Tag Archives: Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Ian expected to cause heavy damage in the Tampa Bay area

Extended summary: Hurricane Ian is expected to ravage the west coast of Florida with heavy winds between 111 to 129 mph and heavy rainfall on Wednesday into Thursday. Storm surges in the Tampa area are expected to reach as high as 10 feet. The counties of Manatee, Sarasota, Pinellas and Hillsborough have received evacuation orders. Alachua County is currently not in an evacuation zone. UF in-person and online classes will be canceled, Wednesday through Friday.

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Florida blimp magnate pleads guilty to stealing nearly $8 million in US pandemic aid

An international blimp magnate in north-central Florida will be sentenced in January in federal court after he pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal government of nearly $8 million in relief aid meant to help average Americans during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to court records. Executive Patrick P. …

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