Hurricane prep

The 2024 hurricane season begins in a couple of months. Here’s what emergency managers want you to know.

Florida emergency management offices are sharing their safety tips to empower residents to act ahead of potential storms.
Citizens Property Insurance

CEO: Citizens Property Insurance “will always be able” to pay claims, despite what Ron DeSantis claims

Senate Budget Chair Sheldon Whitehouse sent a letter that cited a recent comment by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that Citizens is “not solvent.”
Hurricane Idalia

National Flood Insurance Program has paid out $364 million for Hurricane Idalia claims

The National Flood Insurance Program has paid out $364 million to cover damage to homes and businesses from 2023's Hurricane Idalia.
Window home repair

Home hardening money approved by the Florida Legislature

A home-hardening grant program designed to help reduce property-insurance costs could get another $200 million from the state.
storm warnings and watches Lee County

U.S. Senate panel seeks information about Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance

The request raises questions about climate risks & whether the federal government could be asked to bail out Citizens in a major hurricane.
Hurricane Idalia

Insured losses in Florida from Hurricane Idalia hit $309.5 million

Estimated insured losses from Hurricane Idalia have reached $309.5 million, while claims have topped 25,000 in Florida.
storm warnings and watches debris destruction

Florida Legislators approve providing appropriate funding for the ‘Safe Florida Home’ program

The Florida House voted 110-0 to approve a bill to cover 17,000 already-submitted applications to the My Safe Florida Home program.
Window home repair

Florida lawmakers are considering fixing the backlog in the underfunded home upgrade program

More than 17,000 applications await funding or have been submitted as part of Florida's My Safe Florida Home program.

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.
Hurricane Lee via FPREN.

Peak hurricane season has arrived as Lee churns in the Atlantic

In a typical Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, from late August to mid-September is the busiest time for tropical storms and hurricanes.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., September 7, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Lakewood Ranch legal battle A couple is fighting a plan for thousands of new homes to be built as part of an expansion of Lakewood Ranch near their rural neighborhood in Sarasota County. They have...

Florida families meet President Biden during his post-Hurricane tour

President Joe Biden took a tour through storm ravaged Live Oak Florida Saturday with First Lady Jill Biden, where they thanked Emergency Management officials, and promised aid to residents trying to rebuild. The President promised...

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