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DeSoto County Hurricane Ian Updates, OCTOBER 7th 2022

HURRICANE IAN UPDATES Questions? Call DeSoto County Emergency Management Information Hotline at 863-993-4831 NON-Emergency Rescues If you need help out of your home due to flooding or rising waters, CALL 863-993-4831.  The EOC call center will add you to the list of rescues. For all emergencies call 911.

Florida Announces Five Sales Tax Holidays Beginning July 1, 2022

Tallahassee, Fla. - Consumers can purchase qualifying items exempt from tax during five sales tax holidays and exemption periods that begin on Friday, July 1, 2022. The exemptions apply to both in-store and online purchases."With rising inflation affecting the cost of everything from daily necessities... Read More.

FWC Announces 2022 Lionfish Challenge

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is excited to announce the 2022 Lionfish Challenge tournament, which kicks off May 20 and ends Sept. 6.The Lionfish Challenge is a summer-long lionfish tournament open to... Read More.

National Police Week 2022

This week, we honor all of the men and women who wear the uniform and take an oath to serve and protect their community.In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial... Read More.

No Florida Air Show In 2022 But Will Be Back In 2023

PUNTA GORDA — The Florida International Airshow at The Punta Gorda Airport will not take place in 2022 due to construction and runway renovations however the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will return to Punta Gorda airport in 2023.The Florida International Air... Read More.