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JEA

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.


Irma Insurance Claims Already Near $2 Billion In Florida

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Hurricane Irma damage
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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).  


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.

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