Monday November 9, 2020

Hendry County Officials have declared a local State of Emergency in preparation for the potential threat of Tropical Storm Eta. Due to the possibility of the storm’s impacts, the following offices and organizations will be closed today. Hendry County Schools, The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties, Glades County School District and Government Offices. This includes the Testing Bus for COVID-19 which was scheduled to be in Clewiston and LaBelle today and tomorrow. Sandbags are available for pick up at the Emergency Operation Center in Moore Haven. Officials are urging residents to prepare for the possibility of a tropical storm through tonight. Make sure yard debris is cleared and loose items are secured. Make sure that all garbage cans and lids do not block drainage pipes or become flying debris. Please continue to monitor the weather along with following Hendry County and Hendry County Emergency Management social media channels as well as Glades County Emergency Operations Center. As of right now, no shelters will be opened.

Palm Beach County is under a Tropical Storm Watch of Tropical Storm Eta, due to high winds and with heavy rains predicted to cause localized flooding. As a result, all Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County facilities and operations will be CLOSED today. There will be no garbage, recyclables, yard waste or bulk waste collection in unincorporated Palm Beach County, and no onsite drop-offs will be accepted until after the storm passes and it is safe to reopen facilities.

A Lehigh Acres man is in critical condition following a vehicle crash Friday night. At around 7:30, an 18-year-old Naples woman was traveling north in the center lane on Interstate 75, north of Bonita Beach Road. In another vehicle, a 44-year-old Lehigh acres man. The 18-year-old hit the back of the Lehigh man’s car, causing both vehicles to flip. At the time of this report, both drivers were in critical condition.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public about a declared Sexual Predator, Charles Jackson. He currently does not have a permanent home– But is to remain in the area of Pelican Ave & Pelican Lake Drive, Pahokee.

A news source reports that authorities are investigating a stabbing in Pahokee that sent one person to a hospital Friday night. The stabbing happened shortly before 11:30 p.m. in the 600 block of East Main Street, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue reports. The stabbing victim was flown by a Trauma Hawk to a hospital. No other details were disclosed Saturday. 

The Florida Department of Health reported 6,820 new cases on Sunday, bringing the state’s overall total to 843,897 cases since March. 22 people have recently died from COVID-19. As of Sunday’s coronavirus report, a total of 17,333 deaths across the state have been related to the coronavirus.