WEEKI WACHEE CRIMEWATCH
The Eyes and Ears
Mariann Johnson, President,
Karen Lenhard, 1 st. Vice President
Kathy Edwards, 2 nd Vice President
Paula Morton, Secretary
Kay Schaffer, Treasurer
There is a have a pot luck dinner at 6 PM, meat provided, and a program at 7 PM. at the WEEKI WACHEE AREAL CLUB, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd., Weeki Wachee FL (1/2 mile south of CR 550)
In the summer months, June, July and August, we just have an Ice Cream Social at 7 PM on the second Tuesday to pass along relevant information.
It's a good way to come out and have some fellowship with your neighbors; we can always use new members, and all are welcome.
Contact Chuck or Paula at 352-597-4424 for more information or send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Meeting March 12. There will be a program by K9 PARTNERS who help provide service dogs for those wh need them..
Several members or the Weeki Wachee River Rescue Team joined up with others and took supplies up to Panama City on the weeked of Oct 13 - 14. They dropped them off at a Lutheran Church that had some folks living in tents on their grounds and was a distuibution point for the neighborhood.
You can take your mouse and move this picture around and up and down. Straight down is the church and "tent town". If you have a zoom wheel you can also zoom in and out for detail. Click here for the Drone Shots
It looks more like tornado damage here as the trees have fallen in different directions.
This part of Panama City is protected by an offsore island so the storm surge was not a problem here, just the wind.
Jan 12, 2019 Update. I was at an Emergency Managment meeting and found out that many of the cell towers op there stil have not been repaired. ATT amd Verizion have temporaty towers that primarily serve Law Enforcment in operation, but their range is only about 4 to 5 miles.
You may also ue your own boat and we will be identified by a specific T-shirt.
Of course you should be always aware so you may still report any observations while you are out on your own.It is important that we report anything out of the ordinary in order to be proactive. If we don't pass information along we have no one to blame but ourselves when something bad happens. The Sheriff's Department phone number is 352-754-6850 or 911 in an emergency. That being said don't use 911 for routine communication call 754-6850.
Today the population of the county is 170,000 and we are pretty well built out. Over the years homes were built, mobile homes and doublewides brought in. Now we are seeing the older structures being removed and new homes being built. We are in a truly unique place in Florida along the Weeki Wachee River which flows 8 miles as he crow flies from the headspring to the Gulf of Mexico. Along the lower river a canal system was built after WW II in order to create homesites. That could never be done today due to environmental restrictions.
The canals offer more habitat for fish and mantatees as well as recreational opportunities for people. We have both marine and streetside patrols. Our members may be walking, bicycle riding, in a car or on a boat. That is what makes us an effective set of eyes for the Sheriff.
It is important that we report anything out of the ordinary in order to be proactive. If we don't pass information along we have no one to blame but ourselves when something bad happens. The Sheriff's Department phone number is 352-754-6850 or 911 in an emergency. That being said don't use 911 for routine communication call 754-6850.