Martin County schools closed, will reopen with normal hours on Monday, September 18

From The Martin County School District: “Due to the continued power outages and difficulties with infrastructure that impact life safety, The Martin County School District schools and central office will be closed Wednesday, September 13 through Friday, September 15 … Click here to read more

Greg Norman’s Instagram video of Hurricane Irma on Jupiter Island

shark_gregnormanThis is my 9th experience to some degree with hurricanes/cyclones … Click here to read more

Martin Sheriff extends curfew tonight, 10PM-6AM

“Two thirds of Martin County remains without power and the curfew instituted last night continues through tomorrow morning. Multiple intersections are still without traffic lights. Businesses and residences lack alarm protection. … Click here to read more

Irma: New curfew hours for Martin County; more info on schools, utilities, garbage collection

The Palm Beach Post reports that “Martin County Utilities has restored water service to Hutchinson Island in Martin County. Service was shut off prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irma to protect the integrity of the water system. Residents are under a boil water advisory until further notice … Click here to read more

Martin County under curfew until 6AM

Martin County is currently under curfew until 6AM, September … Click here to read more

MC Public Information: Evacuations underway; water to Hutchinson Island to be shut off today

“Mandatory evacuations are underway for residences and businesses in storm surge evacuation zone AB which includes residences on Hutchinson Island and Jupiter Island, Sewall’s Point and manufactured/mobile homes, as well as homes in low-lying areas. [CORRECTION: MC Emergency Ops will be shutting off water at 3pm to ONLY Hutchinson Island. Check w other localities for their info] … Click here to read more

Dave Barry’s hurricane prep: ‘With Irma knocking at our door, we’re NOT FREAKING OUT AT ALL!’

“Here’s how I know a hurricane is coming: We have lentils. We NEVER eat lentils…one of the things we Floridians do in this mode is go to Publix and get in long lines to buy mass quantities of things we will never eat … Click here to read more

Follow Irma here

Keep up on the latest, follow Irma here … Click here to read more

Attorney General Bondi activates Price Gouging Hotline as Hurricane Irma approaches

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has activated Florida’s price gouging hotline for all consumers in Florida. The opening of the hotline comes as Governor Rick Scott declares a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties in response to threats posed by Hurricane Irma—now a Category 4 hurricane that could impact the state this week. … Click here to read more

Hurricane Irma: Martin County Public Information Line is 772-287-1652

“Martin County Emergency Management officials are closely monitoring reports provided by the National Weather Service on Hurricane Irma. Martin County’s Public Information Line is now active and staff is available … Click here to read more

Eye doctor with Treasure Coast office at center of trial that could change U.S. Senate

“The Dominican-born Salomon Melgen, who ran wildly successful retinal clinics in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Delray Beach and Port St. Lucie, lavished Senator Robert Menendez [D-NJ] with gifts and contributed $750,000 to his campaigns, prosecutors claim … Click here to read more