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Blake Dowling: Staying powered during Irma

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On Friday, I was chatting with the ABC 27 WTXL team about Irma, and what you should do about your mobile devices in case of a power outage. For the best experience, get a generator, and keep everything charged up 24/7.

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Local investment in public safety communications infrastructure pay off during Florida disasters

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Last year, Floridians endured one of the most active hurricane seasons in more than a decade. During Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew, those impacted received only a taste of what has earned our state the reputation of being a hot spot for tropical weather. Thankfully, the loss of life and damage was extremely minimal and the state’s emergency response went off without a hitch. What you didn’t read following the storms were stories about first responders’ inability to communicate. That’s because…

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St. Petersburg plans major overhaul to city marina

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City officials are looking for residents to provide ideas for updating the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina. They’re holding a public session from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N. “We’re taking the first baby step,” project manager Rick Hermann said. “We’re at the very beginning of this.” The docks at the marina were built in the 1960s and 1970s and are starting to show their age, Hermann said. Also, the demand for docks…

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