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When the Florida-run Hurricane Ian fund swelled, DeSantis allies got fast money but others were forced to wait

After Hurricane Ian, Florida handed out millions of dollars in “expedited” grants to organizations with political ties to Ron DeSantis.

A guide to understanding your FEMA determination letter after a Florida disaster

After a natural disaster, a variety of resources become available to aid in the cleanup process, including FEMA financial assistance.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., September 6, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Inmate faces lethal injection Inmate Michael Duane Zack is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on October 3rd. His attorneys have now approached the Florida Supreme Court.   Tampa tax hike rejected...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., September 1, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Idalia leaves some uncertain The greater Tampa Bay region grappled with flooding and exceptionally high tides Wednesday afternoon, hours after Hurricane Idalia passed through. Some residents left their homes to stroll along downtown’s partially-flooded Riverwalk....
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Disaster aid to Florida will expand in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian

A major-disaster declaration from President Joe Biden for Hurricane Ian recovery will be expanded to more areas in Florida.
Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Tampa group brings aid to Puerto Rico; raided by police

The distribution of aid by large nonprofits and governments seems to be failing, but a tiny Tampa-based recovery collective successfully distributed aid to people in need; Dezeray Lyn, with Tampa’s Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, just returned this...
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Tampa Bay residents can apply to FEMA for Hermine relief

On Friday, Governor Rick Scott announced that Floridians who lost jobs as a result of the flooding and storms during Hurricane Hermine may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (more information below); in addition, residents who suffered wind...

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