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FDOH won’t release new COVID-19 reports over Memorial Day weekend

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No new COVID-19 reports will be released by the Florida Department of Health this weekend. Department officials confirmed they will not publish COVID-19 reports in observance of Memorial Day. Reports and new case numbers will resume on Tuesday, June 1. The post FDOH won’t release new COVID-19 reports over Memorial Day weekend appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Officers to step up boating patrol over Memorial Day weekend

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – As you head out on the water over Memorial Day weekend, so will law enforcement. Thousands of boats will be out this weekend, and law enforcement officials said you should remember to wear a life jacket. “It’s one of the busiest boating weekends out of the whole year,” Corporal J. Trufan with the Punta Gorda Police Department said. “We’ll have several officers out this weekend and we’ll have a team out looking specifically for impaired drivers.” Drinking and boating is just as dangerous as drinking and driving. Alcohol...

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Is your car road trip ready? Here are some common things to check to avoid getting stranded

TAMPA, Fla. — If you’re planning on taking your first major road trip since the coronavirus pandemic began, take some time to ensure your ride is up to par. A year’s worth of pent-up demand is about to be unleashed as 34 million Americans plan on taking a road trip this Memorial Day weekend. If you haven’t made a big trip in a while, it’s a wise idea to make sure your vehicle is safe and ready to travel. “Some vehicles may have spent more time in the driveway than on the roadway after a year of disrupted schedules due to the pandemic,” said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman...

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Officials issue burn bans around Southwest Florida in preparation for Memorial Day Weekend

FORT MYERS, Fla.– With dry, windy conditions around Southwest Florida, burn bans are being issued to avoid tragedy ahead of Memorial Day Weekend. Collier County, Hendry County, Cape Coral and North Port are issuing burning bans ahead of the holiday. The bans follow a 900 acre brush fire that destroyed homes in Golden Gate Estates. One of the destroyed homes belonged to Tyler Uzcategui. “It takes on spark now in this dry season and this could happen to anybody. You lose everything,” said Uzcategui.  His home, car and his belongings have been reduced to rubble on 14th Avenue...

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