UPDATE – Schools to Reopen Monday, Sept. 18th

After update from TECO at Emergency Operation Center, Superintendent Jeff Eakins has moved school opening to Monday, Sept. 18 when all schools should have...

Hurricane Irma Disaster Recovery, Veteran’s Field Of Honor Ceremony & More…

Compiled by Michelle Colesanti, michelle@ospreyobserver.com Annual Fall Festival At Alafia River State Park The Friends of Alafia and Alafia River State Park will host the...

County Promotes Year-Round Vigilance During Severe Weather Awareness Week

By Tamas Mondovics Hurricane season may be over, but an organized and powerful squall line, which in some areas produced winds of 60-80 mph made...

Area Residents Encouraged To Be Go-Bag Ready Year Round For Family...

By Tamas Mondovics As each official hurricane season (June1-October 31) begins, Hillsborough County and Tampa Bay area residents are encouraged to be weather emergency ready...

Food For Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program Still Available October 5-10

Press Release The Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will implement the Food for Florida Disaster...

Hillsborough County Sandbag Sites Open through Thursday

Staff Release Hillsborough County, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2016) – Starting at noon today, Hillsborough County is making sandbag materials available to the public at...

FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Hillsborough County for Florida Survivors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Thursday, Sept. 21 in Hillsborough County to help Florida storm survivors. The DRC will...

Tropical Storm Expected To Make Impact Thursday

In preparation for the approaching tropical storm, Apollo Beach area resident, Ted Lively, 69, picks up sandbags this morning (Tuesday, 8/30) at Hillsborough County's...

Official 2016 Hurricane Season Leaves 14 Named Storms In Its Wake

After leaving 14 named storms including Hurricane Hermine and Matthew in its wake, the 2016 hurricane season gave clear testimony to the need to...

Hillsborough County Designated for Individual Assistance Under FEMA

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Broward, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Palm Beach, Putnam, and St. Johns counties may now apply for federal disaster assistance...