partners at Accuweather.com] Today, Governor Rick Scott issued an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in 31 counties within the State of Florida in response to Tropical Storm Emily. Tropical storm warnings are currently in effect for Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee Counties. At this time, no evacuation […]
Food stamp recipients should have received early deposits due to Hurricane Matthew. According to the Florida Department of Children and Families, current food stamp customers in Baker, Brevard, Broward, Citrus, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, […]
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith delivered a clear message to Floridians who told police they were not leaving despite a mandatory evacuation. Smith said he was not trying to scare anyone, but wanted them to understand the magnitude of the storm. He said he has lived it and knows the dangers. He said often times residents […]
Ocala Post has received multiple e-mails in regards to concealed carry during a mandatory evacuation order during a declared state of emergency. In 2015, Governor Rick Scott signed a bill allowing citizens to carry a concealed weapon without a permit during a state of emergency. SB-290 created an exception to the conceal carry statute and enables a person who […]
The NOAA said, "Due to expected flooding, heavy rain, and high winds with the possibility of tornadoes, the current threat to life and property is elevated."
[Last updated on October 7, 2016, at 4:33 p.m. Brought to you by Ocala Post and our partners at AccuWeather. ] Stay tuned to this article for future updates and videos. Shelters are now closed. Hurricane Matthew is now a category 3, sustained winds of 120 m.p.h. The National Weather service said, “Because the hurricane is over […]
No, the image has not been photo shopped. The satellite photo was aired on Tuesday by Weather Channel senior meteorologist Stu Ostro as Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti. The image shows the hurricane through an infrared camera lens. Many turned to social media and said the photo resembled a creepy clown or skull.
[Last updated on September 1, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. Video is brought to you by our partners at AccuWeather. Alerts will be updated throughout the day.] Hermine has strengthened to a hurricane and will deliver heavy rain, gusty winds, flooding and possibly tornadoes into Friday. This will be the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida […]