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JEA Board Assesses Irma’s Impact On Utility

Jacksonville’s community-owned utility JEA incurred around $30 million in total costs associated with last week’s Hurricane Irma, that’s according to reports submitted by JEA officers to the utility’s board Tuesday.

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Jacksonville’s community-owned utility JEA incurred around $30 million in total costs associated with last week’s Hurricane Irma, that’s according to reports submitted by JEA officers to the utility’s board Tuesday.


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Most of us on the First Coast think of the Jaguars when we think of Shad Khan. But Jacksonville’s NFL team is just a piece of his business empire, which also includes the huge Flex-N-Gate automotive parts and systems supplier and London’s Fulham Football (soccer) Club.

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It’s looking more and more like the days of smelly diesel buses in Jacksonville are numbered.

Irma Insurance Claims Already Near $2 Billion In Florida

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Hurricane Irma damage
GERALD HERBERT / ASSOCIATED PRESS

With 335,000 insurance claims representing $1.9 billion in property losses, Hurricane Irma has already exceeded the claims and losses from the two hurricanes that pummeled Florida last year, the state Office of Insurance Regulation reported Monday.

Tuesday on “First Coast Connect” we heard how to handle stress caused by Hurricane Irma with therapist Melody Bean Eckhart (01:09). Lawanda Ravoira and Tayloe McDonald with the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, Executive Director of the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality Rebecca Epstein and author Nicole Mason talked about the upcoming See the Girl Summit (24:22). The latest segment of Moveable Feast featured Bud St. Pierre of the King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island (35:10) and we spoke with Jacksonville filmmaker and producer Warren Skeels of MTV’s reality series, “Siesta Key.” (43:28).  


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Updated at 6:49 p.m. ET

Thirty-two years to the day after an earthquake killed thousands of people in Mexico, a powerful quake rattled the country's central region Tuesday. Buildings shivered in Mexico City, shattering facades and sending clouds of dust skyward.

Residents who just hours before had taken part in large simulated earthquake drills to mark the anniversary emptied into the streets when the real quake struck.

'Potentially Catastrophic' Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica, Heads For Puerto Rico

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Updated at 7:30 p.m. ET

Hurricane Maria is barreling toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as a "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane and is forecast to hit those islands on Wednesday.

On the island of Dominica, which was raked by the storm late Monday, the prime minister says that "initial reports are of widespread devastation. So far, we have lost all what money can buy and replace."

Advisories issued by the National Hurricane Center carry increasingly ominous warnings.

In the picturesque German city of Potsdam, a crowd gathers at the main square where a band is playing innocuous 1980s covers.

The friendly-looking musicians on stage attempt to rouse some enthusiasm from those waiting to hear Martin Schulz — the main challenger to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Sunday's elections — speak at a campaign rally.

Florida is still dusting itself off after the Hurricane Irma, but Governor Rick Scott is encouraging Floridians to stay prepared.

Updated at 2:45 p.m. ET

President Trump delivered a stern warning to North Korea's leader at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday.

"Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime," Trump said, using the nickname he coined for Kim Jong Un and used previously on Twitter.

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Jacksonville’s community-owned utility JEA incurred around $30 million in total costs associated with last week’s Hurricane Irma, that’s according to reports submitted by JEA officers to the utility’s board Tuesday.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Most of us on the First Coast think of the Jaguars when we think of Shad Khan. But Jacksonville’s NFL team is just a piece of his business empire, which also includes the huge Flex-N-Gate automotive parts and systems supplier and London’s Fulham Football (soccer) Club.

PROTERRA

It’s looking more and more like the days of smelly diesel buses in Jacksonville are numbered.

Irma Insurance Claims Already Near $2 Billion In Florida

6 hours ago
Hurricane Irma damage
GERALD HERBERT / ASSOCIATED PRESS

With 335,000 insurance claims representing $1.9 billion in property losses, Hurricane Irma has already exceeded the claims and losses from the two hurricanes that pummeled Florida last year, the state Office of Insurance Regulation reported Monday.

Tuesday on “First Coast Connect” we heard how to handle stress caused by Hurricane Irma with therapist Melody Bean Eckhart (01:09). Lawanda Ravoira and Tayloe McDonald with the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, Executive Director of the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality Rebecca Epstein and author Nicole Mason talked about the upcoming See the Girl Summit (24:22). The latest segment of Moveable Feast featured Bud St. Pierre of the King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island (35:10) and we spoke with Jacksonville filmmaker and producer Warren Skeels of MTV’s reality series, “Siesta Key.” (43:28).  


ALAN DIAZ / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Toys “R” Us has voluntarily  filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season.

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The state attorney’s office has ruled the fatal shooting of Vernell Bing Jr. last year by Officer Tyler Landreville of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was justified.

ROB O'NEAL / THE KEY WEST CITIZEN VIA AP

Many Navy families who had to evacuate from Key West before Hurricane Irma are finding a temporary home in Jacksonville.

NICK TOMECEK / NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS VIA AP

Calling the deaths of eight seniors last week an “isolated incident,” a nursing-home industry group will hold a meeting Friday to discuss a move by Gov. Rick Scott to require nursing homes to be equipped with generators to power air-conditioning systems when electricity goes out.

David Goldman / Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is offering assistance to communities affected by Hurricane Irma.


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