hurricane irma

Jacksonville flooding
Robert Torbert

It’s crunch-time for the Federal Emergency Management Agency as Floridians impacted by Hurricane Irma scramble to meet this Friday’s deadline to register for disaster relief.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will keep its Hurricane Irma disaster recovery center at Florida State College at Jacksonville open a few more days.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

People affected by Hurricane Irma who still want to register for federal disaster assistance or whose application has gotten bogged down or rejected can get one-on-one help this week.

Jacksonville flooding
Robert Torbert

FEMA has extended the deadline for filing Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs) to November 21 in Florida.  This extension is for public and nonprofit organizations.


While inspectors were out surveying property damage after Hurricane Irma, a small team of researchers was looking for ground damage in Central Florida and here on the First Coast.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) is urging the Department of Agriculture to extend the deadline for Floridians to apply for emergency food benefits in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

gas pump
Mike Mozart via Flickr

Florida could be moving closer to stockpiling fuel for future hurricanes or other disasters.

Senators Nelson And Rubio Want Faster Irma Housing Aid

Oct 31, 2017

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., raised concerns Tuesday about wait times for Floridians seeking federal housing assistance after Hurricane Irma.

In a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long, Nelson and Rubio pointed to differences in wait times following hurricanes Katrina and Irma.


Jacksonville homeowners pouring money into Hurricane Irma related fixes can now get reimbursed for permit fees.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Thursday that although the city hadn’t been responsible for collecting debris from state roads like San Jose Boulevard, that’s changing.