Hurricane Idalia

Florida bill would require flood disclosures in property sales

A bill in Florida would place a series of requirements on people to disclose flood risks before selling property.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., October 17, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

From crime to care A new wellness hub opened yesterday on the site of a former nightclub associated with crime issues in East Tampa. It will offer a pharmacy, family health services, and a service...
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Florida insurance issues could pose long-term problems

As Florida recovers from Hurricane Idalia, Fitch Ratings warned about the long-term effects of property insurance problems in Florida and CA.

Florida Representative criticizes DeSantis for delay in seeking federal aid for flood victims

Listen: On Saturday, Governor DeSantis announced he is seeking federal aid for victims of the Broward County flood earlier this month. One Florida legislator is wondering what took so long. More than two feet of...
storm warnings and watches

Hurricane Ian causes two deaths in Hardee County

In Hardee County, Hurricane Ian claimed two lives. Many Hardee communities are flooded and more than 99% were without power Friday morning.
Tropical Storm Hermine

Heavy rains have caused local flooding in Polk and Pasco Counties. Here’s where you can get sandbags

Heavy rainfall is causing localized flooding. People should use caution, avoid flooded areas and shore up properties with sandbags.

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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Some Tampa Bay rivers still under Flood Warning after Irma

The National Weather Service has extended Flood Warnings for several area rivers after Hurricane Irma, including the Anclote River at Elfers, the Little Manatee River at Wimauma, the Hillsborough River near Hillsborough River State Park,...

Tampa Bay post-Irma: updates on power and assisted-living facilities

The Florida Department of Transportation announced Thursday that I-75 will remain open, as Hurricane Irma flood waters have been receding on the Santa Fe River. As of Thursday morning, FDOT says their engineers and state...

How Tampa Bay residents should prepare for Irma

As Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma, several Tampa Bay area school districts have announced school closings. Here are the districts that are closed Thursday and Friday: Hillsborough County Pinellas County Hernando County Here are the...
Hurricane Harvey

Tampa mosque organizes Hurricane Harvey relief drive

A Tampa mosque and allied organizations are gathering supplies to bring to Hurricane Harvey survivors in Texas Thursday. Here’s the Facebook event page for the supply drive organized by the Islamic Society of Tampa Bay,...
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St. Pete plans to be able to handle Hermine-like stormwater event by next summer

The Public Works Administrator of St. Petersburg insists that stormwater improvements over the next year will allow the city to be prepared for another rain event on the scale of Hurricane Hermine by next August;...

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