HCSO issues lightning safety PSA
Did you know this week is Lightning Safety Awareness Week? Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister wants the public to know, so he recently released a public service announcement to help people stay safe.
“There is no place outside that is safe when a thunderstorm is in the area,” Chronister said. “Hearing thunder means lightning is close by, so seek shelter.”
Residents are advised to think of the slogan, “When thunder roars, go indoors” and stay clear of windows and doors leading to the outside. He also cautioned against the use of electronic devices during a storm.
The PSA can be seen online at youtube.com/watch?v=mALoUSFtkjQ or on the official HCSO social media pages.
“Remember, you can always call 911 if you fear that someone has been struck by lightning and needs immediate help,” Chronister said.
Jersey Mike’s opening Plant City franchise
It’s official: Jersey Mike’s Subs, a popular nationwide sandwich restaurant, is coming to Plant City.
The Plant City store will be located in the Walden Woods plaza, 504 E. Alexander St., in Suite 19 — sandwiched between Moe’s Southwest Grill and Dental Associates at Walden Woods. Though you can find out when and where new stores are opening at jerseymikes.com, the Plant City location does not have an opening date set in stone.
Jersey Mike’s serves hot and cold subs and breakfast sandwiches. It’s best-known for its takes on the Philly cheesesteak sandwich but also offers meatball subs, reubens, roast beef sandwiches, clubs, Italians and more.
July job fair for veterans
DAV RecruitMilitary is calling out to Tampa Bay-area veterans in need of work with a free event in July.
The July 18 Tampa Veterans Job Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, and promises to get veterans and their spouses, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members and Reserve members connected with potential employers for free. Pre-register for the event online at success.recruitmilitary.com/events/tampa-veterans-job-fair-july-18-2019.