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IRS Scam Alert
2:37 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Scammers Posing As IRS Agents Calling Area Homes

Credit I.R.S.

If you get a call from someone saying they are from the I-R-S and you owe them money...they're not and you don't. Danielle Rudd, the Communications Director for the Better Business Bureau serving Northwest Florida says that's the take home message about a series of scams going on in the region.

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Ivan 10th Anniversary
11:03 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Hurricane Ivan 10 Years Later - The Days Before The Storm

NASA image of Hurricane Ivan on September 13, 2004.
Credit NASA

In 2004, Hurricane Charlie hit the state of Florida at Fort Myers on August 13. Hurricane Francis struck the east coast near Stuart on September 5. That was the same day that Ivan went from a tropical storm to a hurricane. 18 hours later it was a category 4 storm and still strengthening.

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Summer Heat
2:47 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

This Weekend Temperatures Will Soar

Credit AccuWeather.com

The “Dog Days” of August are upon us, with a week and a half to go in the month and this weekend is expected to be an extra sultry one.

Florida in August is always hot, but Mother Nature is raising the bar over the next few days. John Purdy is at the National Weather Service in Mobile.

"Generally we're looking at high pressure systems, which keep the clouds away. That means more sunshine which heatens up the surface of the earth."

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Nesting Turtle Death
4:32 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Gulf Power Adjusts Streetlight After Turtle Death

Loggerhead turtles like this one are rare but one was killed on Perdido Key last week by an automobile. It may have been confused by the street lights.
Credit Photo via Flickr//Florida Fish And Wildlife Commission

Gulf Power is adjusting some street lights after the death of a nesting loggerhead turtle on Perdido Key last week. The turtle had crawled across the beach and onto Perdido Key Drive where it was struck and killed by a vehicle. Officials speculate that it was attracted and confusing by a street light on the road. Jeff Rogers,a spokesman for Gulf Power, says the lights on Perdido Key drive are "full cut-off" lights that are designed to limit sea turtle confusion.

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Gulf Power Lawsuit
12:44 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Gulf Power Faces Lawsuit Over Plant Discharge

Credit wfsu.org

Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against Gulf Power Company, charging that its plant in Jackson County has been discharging toxic coal ash into the Apalachicola River. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports the utility says the plant is in full compliance with environmental regulations.

The environmental law firm Earthjustice filed the lawsuit in Tallahassee Federal Court, representing the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Waterkeeper Alliance and Apalachicola Riverkeeper.

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Gulf Power Scams
5:19 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Scammers Targeting Gulf Power Customers. Again.

Gulf Power employees will NOT ask for personal information over the phone- don't give it to them.
Credit www.gulfpower.com

Some Gulf Power customers have been targeted by scam artists.  Again. But at least they're being creative about it.

Natalie Smith, a communications Specialist with Gulf Power, says a new telephone scam is targeting Gulf Power commercial customers. The company has been fielding calls from customers reporting a new wrinkle to the classic scam. Now customers are told their power will be shut off unless they wire 25 hundred dollars to a local Western Union.

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Gulf Power Storm Aid
2:44 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Gulf Power Crews To Help Restore Power In Texas

Credit Associated Press

Crews from Gulf Power are en route to help restore power to customers in Texas as a major ice storm moves across the region. According to Accuweather.com the ice storm could be the worst to hit the US in years and has the potential to leave millions across the southern plains without power.  Gulf Power Spokesman Jeff Rogers says they have crews ready to go and help with the restoration efforts.

The crews from Gulf Power are heading out to the Dallas area to aid crews from Oncor, the utility that serves about 10 million customers in northeast and west central Texas.

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Gulf Power
4:12 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Gulf Power Settles For A Smaller Rate Hike

Credit Gulf Power Company

Gulf Power has reached a settlement that will increase its base rates for the next two years.

The Florida Public Service Commission voted Tuesday and approved a settlement between Gulf Power and a mixture of business groups and government agencies that will result in a rate hike beginning in January of 2014.  The utility had proposed a rate hike of just over $74 million for next year and another 16 and change for 2015.  The settlement which was filed last Friday calls for a hike of $35 million for 2014 and an additional $20 million in 2015. 

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Gulf Power Rates
3:25 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Gulf Power Bills Going Up In 2014

Credit Southern Company

Your Gulf Power bill will be a bit higher in the new year.  This week the Florida Public Service Commission announced that customers of three utilities in the state, including Gulf Power, will see a raise in the fuel charge portion of their bill.  Gulf Power spokesman Jeff Rogers says last year the fuel charge decreased by 7.8%.  This year's hike of 7.6% wipes out most, but not all of those savings.

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