A judge rejects Florida’s request to block changes to flood insurance

A federal judge has rejected a request by Florida & other states for a preliminary injunction to block changes to the National Flood Insurance Program.
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Flood insurance tab for Hurricane Ian tops $4 billion

The National Flood Insurance Program paid $4.38 billion for more than 47,000 claims filed after last year’s Hurricane Ian.
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Federal government shutdown could hamper recovery efforts in Florida after Hurricanes Ian and Idalia

Disaster recovery projects in Florida could be affected by the looming federal government shutdown, the White House said Thursday.

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.
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Florida and other states say their flood insurance fight should continue

Florida & other states want to stop an attempt by the Biden administration to end a challenge to changes to the National Flood Insurance Program.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., September 5, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Congressional redistricting A state judge struck down North Florida’s congressional districts Saturday, rebuffing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ attempts to defy anti-gerrymandering protections. DeSantis had put the state’s Fair Districts Amendment up against the U.S. Constitution, openly...
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Castor & Nelson criticize FEMA & Trump for cutting off Puerto Rico aid

Congress member Kathy Castor is slamming the Trump administration for cutting off emergency supplies like food and water to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. “There’s a very disturbing report out today that the Trump administration is cutting...

Deadline is this Friday for Floridians to apply for FEMA assistance (Hurricane Irma)

Did your home suffer damage in Hurricane Irma? This Friday, November 24, 2017, is the last day that you can apply for federal disaster assistance. Here’s the FEMA info: You should register even if you...

Are you eligible for Irma disaster funds from FEMA?

More than a week after Hurricane Irma struck Florida, people are still cleaning up and trying to get a cleaning service near by for extra help. And many may be eligible for government assistance. To...
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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...

Florida This Week; former Chilean military officer found responsible in murder of folk singer Victor Jara

By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Tuesday we listened to the latest Florida This Week, a political talk show from local PBS station WEDU that is also hosted by Rob Lorei. In this episode our panel...

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