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City Of Boca Raton Prepares For Erika, Sharing Information

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com)(From City of Boca Raton) — The City of Boca Raton is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Erika and has several new communication methods in place to keep residents informed before, during and after a hurricane. Through the Code Red Program, residents can receive text alerts or phone calls during an emergency.  Evacuations, curfews…

OPEN OR CLOSED? Erika To Test New PB Schools Chief Avossa

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The first real test of new Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa’s handling of school closures may come this weekend. Tropical Storm Erika is on an uncertain path, which makes opening — or closing — schools Monday a tough call. For now, schools are set to be open. We…

Erika May Be Dying A Slow Death, Could Be Impaled By Mountains

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The latest from National Hurricane Center suggests that Tropical Storm Erika may become impaled on Hispaniola, making her not much to worry about for South Florida. From the National Hurricane Center at 11a: Erika is not well organized at this time. Although deep convection increased overnight and early today during the…

Boca’s Beth El Blunder? Email Infuriates Jewish German Car Owners

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Thousands throughout Boca Raton Thursday morning awoke to find an email from Temple Beth El, one of Boca’s reform congregations, suggesting that it is anti-Jewish to drive German made vehicles. The email promotes an upcoming program inferring that great internal conflict exists among Jews who own BMW’s, Audi’s, and Mercedes. “That a…

If She Survives, Erika May Be Worth Watching

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (From NHC at 11p) — ZCZC MIATCDAT5 ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM TROPICAL STORM ERIKA DISCUSSION NUMBER 9 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052015 1100 PM AST WED AUG 26 2015 Erika is a very disorganized tropical storm. Although convection has increased and is a little closer to the center tonight,…

City Of Boca Raton A Bit Behind With Sharing Hurricane Info

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UPDATE: We just heard from the City’s new social media chief, Chrissy Biagiotti. Expect updates to Boca’s website soon but for now, she suggests monitoring Boca’s Facebook page  — as well as the City’s homepage. While BocaNewsNow.com strongly believes that official information should be disseminated on a city’s official website, not solely on Facebook (which forces…