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Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

Bob Buckhorn warns curfew violators in Tampa as Irma approaches

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn declared that a curfew will begin Sunday at 6 p.m. in Tampa, and will not be lifted until he and other city officials deem it safe after Hurricane Irma passes.

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Hillsborough officials say people need to be indoors NOW to ride out storm

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Hillsborough County officials said Sunday morning that people need to be in place now for what is likely to be a dangerous 20 hours or so with Hurricane Irma slowly moving up the coast of Florida. “There really is no time left,” County Administrator Mike Merrill told reporters at the Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center in East Tampa.

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More than 21,000 people are now in Hillsborough County shelters

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More than 21,000 people had taken refuge in Hillsborough County shelters by 9 a.m. Sunday morning. Here is the most updated list of the shelters that are open and closed:   These shelters are currently OPEN: *       Barrington Middle School, 5925 Village Center Drive, Lithia (wheelchair-accessible) *       Benito Middle School, 10101 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa (wheelchair-accessible) *       Bevis Elementary School, 5720 Osprey Ridge Drive, Lithia *       Bloomingdale High School, 1700 East Bloomingdale…

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Bob Gualtieri warns Pinellas residents who should evacuate but won’t

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With mandatory evacuation orders for more than 260,000 Pinellas County residents, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Saturday morning that while it’s a crime not to evacuate, people won’t be arrested if they don’t leave their homes. “If you want to make a bad decision – what I think is a stupid decision – then you get to do that,” he said. That mandatory evacuation order includes all residents living in mobile home parks, beach communities and other low-lying areas. Speaking at…

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HART & PSTA to suspend all public transit services this weekend

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UPDATED With Hurricane Irma aiming towards all of Florida this weekend, both the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) will be suspending public transit services this weekend. Hart is shutting down completely on Saturday and Sunday. PSTA says their last bus will go out at 5 P.M. on Saturday and tentatively will resume normal operations on Monday afternoon. HART’s shutdown includes suspending the TECO Line Streetcar System.

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Dennis Ross gets firsthand look at eye of Hurricane Irma

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After returning from an overnight flight on the Hurricane Hunter WP-3 aircraft to inspect Hurricane Irma, Dennis Ross can attest the coming storm could do “serious damage” to Florida and the Southeast.

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Former insurance consumer advocate Sean Shaw explains what to do before, after Irma

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Tampa state Representative Sean Shaw knows a thing or two about insurance in Florida, having served as the state’s Insurance Consumer Advocate for nearly two years between 2008 and 2010. With Hurricane Irma barreling toward the Sunshine State in less than 48 hours, FloridaPolitics.com talked to him about what homeowners need to do in advance of the storm, and what they need to do after Irma leaves, with potentially a lot of damage left in its wake.

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