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Wed
20
Sep

Sanford sees flooding on lakefront, works to clean debris

Parts of Sanford’s lakefront are shut down due to water in the road.

Boat ramps remain closed near the Jolly Gator Camp in Geneva due to rising river water. 

As of Tuesday, September 19 at press time, there were still 4,000 Duke Energy customers and 40 Florida Power & Light customers without power in Seminole County.

Wed
20
Sep

Gated communities complain the city won’t pick up debris

Construction crews dump debris at a site on 9th Street in Sanford. 

As debris pickup and recovery after Hurricane Irma continues in Sanford, one group is being left out of the proceedings - people who reside in gated communities.
Some residents are displeased that they’re being asked to take care of pickup themselves.

Wed
20
Sep

Two arrested for stealing downed power lines

Two people have been arrested for allegedly stealing downed power lines in the wake of Hurricane Irma last week, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said.
Suspect Charles Mahoy, 41, said he did it because his home had been damaged in the storm and he needed money, according to an arrest report.

Sat
16
Sep

LIFE AFTER IRMA: SEMINOLE COUNTY RECOVERS

A large portion of road washed out on Airport Boulevard near Gramkow Funeral Home. 

Tom Funaro of Geneva shows a rattle snake he found and killed after the storm. 

Officials worried State Road 46 near Geneva may flood, but as of Thursday it was expected to stay dry.


County officials closed the boat ramps at Wayside Park after flooding damaged the boat ramps.

The steeple on the Upsala Church blew off during Hurricane Irma over the weeked. 

Washout from flooding cause the picnic area of Pook Bear’s in Goldsboro to be damaged. 

Water rises on Lake Monroe’s waterfront due to storm drainage and rainfall in the lake and the St. Johns River.  

It's been a long several days since Hurricane Irma hit Florida, and Seminole County is working diligently on the path to recovery. At a press conference Wednesday morning held at a rural Geneva fire station on State Road 46, Emergency Operations Manager Alan Harris announced that just under 50 percent of the county was still without power.

Sat
16
Sep

City of Lake Mary follows trend, ban medical marijuana dispensaries

On Thursday, September 7, the City of Lake Mary decided unanimously to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in their city.
The decision came because of a difficult place cities in Florida have been put in since 71 percent of voters voted to legalize medical marijuana last November.

Sat
16
Sep

City of Sanford announces debris cleanup schedule, rules

Household Trash, Yard Waste, Recycling, and Storm Debris Information 

Wed
13
Sep

After Hurricane Irma, Seminole County moving quick on recovery

It's been two days since Hurricane Irma hit Florida, and Seminole County is working diligently on the path to recovery. At a press conference Wednesday morning held at a rural Geneva fire station on State Road 46, Emergency Operations Manager Alan Harris announced that just under 50 percent of the county was still without power.

Sat
09
Sep

SANFORD HERALD DELIVERY UPDATE

Mail trucks stopped deliveries Saturday in Sanford due to Hurricane Irma. 

Wondering why you didn’t receive your Sanford Herald newspaper today? 

Due to Hurricane Irma the United States Postal Service (USPS) has temporarily suspended delivery to much of South and Central Florida. Because of this the Sanford Herald is offering its current edition online for free. 

A statement on the USPS website reads:

Sat
09
Sep

PREPARING FOR IRMA-GEDDON

At the Sanford Public Works building at 800 West Fulton Street, residents came out to fill sandbags they could use for protecting their homes when Hurricane Irma hits this weekend. According to Seminole County, over 100,000 sandbags were given out in total.

Residents line up at Therm-o-tane to stock up on propane in preparation for Hurricane Irma. 

McRobert’s on 1st Street in downtown also chose to board up their business Friday. 

Employees at Harrell & Beverly Transmission board up the business and remove the sign. 

At the Public Works building at 800 West Fulton Street on Thursday, those in the county who didn’t get their sandbags the previous day in preparation for Hurricane Irma’s descent this weekend flocked to do it now.

Sat
09
Sep

Sanford Heritage Revolving Fund helps renovate historic homes

The house at 213 S. Laurel Ave. is the first to be bought by the Sanford Heritage Revolving Fund. 

The house at 213 South Laurel Avenue was built in the late 1800s, and still stands today, though in a diminished form.
Local historic preservation group Sanford Heritage Revolving Fund bought the house and plans to renovate it after years of decay and what they see as mis-management.

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