A storm caused damage to a local home and Plant City was awarded for its budget
Plant City home damaged in storm
On July 20 a storm hit Plant City causing damage to Angela and Jay Loyd’s home. According to Loyd the roof was ripped off her home and a Go Fund Me page was set up to help the family.
According to the National Weather Service, there was no indication of tornadic activity in the area. They did say, however, that any increased wind activity is likely related to downburst winds, which are strong winds that frequently come along with our afternoon thunderstorms. They can cause similar damage to tornadoes, but are different in that they radiate from a central point. Downburst winds are straight-line winds as opposed to the rotating winds of a tornado.
Plant City awarded for quality budget
Plant City received the Distinguished Budget Award for the 2016 to 2017 year on Monday at the City Commission meeting. The award promotes a preparation of high quality budget documents and the city had to substantially conform its documents in order to qualify. It is the first time the award has been given to Plant City. Eric Johnson of the Government Finance Officers Association presented the award to Diane Reichard, the chief financial officer for Plant City and April Condo, the budget manager for the city.