At 800 PM AST (0000 UTC), the center of Hurricane Fred was located near latitude 17.4 North, longitude 25.0 West. Fred is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected on Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center will be moving away from the Cape Verde Islands.
Youth2Youth, an evidence based program that helps kids become media advocates in prevention has started in Lehigh Acres, FL. Held at the Veterans Park Recreation Center the Youth2Youth Advocacy Group will meet an hour before Teen Night - 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. - at the Veterans Park Recreation Center. The teens will begin by working on the #refuse campaign, and will have an exhibit at the popular Lakes Park Foundation Scarecrow Festival (vote for us when you visit the festival!)
Lee County Public Schools are open Monday, Aug. 31.
“Schools open tomorrow! We will be monitoring the weather closely over the next 48 hours. Pack the umbrella and a jacket for students,” the Lee County Public Schools official account said Sunday afternoon.
At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Fred was located near latitude 13.4 North, longitude 19.9 West. Fred is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue through Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Fred is expected to move through the Cape Verde Islands on Monday through early Tuesday.
A Flood Watch is in place for all of Southwest Florida including Lehigh Acres. This means conditions are favorable for potential flooding. If you live in a flood prone area, or have interests near area creeks and streams, be aware of possible flooding. Also, remember to never attempt to drive through a flooded area.
Bands of heavy rain and storms in association with Erika’s remnants will move across south Florida through Sunday afternoon, Sunday night, and continue into Monday afternoon. High temperatures Sunday and Monday will be in the mid to upper 80′s.
Fire Department Screws up Brush Truck at a recent brush fire, had it towed back to station 102 on Homestead Rd and parked it behind the sheds so can’t be seen from the road.
Are they hiding it for a rainy day or is it just a figment of the Chief’s imagination?
Why hasn’t the accident been turned over to the Fire department insurance or if the unit can’t be fixed, why hasn’t unit been scraped?
What’s right, the Commissioners and Chief can’t make a simple decision fix it or scrap it, don’t just hide the peoples equipment.
At 930 AM EDT (1330 UTC), the remnants of Erika were estimated near latitude 21.5 North, longitude 75.9 West. The remnants are moving toward the west-northwest near 22 mph (35 km/h). This general motion should continue for the next 24 hours or so, with the remnants expected to move near the coast of eastern and central Cuba today and tonight and into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.
Thomas Marshall was recently appointed interim chief executive officer of Lehigh Regional Medical Center. Marshall has more than three decades of healthcare administration experience. Over his career, he has served in numerous leadership roles at hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country, including as CEO, Chief Financial Officer, and Acquisition Transition Coordinator. Thomas has experience Long Term Care; Outpatient Rehab; Inpatient Rehab; Psych Practice Management and Acute Care; also 4 years’ experience in Law Firm management with a Top AmLaw 200 firm.
Written by The News Service of Florida
With Tropical Storm Erika on a course to barrel into Florida, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday declared a state of emergency for the entire state.
The executive order pointed to updated forecasts from the National Hurricane Center indicating the storm likely will “travel up the spine of Florida’s peninsula.” Erika is now expected to remain a tropical storm, rather than turn into a more-powerful hurricane.
At 800 PM AST (0000 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Erika was located near latitude 16.7 North, longitude 64.7 West. Erika has slowed down a little and is now moving westward near 12 mph (19 km/h). Erika should resume a west-northwest track with a slight increase in forward speed later tonight. This general motion is expected to continue for the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the center of Erika will move near the Virgin Islands this evening, move near or over Puerto Rico tonight, and move near or over the Dominican Republic on Friday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. No significant change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) primarily to the southeast of the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).
Fire Chief John Wayne promised the people of Lehigh Acres 108 firefighters to staff all the fire equipment during the election last year. And at that time we had 108 firefighters. But now we have 86, why?
Do the voters in Lehigh Acres really know the REAL FACTS; Chief Wayne has browned-out a fire engine since the beginning of the year. This engine at station 105 has been used less than 15 times since January 1, 2015
Wayne’s power point presentation he used at numerous meeting and civic functions shows that the department has 108 firefighters click here
108 firefighters are what the people voted on last November 2015. But currently the firefighter staff has dropped to 86 but the admin staff has increased by two. Why?
At 200 PM AST (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Erika was located near latitude 16.5 North, longitude 63.8 West. Erika is moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/h). A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast later today, and this general motion should continue for the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the center of Erika will move near the Virgin Islands later today, move near or over Puerto Rico tonight, and move near or over the Dominican Republic on Friday.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) to the east of the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).
Teachers and Administrators at Lehigh Senior High School are the first in the Lee County School district to revamp the way they deal with troubled students.
This new vision the teachers have for their students is crystal clear and revolves around a plan developed over the summer to build better relationships with students.
Last year, students at Lehigh Senior received a total of 3,136 referrals or disciplinary slips, more than 1,650 in-school suspensions and more than 260 out-of-school suspensions.
But, this year, the staff has agreed to try a different approach to reduce those HUGE numbers.