hurricane irma

Jacksonville flooding
Robert Torbert

Florida’s 14 nonprofit waterkeepers are asking environmental regulators to conduct an audit of the state’s vulnerability to storms and sea level rise.

The water watch-dogs say Florida is not planning well enough for the effects of climate change.

Irma Insurance Losses Near $10 Billion In Florida

Jun 14, 2018
Via News Service of Florida

Insurance loss estimates from Hurricane Irma have hit $9.7 billion, up by more than $1 billion since April, according to the latest numbers posted by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

CHERISSE LAMB

Hurricane Irma survivors have a few days left to use the free Disaster Legal Services hotline set up for low-income Floridians who can’t afford a lawyer.

Jacksonville flooding
Robert Torbert

Hurricane Irma showed Jacksonville just how destructive the vicious combination of low-lying land, rising tides and a slow-moving monster storm could be. 

Elisha Pospisil / Flickr

The City of Jacksonville has given away nearly $525,000 in permit refunds for homeowners making post-Hurricane Irma fixes. But there’s still time and money left for more refunds.

Alexandra Blackwell

With hurricane season now underway, conversations about the future of the St. Johns River will be on the rise.

Citizens Insurance Reopens Irma Claims

Mar 29, 2018
Jacksonville flooding
Robert Torbert

Citizens Property Insurance has reopened more than one-third of its 66,761 claims from Hurricane Irma to revisit damage estimates, the state-backed company announced Wednesday.

Cherisse Lamb

Duval County homeowners whose houses were damaged by last year’s hurricanes may be eligible for new assistance money from the state.

Orange juice
Via News Service of Florida

Frustration is growing among Florida citrus farmers awaiting the distribution of $2.36 billion in federal disaster-relief money for agriculture losses sustained in Hurricane Irma.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting

When legislative budget chiefs agreed during negotiations to spend $1.5 million on a study about extending a toll road north to Georgia, they started to lock into Florida’s new budget some of the 78 recommendations a House select committee created in the wake of last year’s deadly hurricane season.

water halfway up a Coke vending machine
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Hurricane victims don’t have to repair their homes or find new places to live alone. Hurricane Irma survivors in Florida who are getting FEMA help have many federal and state resources available to further support their recovery.

Zarka with cases of beer and candy
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Two San Marco restaurants that were badly damaged Hurricane Irma are reopening this Thursday, Feb. 8, nearly five months after the St. Johns River flooded the Jacksonville neighborhood.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

After being closed for four months and undergoing a major renovation following Hurricane Irma's devastating blow, Bistro Aix will reopening on February 8.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Florida Governor Rick Scott is directing the Transportation Department to implement new hurricane-evacuation and fuel-supply plans, including increasing emergency gas storage.


Elisha Pospisil / Flickr

Jacksonville home owners who’ve had electrical work done or put on new roofs because of damage from Hurricane Irma could be eligible for a permit fee reimbursement. The city is offering refunds and the deadline to collect them is being pushed back.       


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