Hurricane Ian, one year later: A story of resiliency and hope

Hurricane Ian was the 3rd-costliest natural disaster to hit the U.S.: $115.2 billion in damages and 156 fatalities in Florida and elsewhere.
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The Scoop: Fri., September 29, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Naples Capitol breacher caught A member of the ‘Proud Boys’ extremist group, who disappeared days before his sentencing in the U.S. Capitol riot case in...
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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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2 weeks later, cleanup underway in Levy County after Idalia

A little over two weeks after Hurricane Idalia moved through Florida’s Big Bend region, extensive clean-up efforts are ongoing.
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Florida experts say to be ‘vigilant’ about mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses

Floridians need to continue to combat mosquito-borne illnesses as rain from Hurricane Idalia has increased breeding grounds for the insects.
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The Scoop: Tues., September 12, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Hurricane Ian’s impact A new report shows the disproportionate impact Hurricane Ian had on Florida’s rural agricultural areas.   Idalia insurance claims Estimated insured losses...
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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...

Assistance available to Floridians who lost jobs due to Hurricane Irma

Floridians who lost their jobs because of Hurricane Irma may be eligible for help from the government. WMNF News interviewed Alice Cobb, director of programs at Career Source Pinellas and Career Source Tampa Bay, which...

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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How you can help Coalition of Immokalee Workers after Hurricane Irma

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, we hear how the migrant farming community of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has been affected; and we hear from Tampa Bay residents upset at their power companies. We took...
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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...

Post-Irma pictures from our listening area

We asked some friends and listeners if we could use their pictures to show our listening area post-Irma. If you have ones we can use, please send them to [email protected]. Thanks! And we hope you...

Here’s some post #Irma-geddeon info

Are you okay? Do you have power? Lots of trees down? Would you like to take a nice hot shower but that ain’t happening? Updating this post as we get info. Here are some links and other...
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Pinellas orders some evacuations for Hurricane Irma

On Thursday Pinellas County Commissioners approved mandatory evacuations for residents in zone Level A because of Hurricane Irma beginning Friday morning. Level A includes many coastal areas, mobile home residents and special needs residents who...

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 Irma – what you might need to know for dealing with the storm

Here is some general information that might be helpful  The National Hurricane Center has the best information: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ Governor Scott has ordered all tolls be suspended across Florida. Now is the time to refill prescriptions if...
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Sandbag information by county

Here is the latest sandbag locations that we have, by county. If possible, bring your own shovels and some counties may want you to bring containers. DON’T DIG UP THE BEACHES!!!!! Citrus County Informaion: There...

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