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Jim Turner is a reporter for The News Service of Florida.

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Hurricane Irma has officially been tied to 34 deaths in Florida, but the number will rise.

Ponte Vedra home damaged
David Luckin / WJCT

Florida has preliminarily outlined more than $273 million in Hurricane Irma costs for federal reimbursement, with the money primarily used for storm preparation and debris removal.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Northeast Florida native Tim Tebow has started his week visiting hometown shelters after Hurricane Irma left thousands in Northeast Florida with flooded homes or without power.  

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Shawn Carpenter via Flickr

Widespread and prolonged power outages will become part of life for most Floridians over the next few days as Hurricane Irma has started to make an anticipated northern turn that will result in a destructive run through the state starting Sunday.

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Bethune-Cookman University

Amid a national debate about monuments and statues, a South Florida lawmaker renewed his push Monday for a likeness of Mary McLeod Bethune — an educator and civil-rights activist who founded what is now known as Bethune-Cookman University — to represent Florida in the U.S. Capitol.

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