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protecting your family during severe weather. the life saving alerts you can get on your phone. tax scam alert. before you file, the new scam you need to know about this tax season. bundle up! we're tracking chilly temperatures just going to get colder. good morning and welcome to 10 news i'm allison kropff. lets get a look at meteorologist bobby
these families hoping we can all learn from this. this damage and it take the extra step weather radios. although we all glued to our hands, people learned here in duette that the emergency alerts on your phone aren't always reliable. this is the sound you should hear and the alert you should see if a tornado, hurricane or any other severe weather is headed your way. but sunday morning some people in duette didn't get the alert until a full 10 minutes after the tornado tore apart their homes, killing their neighbors steve and kade wilson. while the alerts can save your life, they're not always reliable. in places with spotty cell service, like duette, the messages don't always come through. and in a storm--cell towers can be wiped out altogether.
themselves lucky. they got the alert moments before the storm hit-- giving them just barely enough time to take cover. shuman lives just down the road from the wilson's, who lost their lives in the brutal 127 mile per hour winds. the best two things to check this morning-- make sure you have emergency alerts turned on in your phone-- you'll want to check in your phone's settings. and two-- invest in a weather radio, which relies on digital signals and is much more reliable in a storm. live in duette, sarah hollenbeck, 10news wtsp for the first time, sarasota county firefighters used new, life-saving technology to help rescue a trapped tornado victim. the roof collasped on 74 year old nancy devito, pinning her in an 18- inch space. the fire department special operations team rolled out these airbags, typically used in crashes to lift cars off the ground. it raised tons of
allowing rescuers to pull her to safety, remarkably with only some cuts and bruises. sarasota county leaders say the ef-2 tornado caused 12 million dollars in damage to 20 homes in the siesta key area. everyone is waking up to chilly temperatures this morning, and it's just going to get colder. cold weather shelters across the bay area will be open tonight. in pasco county, impact family ministries on washington street port richey, opens at 6:00 p-m. that's for individuals only. in holiday, metropolitan ministries on u-s 19 will open at 6 p-m for families. in pinellas county, peace memorial presbyterian church in clearwater and boys and girls club of the suncoast in pinellas park opens between 6 and 6:30 p-m. those are just a few of the shelters that will be open tonight.
a shelter closer to you...or if you know someone who needs a warm place to stay tonight...head to our website, w-t-s-p dot com. we are staying on top of the water crisis in flint, michigan.. today the state's governor, rick snyder, will deliver his state of the state speech while protesters call for his resignation. as we've been reporting, in 2014, flint's water supply was tainted with lead after a state- appointed emergency the city's water source from detroit save money. say the governors slow response to criminal. governor snyder request once again obama declares flint a federal disaster a state of emergency. today marks the first day of tax season. but before you send in your return, there's a warning from the i-r-s. more and more people are getting scammed by people posing as irs
and it's costing some of you tens of thousands of dollars. 10 news reporter emerald morrow is on top of this story. emerald, an irs imposter cheated a pastor out of 16 thousand dollars? yes--this type of scamming is so rampant, the pastor even testified before congress about his problems. so far, phony irs agents have tried to trick hundreds of thousands of people by harassing them over the phone and demanding money. and it's cost taxpayers more than 15 million dollars. reverend al cadenhead was one of those taxpayers. he got a call from a scammer who used a washington dc number to make him think he was speaking with someone from the irs. the imposter told him he was being charged with tax fraud... and threatened him with jail time. that person then said the only way to get rid of his problem was to send in money. lawmakers say the problem is getting
and some of the people involved in this scam are right in our own backyard. two people in florida have already been arrested for working with a call center in india to try and trick people into thinking they worked for the irs. and just to be safe-- here are some things to keep in mind to make sure you don't get scammed. remember--the irs will never do any of the following things... no one will ever call demanding an immediate payment ask for a credit or debit card number over the phone or threaten to have you arrested for not paying. ian, back to you. new this morning, china is reporting its lowest economic growth figures in 25 years. the world's second largest economy saw a nearly 7-percent growth last year. even though it met government expectations, it is lower than all years going back to 1990. this comes as
traded flat today. if you have to make a stop at the gas station this morning, you'll like this. triple a says oil is at its lowest level since nearly a decade ago and that means gas prices continue to fall. take a look. the national average is 1.89 per gallon while the average in florida is about 1.92. in the tampa - st. petersburg area, the average gas price has fallen to about 1.86 per gallon and you can even find some in the 1.70's. and how about this: a price war in michigan had one gas station selling at 47 cents per gallon! that was just for a short time though. gas went back up to 1.47 by the end of monday. a warning this morning for those who are pregnant and plan to travel soon. the virus they could be susceptible when traveling to certain countries.
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hard time adding vacation time to your calendar.. you're not alone.. "skift" says that 41 percent of take a single vacation day in 2015. most employers days. 13 percent said they took five days.. and at the other end of the spectrum.. another 13 percent said they took more than 20 days off. check this out. people in minnesota are making the best of the cold weather. a man posted a photo online daring people to put frozen pants in their front yards and the idea took off! you just get the pants wet and put them outside and the below zero
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