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City of Tampa lifts Irma curfew

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The City of Tampa has lifted its curfew imposed Sunday night as Hurricane Irma passed through the Tampa Bay region.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced a mandatory, “indefinite” curfew as of 6 p.m. Sunday, where all Tampa residents were ordered to stay off the roads until neighborhoods were considered safe from downed trees and power lines.

City officials tweeted that the curfew was lifted as of 8 a.m. but recommended residents proceed with caution as debris and, downed power lines and trees may still be blocking streets. Citizens were also asked to post personal property damage with the hashtag #Recover813 until 5 p.m. Monday.

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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