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Millions spent to protect Manasota Key from Erosion

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.– Every storm that hits the shores of Southwest Florida could cause beach erosion. Officials in Charlotte County are working to protect their beaches by surveying the sand before and after major storms. Before the Manasota Key Restoration project, the beach was basically non-existent. Residents said the waves were practically knocking at their back doors. “There was significant erosion. In some cases actually impacting structures on the beach, houses, and condos,” public works director, John Elias said. These waves could have caused major...

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County cleans up fish kill at Port Charlotte Beach Park

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.– Tommy Scott, the community service director for Charlotte County saw just how bad things were at Port Charlotte Beach Park on Monday. His staff got right to work cleaning it up.  “They were able to cleanup all the dead fish her at Port Charlotte Beach. They also cleaned up the Bayshore Park, another beach property that we have,” said Scott. He said crews used heavy equipment to haul away the piles of dead fish littering the beach, but by the time we got there, even more had washed in. “This typically isn’t a one and done...

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Charlotte County moves closer to herd immunity

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.– Of all six counties in NBC2’s coverage area, Charlotte County is the closest to herd immunity. Doctor Joseph Pepe said that can be attributed to the large senior population. “We really want to get that positivity rate under one percent. We’re not there yet but we’re getting closer,” Dr. Pepe said.  Nearly 100,000 people are vaccinated in Charlotte County. Now that a majority of seniors are vaccinated, the focus is on young people being vaccinated. “On Saturday we’re doing a pop up site out in Englewood and that’s...

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Algal bloom killing fish at Port Charlotte Beach Park

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.–Charlotte County is seeing a large amount of dead fish washing up on its shores. Scientists are working to figure out what killed them. “Any kill is bad, you know, but what can I say? I’m a fisherman and its not a nice thing for me to see.” said Bob Imsho, of Punta Gorda  For weeks, Port Charlotte Beach Park in Port Charlotte has had medium concentrations of Red Tide according to FWC. However, the park has not suffered from dead fish until now.   Rick Bartleson from the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation said a wind change is likely...

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Cash stolen from Charlotte County Utilities payment box

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Someone stole cash from the payment box outside the Charlotte County Utilities Department, according to officials. The theft occurred over the weekend at the East Port Environmental Campus on Harbor View Road in Port Charlotte. Anyone who deposited a payment into the box between 2 p.m. on April 16 until April 19 is asked to contact Utilities Customer Service at 941-764-4300 vog.LFytnuoCettolrahC@troppuSUCC ro to confirm they received your payment. The post Cash stolen from Charlotte County Utilities payment box appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Truck carrying port-a-potties flips in Charlotte County

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – A truck carrying port-a-potties flipped on El Jobean Road in Charlotte County on Saturday. The Allied Portable truck driver lost control of the truck while driving, according to Charlotte County Fire and EMS. The driver’s truck crossed the median and flipped on its side in the westbound lane. Charlotte County fire crews said the driver was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. The Public Works Department was called to help crews contain the sewage leak from the port-a-potties. They were empty, but they always have a small amount of sewage. Crews...

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Troopers investigate hit & run crash that injured four people

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Four people were injured in a hit-and-run crash on I-75 in Charlotte County Friday evening. Florida Highway Patrol confirmed they are looking for the four door black sedan that drove off after the crash. Two passengers, a 41-year-old North Port man and 17-year-old North Port boy, in the SUV still on scene were seriously injured, according to troopers. The driver and another passenger of the SUV had minor injuries. The black sedan was driving south on I-75 in the center lane, south of Kings Highway while the SUV was driving in the inside lane, troopers said....

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Deputies find gator hanging out near Charlotte County home

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Homeowners in Charlotte County had a surprise visitor this week. A small gator decided to hang out around a home on Edgewater Drive, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. Once on scene, deputies directed the gator safely back to a nearby canal. “#wewarnedya #floridathings ,” CCSO said in a Facebook post. The post Deputies find gator hanging out near Charlotte County home appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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