- Published: Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:03
Halloween can be a fun holiday for kids, but a worrisome one for parents. Concerns about children's safety--whether they are out in the neighborhood or back home with bags of booty--can darken the day more quickly than a black cat. But not to worry! To make Halloween a treat, follow these safety tips.
Come one, come all … Snell Isle’s ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST & HALLOWEEN HOWL this Thursday night at the St. Petersburg Woman’s Club - 40 Snell Isle Blvd.
It starts at 6PM and there will be hot dogs, chips and drinks for all. Bring the children in their Halloween costumes and plan on some fun, fun, fun and games too. Hope to see you there - you don’t want to miss it!
Criminal activity involves three basic premises:
Reggie Miller, St. Petersburg Police Department
From SIPOA: Please understand that when YOU forget to lock it up and are the victim of a burglary, it invites those undesirables to come into your neighborhood once again to see what else they can heist. PLEASE . . . stop and take that extra minute to prevent being a victim & increasing the likelihood of the thugs returning for more. Without any doubt, car doors are being checked every single night throughout our neighborhood by these thugs roaming and looking for opportunity. NEVER leave your car unlocked or with valuables unless you don’t mind losing them. THANK YOU for helping to keep us all safe!
We all know the Solar issue is a hot button in our State! With the Energy companies wanting to sway us one way, there is a strong move afoot to inform the populous of options that are NOT involving the Energy companies controlling that issue. Please consider coming to this very important & informative meeting. We will have a vote on the November ballot & you need to be very aware. We all know those Amendments on Election Day are not easily understood &, if you aren’t aware of how that wording can be so confounding, you may vote opposite the way you mean to. Please consider coming to this meeting this Thursday evening! Don’t forget to sign up if you plan to attend…
Solar Coop Information Session on Thursday, Sep 15, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg 100 Mirror Lake Dr. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Our Solar-Coop is off to a great start with 151 people already signed up. We want more participants—our goal is 200. We’re the Sunshine City! We need your help to get the word out.
We’re holding an information session on Thursday, September 15, at the Unitarian Church on Mirror Lake from 5-7 pm. Please come, and tell all your friends and neighbors to join us. If you are a member of a group, such as a neighborhood organization, a church group, or a homeowners association, please forward this information so we reach everyone who may be interested in solar panels for their rooftops. We’re saving on our installations by participating in this co-op, and with solar panels, we’ll save on our electric bills too. The Co-Op has great support from FL SUN (Florida Solar United Neighborhoods).
Sign up today for the event, or just get it on your calendar and come. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-pete-sol...
If you can't make the event, but are interested in the co-op, sign up here to learn more. http://www.flsun.org/st-petersburg/ You are not making a commitment to buy solar by adding your name to the list.
The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area and the State League, along with FL Sun and the Suncoast Sierra Club, are proud to participate in this project, which is going statewide.
Neighborhood Presidents and Members of Shore Acres, Venetian Isle, and Snell Isle.
During the overnight hours of Sep 4, there were 5 vehicles burglaries occurring on Bayou Grande NE and 1 on Kentucky Av NE. A few were left unlocked and a few of the victims had their windows smashed where valuables, including a firearm located in a box on the floorboard of a vehicle, were left in plain view.
Please send an email out to your residents if possible reminding them to secure their vehicles, remove valuables, remove valet keys, and call the Police Department reference any suspicious activity occurring immediately at 727-893-7780. There are no suspects at this time.
Officers will be conducted Vehicle Burglary Directed Patrols (High Visibility Patrol to Deter Vehicle Burglaries) in the area.
The Emergency Management Office is currently monitoring a Tropical Depression in the Gulf of Mexico that is anticipated to bring severe weather to the City of St. Petersburg beginning early Thursday morning into Friday.
What’s Happening: Tropical Depression 9 is expected to intensify to tropical storm level later today before it makes a turn to the northeast. Current forecasts anticipate landfall in the Big Bend area sometime Thursday as a strong tropical storm. Pinellas County will begin experiencing rain impacts on Wednesday, with rain bands and winds 25 mph with 45 mph gusts. Rainfall totals may exceed 10” in coastal areas.
Pinellas County remains in the three-day cone of track forecast uncertainty. Current forecasts call for the system to make landfall as a mid-level tropical storm. There is high confidence in the storm track, but lower confidence in storm intensity. On the current forecast track, our area may start to feel impacts from the storm as rain starting Wednesday, with storm-related rain bands and tropical storm force winds possible early Thursday. There are NO watches or warnings for our area at this time.
Impact on St. Petersburg:
What St. Petersburg is Doing:
The Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the storm closely and preparing for tropical storm formation. Please note the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is not activated at this time. The following actions have taken place or are in motion:
Sandbags are available today until 8pm today and tomorrow from 9am to 5pm, weather permitting, at the following locations:
The City is staging signage at the following flood prone locations to warn about potential hazardous flood conditions:
Should the need arise, a shelter will be opened for citizens who may be affected by potential flooding. The shelter will be located at Northside Baptist Church, 6000 38th Avenue North. The decision to open such a shelter may not come until Wednesday and will be decided by Pinellas County Emergency Management.
The City will activate a Joint Operations Center at Fire Headquarters with Fire, PD, Stormwater, Pavement, and Traffic Ops, and Leisure Services beginning Thursday morning at 5am thru Friday afternoon (hours/days will be adjusted accordingly) to ensure a proper response to and recovery from TD9.
The City’s Office of Emergency Management is attending twice daily conference calls with the County Emergency Operations Center to discuss the storm’s track, possible affects, and aid in the decision making process for County activities.
What to Expect:
Any Emergency Critical personnel should begin taking appropriate actions to ready their preparedness plans and report for duty, should the need arise. Monitor the weather reports on a regular basis; here are some websites to review:
Monitor St. Petersburg and Pinellas County social media sites: