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TEAM COVERAGE MO CRIME MO
WEATHER: TEAM COVERAGE-VO IN BAM FORT MYERS GOODWILL THEFT-OC, SS(2)
WEATHER: TEAM COVERAGE-trxVO IN BOX FMPD DETECTIVE THREATENED-OC, SS
WEATHER: TEAM COVERAGE-VO IN BOX SCHOOL BUS ROLL OVER-VOTOPS
TEAM COVERAGE MO TZ1 A) FLOOR COMPANY COMPLAINTS-TRX-SOTVO
WEATHER: TOSS TO ALLYSON-VO IN BAM TZ1 B) OFFSHORE DRILLING-trxKEY
WEATHER: ALLYSON FIRST WEATHER-trxON CAM TZ1 C) COLD AND THE BODY-trxSOT
TEAM COVERAGE MO TZ1 D) WEATHER TEASE-trxONCAM
WEATHER: IRMA DAMAGE COLD-SOTVO, BOXES TRAFFIC MO
WEATHER: IRMA DAMAGE COLD-trxLIVE TRAFFIC TEASE-SOT
WEATHER: IRMA DAMAGE COLD-PKG WEATHER: ORANGE GROVES-trxSQZBOX
WEATHER: IRMA DAMAGE COLD-LIVE WEATHER: STRAWBERRY STRUGGLE-VOTOPS
WEATHER: GULF WATER TEMPS-trxBAM RVL TEAM COVERAGE MO
WEATHER: COST TO HEAT A HOME-trxON CAM WEATHER: COLD AND THE BODY-GFX IN BAM(4)
WEATHER: COLD WEATHER POWER-trxVOTOPS WEATHER: COLD AND THE BODY-trxLIVE
TEAM COVERAGE MO WEATHER: COLD AND THE BODY-PKG
WEATHER: WIGGERTS NURSERY-VO, BOXES WEATHER: COLD AND THE BODY-LIVE
WEATHER: WIGGERTS NURSERY-trxLIVE WEATHER MO
WEATHER: WIGGERTS NURSERY-PKG WEATHER: COLDEST ON RECORD-SSTOPS
WEATHER: WIGGERTS NURSERY-LIVE WEATHER CHAT-3SHOT
WEATHER: FIRE DANGER-trxSSTOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-ON CAM
WEATHER: BRUSH FIRE LEE CO-VOTOPS WEATHER: SHELTERS COATS-OC, BNR
BREAKING MO TEASE TWO-TRX
MAN FOUND GUILTY-SSTOPS TZ2 A) MARIJUANA ENFORCEMENT-VOTOPS
NEWS ALERT MO TZ2 B) COLD AND TOURISM-trxVOTOPS
FORT MYERS ESCAPED JUVENILE-SSTOPS TEAM COVERAGE MO
CRIME MO WEATHER: COLD AND TOURISM-SS, ON CAM
PARK ROYAL RAPE REPORT-OC, ZMAP WEATHER: COLD AND TOURISM-trxLLPKG
DOLLAR GENERAL BURGLARY-SS, VO NEW AT 530-CLIP
NEW TONIGHT MO A) SCITUATE-VOTOPS
GLADIOLUS DRIVE BY SHOOTING-VO, ZMAP, BOXES HL TRX PLUS-CLIP
GLADIOLUS DRIVE BY SHOOTING-trxLIVE B) CAPE IGUANAS-VOTOPS
GLADIOLUS DRIVE BY SHOOTING-PKG HL TRX AND-CLIP
GLADIOLUS DRIVE BY SHOOTING-LIVE C) CHOCOLATE TO GO AWAY-VOTTOPS


TEAM COVERAGE MO


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WEATHER: TEAM COVERAGE-VO IN BAM


AS THE SUN GOES DOWN. TEMPERATURES WILL DROP.

RIGHT NOW AT FIVE. WE HAVE TEAM COVERAGE ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. TRACKING THE COLD WEATHER AND THE ISSUES THAT IMPACT YOU. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER: TEAM COVERAGE-trxVO IN BOX


FAMILIES FORCED OUT OF THEIR HOMES.

HOLES IN THEIR ROOFS.

THE WEATHER TOO COLD TO STAY.

OTHERS FORCED TO STICK IT OUT WITH NO PLACE TO GO.

TOURISTS HEADING HOME EARLY.

THE BEACHES BARE.

THE COOL WEATHER TAKING A TOLL ON BUSINESSES FROM CHARLOTTE TO COLLIER COUNTIES. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER: TEAM COVERAGE-VO IN BOX


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TEAM COVERAGE MO


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WEATHER: TOSS TO ALLYSON-VO IN BAM


OVERNIGHT--

WE FELT LOWS OF 31 AND 32 DEGREES IN OUR INLAND COUNTIES.

RIGHT NOW --

*EVERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS UNDER A FREEZE WARNING.

NBC2 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ALLYSON RAE IS HERE TO BREAK DOWN THIS BITTER COLD. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER: ALLYSON FIRST WEATHER-trxON CAM


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TEAM COVERAGE MO


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WEATHER: IRMA DAMAGE COLD-SOTVO, BOXES


15:55

I've got no money so I'm going to stay here. That's all.:58 tz

HURRICANE IRMA IMPACTING FAMILIES NEARLY 4 MONTHS AFTER THE STORM HIT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THIS COLD SNAP. MAKING MATTERS WORSE.

OUR TEAM COVERAGE NOW TAKING US TO EAST NAPLES. WHERE NBC-2'S RISA MORRIS MET A WOMAN WHO CAN'T EVEN AFFORD TO TURN ON HER HEAT. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER: IRMA DAMAGE COLD-trxLIVE


MANY FAMILIES IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD STILL HAVE TARPS ON THEIR ROOF. WHICH MAKES IT DIFFICULT. AND EXPENSIVE TO HEAT YOUR HOME.

BUT THEN WE MET THE WOMAN WHO LIVES HERE.

THE TARPS BLEW OFF HER ROOF.

AND SHE CAN'T AFFORD TO FIX HER HEATING SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER: IRMA DAMAGE COLD-PKG


BONNIE SABEN IS BUNDLED UP.

BUT SHE'S NOT EVEN PLANNING ON GOING OUTSIDE.

SHE'S WEARING ALL OF THIS. BECAUSE OF HOW COLD IT IS IN HER HOME.

BONNIE

14:21

How cold it feels in here? I don't know, aren't you cold. It's so cold my hands are numb.:28 tz

SABEN LOST HER ROOF DURING HURRICANE IRMA.

A VOLUNTEER GROUP PUT TARPS ON. BUT THEY HAVE BLOWN OFF.

FROM INSIDE HER HOME. YOU CAN SEE THE SKY.

WHICH MEANS INSIDE IS THE SAME TEMPERATURE AS IT IS OUTSIDE.

Bonnie Saben

13:56

Depressed. I mean really how would you feel? I don't know. I just gotta find a place to go or do something. 14:07

SABEN HAS SET UP A BED ON THE COUCH. BECAUSE HER BEDROOM IS EVEN COLDER.

AFTER ALL THE MONEY SHE HAD TO PAY AFTER IRMA.

SHE CAN'T AFFORD TO FIX HER ROOF-- HER COOLING AND HEATING UNIT. OR HER HOT WATER HEATER.

SHE'S HAD THE FLU. AND PNEUMONIA.

BONNIE

15:55

I've got no money so I'm going to stay here. That's all.:58 tz

MANY OF HER NEIGHBORS ARE IN THE SAME SITUATION.

IT COSTS A LOT MORE TO HEAT A HOME WITHOUT A ROOF.

JOHN STETLER'S ROOF WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FIXED THIS WEEK. BUT THE ROOFERS POSTPONED THE WORK BECAUSE OF THE HIGH WINDS.

STETLER

11:46

Just pay extra to fpl for electricity. That's all you can do.:50 tz

SABEN SAYS SHE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH FEMA.

AND WHEN THEY CAME BY-- SHE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL WITH PNEUMONIA.

SHE'S DESPERATE FOR A MIRACLE.

14:08

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WEATHER: IRMA DAMAGE COLD-LIVE


A FEMA SPOKESPERSON SAYS 36 FAMILIES HAVE ARE CURRENTLY IN ITS HOUSING PROGRAM.

AS OF LAST MONTH-- 42 MILLION DOLLARS HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR HURRICANE IRMA SURVIVORS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

IN EAST NAPLES RM NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER: GULF WATER TEMPS-trxBAM RVL


RIGHT NOW --

THE WATER IN THE GULF OF MEXICO OFF FORT MYERS BEACH IS *58* DEGREES.

LAST NIGHT AT THIS TIME--

IT WAS *65 DEGREES.

A 7 DEGREE DROP. IN JUST 24 HOURS.

TOO COLD TO GO IN THE WATER WITHOUT RISKING HYPOTHERMIA.

AT 58 DEGREES --

YOU COULD LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS AFTER AN HOUR IN THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER: COST TO HEAT A HOME-trxON CAM


THE COST TO HEAT YOUR HOME IN THIS WEATHER IS GOING TO COST MORE THAN COOLING YOUR HOME.

ZILLOW REPORTS THE AVERAGE HOME SIZE IN LEE COUNTY IS 2 BEDROOM. 2 BATHS.

ON A MONTHLY COST. ELECTRIC BILLS AVERAGE AROUND 130-DOLLARS.

WITH THE HEAT ON FOR THE MONTH. IT'LL COST YOU BETWEEN 170-AND-200 DOLLARS.

A 40 TO 70 DOLLAR DIFFERENCE. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER: COLD WEATHER POWER-trxVOTOPS


THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTED POWER OUTAGES IN TAMPA--

IT COULD HAPPEN WITH TEMPERATURES DROPPING IN THE 30S.

EXPERTS SAY WHEN THERE IS MORE DEMAND FOR ENERGY AND ELECTRICITY.LIKE HEAT.

UTILITY COMPANIES MAY NOT HAVE ENOUGH GENERATION TO FULFILL THE DEMAND--

CAUSING THE SERVICE TO BLACK-OUT.

USUALLY THE BLACK-OUTS ONLY LAST A COUPLE MINUTES.

WE JUST CHECKED WITH LCEC -- AND THEY SAID --

WHILE NOT IMPOSSIBLE -- IT IS UNLIKELY TO HAPPEN HERE. Return to index of stories...


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WEATHER: WIGGERTS NURSERY-VO, BOXES


WITH A FREEZE WARNING IN PLACE TONIGHT--

MANY EXPENSIVE TROPICAL PLANTS ARE AT RISK OF DYING.

OUR TEAM COVERAGE CONTINUES WITH NBC-2s DAVE ELIAS.

HE SHOWS US WHICH PLANTS ARE MOST SUCCEPTIBLE TO THIS COLD WEATHER. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER: WIGGERTS NURSERY-trxLIVE


ALL OF THESE PLANTS YOU SEE BEHIND ME ARE CONSIDERED TROPICAL AND AT RISK OF FREEZING. THESE ARE BONSAI TREES—SOME WORTH THOUSANDS —THEY'RE BEING PROTECTED.

BUT NOT EVERYONE CAN GET THEIR PLANTS INSIDE.

TONIGHT SOME PLANTS ARE MORE AT RISK THAN OTHERS. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER: WIGGERTS NURSERY-PKG


Darrell Hassel/CC /. 14:0408 Well my wife is a big plant person and she decided Monday when she heard the weather forecast to do it and until we get the next warm spell they'll be covered. 14:04:16

DARRELL HASSEL AND HIS WIFE HAVE MANY OF THEIR TROPICAL PLANTS COVERED FOR FEAR TEMPERATURES MAY REACHING THE FREEZING MARK.

Andrea Wigert/Bonsai Nursery / 12:29:42 Your Florida native plants will probably be okay they can handle it. 12:29:44

IT'S THE TROPICAL PLANTS LIKE THESE THAT WON'T SURVIVE THE CONTINUED COLD.

Andrea / 12:29:38 You do need to bring your orchids inside. They will not survive. 12:29:40

ANDREA WIGERT OWNS THIS BONSAI NURSERY.

SHE SAYS MANY PLANTS ALREADY FEELING THE EFFECTS OF COLD WEATHER.

Andrea / 12:31:10 You can see the leaves are already closed and they look pretty sad just with this cold weather and they're not to happy. 12:31:14

DAVE'S STANDUP: 13;46:25 The experts offer some good advice to keep your plants safe. They say if you have your Christmas lights up keep them on tonight. They also say water your plants good tonight before the cold hits. 13:46:38.

Andrea / 12:33;47 Watering them really well during the day with that soil being wet and those roots being wet it helps keep them a little warmer. 12:33:52

WITH HOPES THAT THE COLD SNAP WILL SOON BE OVER. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER: WIGGERTS NURSERY-LIVE


WIGERTS BONSAI NURSERY WILL BE CLOSELY WATCHING THE TEMPERATURE TONIGHT—

RIGHT NOW ITS— ____ '

ONCE THE TEMPERATURES DROP TO 35– THEY'LL TURN ON THE SPRINKLERS AND DOUSE THEM WITH WATER—

THEY'RE EXPECTED TO FREEZE OVER AND THAT THIN LAYER OF ICE ACTUALLY PROTECTS THEM FROM THE ELEMENTS.

LIVE IN NORTH FORT MYERS DAVE ELIAS NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER: FIRE DANGER-trxSSTOPS


RIGHT NOW, THE COLD DRY WEATHER IS AFFECTING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S FIRE DANGER RISK.

LEE. CHARLOTTE. AND COLLIER COUNTIES. ALL WITH A MODERATE CHANCE OF FIRE.

AFTER A FROST, ROOTS OF PLANTS ARE UNABLE TO TAKE IN WATER. CREATING AN EVEN GREATER RISK FOR FIRE. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER: BRUSH FIRE LEE CO-VOTOPS


THERE WAS A BRUSH FIRE THIS MORNING IN LEE COUNTY.NEAR THREE OAKS PARKWAY IN SAN CARLOS PARK.

THE FIRE WAS ABOUT 2 ACRES--

THERE WAS HEAVY SMOKE IN THE AREA FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.

THE USUAL TRAILS TO GET TO THIS AREA WERE BLOCKED--

BECAUSE OF DOWNED TREES.

BUT--

IT WAS CONTAINED PRETTY QUICKLY. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING MO


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MAN FOUND GUILTY-SSTOPS


BREAKING NEWS JUST INTO THE NEWSROOM.

A COLLIER COUNTY MAN HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF KILLING HIS ROOMATE.

KURT L'HEUREAUX KILLED ROBERT GUYETTE TWO YEARS AGO IN NAPLES.

L'HEUREAUX SHOT GUYETTE AFTER A FIGHT IN THEIR HOME AND THEN DISMEMBERED HIS BODY.

HE FACES 15 YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


NEWS ALERT MO


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FORT MYERS ESCAPED JUVENILE-SSTOPS


A TEEN ESCAPED THE FORT MYERS JUVENILE JAIL.AND WAS ON THE RUN FOR ALMOST 12 HOURS.

17 YEAR OLD MATTHEW LOCKHART TOOK OFF FROM THE FACILITY OFF ORTIZ AVENUE EARLY THIS MORNING.

HE WAS CAUGHT THIS AFTERNOON.

LOCKHART WAS THERE INITIALLY FOR STEALING A CAR. Return to index of stories...


CRIME MO


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PARK ROYAL RAPE REPORT-OC, ZMAP


A PATIENT AT PARK ROYAL HOSPITAL --

SAYS SHE WAS RAPED.

THE WOMAN AT THE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY--

SAYS SHE TOOK SLEEPING MEDICATION. THEN WOKE UP AND FOUND A USED CONDOM INSIDE OF HER.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING.

IN 2013--

10 PATIENTS SAY A MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THEM.

HE WAS SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN JAIL. Return to index of stories...


DOLLAR GENERAL BURGLARY-SS, VO


TWO TEENS ARE BUSTED. ACCUSED OF STEALING MORE THAN 440 TOBACCO PACKAGES FROM A DOLLAR GENERAL IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE SUSPECT ON THE RIGHT. ANDRES ACEVEDO. JUST 17 YEARS OLD.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND THE TWO TEENS TAKE OFF THE FROM STORE ON ALABAMA ROAD SOUTH. RUNNING INTO THE WOODS.

EVENTUALLY THE DEPUTIES CAUGHT UP WITH THEM AND FOUND THE PACKAGES INSIDE THEIR BACKPACKS. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT MO


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GLADIOLUS DRIVE BY SHOOTING-VO, ZMAP, BOXES


A MAN AND A WOMAN SHOT OVERNIGHT --

IN A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING.

NBC2 WAS ON SCENE--

MOMENTS AFTER SHOTS RANG OUT.

THE TWO WERE SHOT INSIDE THEIR CAR ON GLADIOLUS DRIVE--

NEAR EDISTO WAY.

THEN MANAGED TO DRIVE THEMSELVES TO THE HOSPITAL.

NBC2'S LEVI ISMAIL SPOKE TO NEIGHBORS STILL SHAKEN BY THE SHOOTING--

FEARFUL THE SHOOTER IS STILL ON THE STREETS. Return to index of stories...


GLADIOLUS DRIVE BY SHOOTING-trxLIVE


THE CONCERN WAS FELT ALL AROUND THE AREA, AS MANY PEOPLE TURNED US DOWN.

SAYING THEY FEARED FOR THEIR LIVES THAT THE SHOOTERS COULD LIVE NEARBY. Return to index of stories...


GLADIOLUS DRIVE BY SHOOTING-PKG


TRT:

1:20

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Amparo Salazar

Lee County, FL

HARD TO IMAGINE ANYONE SURVIVED THIS.

BUT HOW WE GOT HERE, BEGINS JUST A FEW BLOCKS AWAY.

"It's always crime going on out here."

02:23:57

ON GLADIOULUS DRIVE

-nat of cars-

AND EDISTO WAY.

-nat of cars-

TWO PEOPLE WERE DRIVING WHEN THEY REALIZED THEY HAD BEEN FOLLOWED.

A CAR PULLS UP AND IN MOMENTS, SOMEONE INSIDE STARTS FIRING.

"They shot on the passenger side, They shot the girl like three times."

02:23:30

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THERE WAS NOTHING RANDOM ABOUT THE SHOOTING.

BUT THAT'S NOT GIVING SOME NEIGHBORS ANY SENSE OF RELIEF. PEOPLE DON'T WANT THEIR FACE SHOWN, IN FEAR OF RETALIATION.

"It has gotten worse out here. There's a lot of stuff that happens out here and it never gets noticed."

02:24:31

SU:

"THE VICTIMS NOW BLOODIED, DROVE THEMSELVES THE TEN MINUTES AWAY TO HEALTHPARK MEDICAL CENTER."

WHERE THEY WERE TREATED FOR NON-LIFE THREATENING WOUNDS.

THE MALE VICTIM, CHOOSING NOT TO PRESS CHARGES, WHILE THE FEMALE VICTIM AGREED TO CHARGES.

"People when I tell them where I'm from they say, wow that must not be so great."

02:26:59

AMPARO SALAZAR SHARES A FAR LESS GRIM OUTLOOK OF HER NEIGHBORHOOD.

"If I had to choose where to be raised all over again, I would still choose here."

02:27:13

ANY VIOLENT REPUTATION HER NEIGHBORHOOD MAY HAVE, DOESN'T PHASE SALAZAR.

SHE KNOWS PEOPLE LIVING HERE AREN'T THE PROBLEM.

"I know that we're not problem causing people. I know that other people may try to bring problems here."

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GLADIOLUS DRIVE BY SHOOTING-LIVE


AGAIN THE WOMAN WHO WAS THE PASSANGER ENDED UP BEING ON THE RECEIVING END OF MOST OF THE BULLETS, AND WANTS TO PRESS CHARGES -- ONCE THERE IS AN ARREST.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE SHOOTERS, PLEASE CONTACT CRIMESTOPPERS.

IN THE CONTROL ROOM, LEVI ISMAIL NBC2. Return to index of stories...


CRIME MO


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FORT MYERS GOODWILL THEFT-OC, SS(2)


YOU CAN CATCH A CROOK WHO STOLE FROM A GOODWILL STORE.

HERE'S A PICTURE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE STOLE FROM THE STORE ON TICE STREET IN FORT MYERS.

YOU CAN SEE HIM SIFTING THROUGH BAGS.

IF YOU KNOW WHO HE IS--

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FMPD DETECTIVE THREATENED-OC, SS


A LEE COUNTY MAN WAS ARRESTED FOR THREATENING A FORT MYERS DETECTIVE.

POLICE SAY THEY CALLED RASHEEN BAILEY INTO THE DEPARTMENT --

TO QUESTION HIM ABOUT ANOTHER CASE.

DURING QUESTIONING --

HE GOT ANGRY. AND AS HE WAS LEAVING --

HE BECAME VIOLENT--

TELLING THE DETECTIVE TO "WALK LIGHT" AND TO WATCH HER BACK.

BAILEY SAID HE DIDN'T MEAN IT. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BUS ROLL OVER-VOTOPS


A SCHOOL BUS ROLLED OVER IN COLLIER COUNTY THIS MORNING.

THIS IS A PICTURE--

FROM MANATEE ROAD AND 41.

NO STUDENTS WERE ON THE BUS WHEN IT FLIPPED--

THE DRIVER IS OK.

WE'RE STILL WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) FLOOR COMPANY COMPLAINTS-TRX-SOTVO


1:56:35 - DH - did you think you'd be looking at anything like this when you got back?

JL - we were shocked actually.

THEY PAID FOR HOME RENOVATIONS BUT WERE LEFT WITH A MESS.

THE NBC2 INVESTIGATORS TRACK DOWN THE COMPANY OWNER -- AHEAD AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 B) OFFSHORE DRILLING-trxKEY


AT FIVE 30. THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCING A MASSIVE EXPANSION OF OIL DRILLING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 C) COLD AND THE BODY-trxSOT


"Everyone bundling up for another cold day here in Southwest Fla. Ahead at 5 hear from a medical professional about why we're so impacted by these chilly temps" Return to index of stories...


TZ1 D) WEATHER TEASE-trxONCAM


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TRAFFIC MO


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TRAFFIC TEASE-SOT


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WEATHER: ORANGE GROVES-trxSQZBOX


CITRUS FARMERS ARE BUSY PREPARING FOR ANOTHER NIGHT OF COLD TEMPERATURES.

FARMERS HAVE BEEN SPRAYING WARM MIST ON THE GROVES TO PROTECT CROPS FROM FROSTING.

SOME EVEN PUTTING BLANKETS IN THE FIELDS.

FARMERS NERVOUS ABOUT TOTAL DEVASTATION AFTER HURRICANE IRMA AND CITRUS GREENING HAS ALREADY DESTROYED HUNDREDS OF CROPS.

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WEATHER: STRAWBERRY STRUGGLE-VOTOPS


STRAWBERRY FIELDS ALSO TAKING A HIT.

OVERNIGHT --

DOZENS OF FARMERS ACROSS FLORIDA AND THE TAMPA AREA HAD TO PUT BLANKETS ON THEIR STRAWBERRY CROPS.

FARMERS CAN LOOSE A LOT OF MONEY --

IF THE FRUIT FREEZES AND DIES.

IF THE STRAWBERRIES DON'T DIE--

THE COLD WEATHER CAN SLOW THE RIPENING PROCESS--

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TEAM COVERAGE MO


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WEATHER: COLD AND THE BODY-GFX IN BAM(4)


OUR TEAM COVERAGE CONTINUES--

WITH MYTH VERSUS FACT.

FIRST QUESTION.DOES YOUR BLOOD REALLY THINK AFTER LIVING IN WARM CLIMATES?

THAT IS A *MYTH.*

YOUR BLOOD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HOW YOU HANDLE THE WARM OR COLD.

MYTH VERSUS FACT.

FAT ADDS A LAYER OF "HUMAN INSULATION" ON YOUR BODY.

THAT IS A *FACT.*

WHEN YOU LIVE IN A WARMER CLIMATE--

YOU TEND TO LOSE A LAYER OF FAT. WHICH MAKES YOU MORE PRONE TO THE COLD.

NBC2'S DEVIN TURK SPOKE WITH MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TO FIND OUT WHY THIS COLD SNAP HAS SUCH A DRAMATIC IMPACT ON OUR BODIES. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER: COLD AND THE BODY-trxLIVE


FOR OUR FRIENDS IN THE NORTHEAST OR MIDWEST A JANUARY DAY IN THE 50S WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE.

BUT THIS IS AS COLD AS ITS BEEN HERE IN NEARLY THREE YEARS.

SO I WENT OUT TODAY TO FIND OUT WHY THESE CHILLY TEMPERATURES FEEL FRIGID TO US. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER: COLD AND THE BODY-PKG


"ZIP NAT"

From the land of palm trees.to parkas.

makenna brown/Ft Myers

02:49:49-52

"A lot of jackets gloves scarves earmuffs"

With blistering cold blowing throughout the country; even Southwest Florida couldn't escape mother natures wrath.

Kaylee Kwek/Ft Myers

02:45:42-50

"Its been freezing compared to normal. My fingers almost froze off this morning. Lost complete feeling in them."

People are layering up in Downtown Ft Myers.

Kaylee Kwek/Ft Myers

02:45:52-55

I use these to keep warm in my pocket"

Daniel Kluttz/Ft Myers

02:56:04-07

"Jacket and sweater is good enough"

So why is it Floridians are so sensitive to the change in tempatures?

Daniel Kluttz/Ft Myers

02:56:33-35

Definidtly a baby when it comes to the cold

Joyce lindabury/Ft Myers

03:00:30-39

"If it gets to be 70 here we get cold. When its 85 90 all summer you lose your tolerance for the cold"

While your blood doesn't thin out. physicians assistant Luci Tann says it has to do with your capalaries.

Luci Tann/Physician Assistant

03:08:18-34

"Small blood vessel open up to release heat. So when you go from warm to cold those capillaries will constrict and get smaller and that's to keep the warm blood inside so you'll feel that change in tempatures."

Because we're conditioned to the hot summers, a change in tempature feels more dramatic. Tann say the longer you live here.the bigger effect you'll feel.

Luci Tann/Physician Assistant

03:07:48-56

"Over the years you'll lose that insulating fat that keeps you warm so you'll feel cold." Return to index of stories...


WEATHER: COLD AND THE BODY-LIVE


AND ANOTHER MYTH VERSUS FACT.

WE'RE ALWAYS TOLD TO PUT A HAT ON--

BECAUSE WE LOSE MOST OF OUR HEAT THROUGH OUR HEAD AND OUR FEET.

WELL THAT'S ACTUALLY A MYTH.

YOU'LL LOSE THE SAME AMOUNT OF HEAT ON YOUR ARM AS YOU DO YOUR HEAD--

IF ITS NOT COVERED.

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WEATHER MO


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WEATHER: COLDEST ON RECORD-SSTOPS


WITH THIS CHILLY WEATHER. WE WANTED TO FIND OUT THE COLDEST ITS EVER BEEN IN LEE COUNTY.

OUR ARCHIVES SHOW FORT MYERS RECORDED A BITTER COLD TEMPERATURE OF 27 DEGREES.

THAT WAS ABOUT 40 YEARS AGO. WHEN NAPLES RECORDED SEVERAL SNOWFLAKES FALLING FOR SEVERAL MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER CHAT-3SHOT


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-ON CAM


After reaching the upper 30s this morning for many places, we will do it again tonight and the following night. Most of SWFL is under a freeze warning which means temperatures will most likely be at or below freezing. Tomorrow will be sunny, dry and cool with temperatures in the low 60s by the afternoon and less wind. Friday night will be another night in the 30s followed by a sunny cool Saturday. Sunday will begin our warm up ahead of a cold front that may bring a few showers on Tuesday. 80s are in the forecast by mid next week.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER: SHELTERS COATS-OC, BNR


SHELTERS ARE OPEN FROM HENDRY TO LEE TO COLLIER COUNTY.

FOR A LIST OF WARM SHELTERS. HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE NBC-DASH-TWO-DOT-COM.

YOU CAN ALSO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN DONATE JACKETS AND SWEATERS TO PEOPLE IN NEED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-TRX


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TZ2 A) MARIJUANA ENFORCEMENT-VOTOPS


BIG DEVELOPMENTS FROM D-C.

AHEAD AT FIVE 30. WHAT *COULD BE AN END TO LEGAL MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 B) COLD AND TOURISM-trxVOTOPS


PLUS--

DITCHING THE BATHING SUITS FOR COATS.

AHEAD AT FIVE--

THE GOOD AND BAD NEWS ABOUT COLD WEATHER--

FOR OUR TOURISM INDUSTRY. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE MO


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WEATHER: COLD AND TOURISM-SS, ON CAM


THE COLD WEATHER FROM FLORIDA TO THE NORTHEAST IS HAVING AN IMPACT ON TOURISM IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SEVERAL FLIGHTS TO AND FROM THE NORTHEAST. CANCELED OR DELAYED AT R-S-W.

NBC2'S ALEXA SANTOS CONTINUES OUR TEAM COVERAGE FROM COLLIER COUNTY. WHERE SOME TOURISTS DITCHED THE SWIMSUITS FOR JACKETS. Return to index of stories...


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LOOKLIVE

It's chilly here but it's certainly colder in other parts of the country, which the Collier County tourism bureau says is actually working in our favor

Not everyone at the beach today is as brave as this guy.

4150 it's chilly I won't lie

But visitors are trying to look on the bright side.

3958 it's better than the -8 or whatever that's in Chicago right now

Still. people from up north expecting to thaw out in the Naples area. had a hard truth to face this week.

4350 I was a little bit bummed you expect to be able to go to the beCh and enjoy things

You can tell by the emptiness of the normally packed Collier County beaches. she isn't the one who feels that way.

But Jack Wert from the Collier County Convention & Visitors Bureau says it being *so bad up north is actually an advantage for tourism down here.

4720 honestly what we've seen in the past is that just builds demand for people to come / 4730 they'll show up when they can get on a flight

Even though it's colder than normal here. it's still quite an improvement for many travelers.

The tourism bureau will soon be rolling out these ads to show off that idea.

4935 it'll only last a couple of days and then it'll be nice again

For the time being. visitors just finding other ways to enjoy.

4440 I'm gonna go for a walk probably do some shopping later

4140 it's like an early spring day, April in Chicago

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The Collier County tourism bureaus new ad campaign is expected to start later this month. Reporting in Collier County Alexa Santos NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-CLIP


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A) SCITUATE-VOTOPS


HOMEOWNERS BEING TOLD TO EVACUATE BECAUSE OF ICE SHRAPNEL.

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B) CAPE IGUANAS-VOTOPS


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IGUANAS STUNNED BY THE COLD.

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C) CHOCOLATE TO GO AWAY-VOTTOPS


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