Following Hurricane Ian’s trek through Central Florida, LkldNow is following recovery efforts and the storm’s aftermath. We’ll update this page throughout the day.

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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  1. Here in North Lakeland we had rain and winds but in the 33909 area North 98 we did not lose power. Our water pressure has been down since yesterday but other than that everything appears to be ok. Daylight is beginning to to show and I will report on anything visible. Hoping all my Lakeland friends have faired well…

  2. Very nice community news about Lakeland. Very informative and expressed in a interesting and well rounded way. We, my husband and I r moving to Cypress Lake 55+ community and r looking forward to life in Lakeland. Bless all Floridians and help all through hurricane Ian to a better place with the restoration of the Florida communities that have been hit so hard.
    Betty Pauley

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