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Radiogram Thursday 4 16 20

Volume 35, No. 72, Thursday April 16, 2020

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First COVID Death: Wednesday, the Office of Liberty County Emergency Management reported as the first death of a person confirmed to have the coronavirus. The woman, said to be between 80-90 was first identified as the 16th case in Liberty County on April 9th. She was said to be a south Liberty County resident. At the time of the release, she was said to be isolating at home. There was no mention at that time as to how severe or mild her symptoms were. ************************************************

Case #21-23: On Wednesday, Liberty County got their 21st, 22nd, and 23rd confirmed cases of Coronavirus. According to the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management, the 21st case, is a male 70-80 years of age, who lives in South Liberty County. The State health department report on him said, he shows mild symptoms and is being isolated at home. The 22nd case is a female, 60 to 70 years old, who lives on the South end of Liberty County. The woman is currently experiencing mild symptoms and is isolating at home. The 23rd confirmed COVID-19 is a male 70 to 80 years old living in South Liberty County. He also is experiencing mild symptoms and is isolating at home.

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Jail Employee Arrest: According to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Monday, a GEO employee was arrested for Violating the Civil Rights of a Person in custody, plus resisting arrest or transportation of deadly weapon. Jade A. Cole age 23 is alleged to have had a sexual relationship with an inmate. The defendant met the investigator at the Cleveland Annex. Jade A. Cole resisted arrest. After a struggle with investigators, Ms. Cole was forcibly removed from her car. That earned her a second charge of resisting arrest. Search or transportation of a deadly weapon. Ms. Cole was booked into the Liberty County Jail. 

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Liberty City Council: At Tuesday night’s Liberty City Council meeting, City Manager Tom Warner told council the city has been notified by Frontier Waste Solutions there has been a 25% to 43% increase in, what is called, the residential waste stream. Mr. Warner said Frontier will most likely send the city a request for more funding. The Liberty City Manager said, depending on the amount requested, the city of liberty would most likely pay for it and then seek reimbursement from FEMA. Mr. Warner seemed pretty certain when he said city residents will not see an increase in their bill.   ************************************************

Hurricane Season:  Beginning June 1 a new hurricane season will be upon us. Forecasters are predicting an above-average probability of a major hurricane making landfall in the United States this year. Researchers at Colorado State University recently released their annual forecast for the 2020 hurricane season running from June 1 through November 30. According to their predictions for 2020, predications are that there will be 16 named tropical storms with eight reaching hurricane force. The Colorado State forecasters predict four of those storms could reach major storm status. That means sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour are predicted. A major hurricane constitutes a Category 3 or higher on the, widely accepted,  Saffir-Simpson Scale. The experts at Colorado State University say there is a 69 percent chance that at least one major hurricane will make landfall in the U.S. this year. So, what about predictions for our area? These same experts predict the Gulf Coast - from the Florida Panhandle westward to Brownsville in Texas – has a 44 percent chance of being struck by a major hurricane. The 50-year average is 30 percent.

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Lake Release: 26,200  CFS – Liberty Bridge: 26.81 ASL

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