9/14/2017: Irma Insurance Claims; Medical Explorers

Sep 14, 2017

Thursday on “First Coast Connect” we were joined by State Farm insurance agent and former Jacksonville City Council President Matt Carlucci to talk about what people should do if they need to file an insurance claim in the wake of Hurricane Irma (01:09). We spoke with student leader Sarah Hipps about the Medical Explorers program at Orange Park Medical Center.(35:41). Plus, First Coast filmmaker and author Nadia Ramoutaur told us about her new book, “52 Ways to Free my Mojo,” and the films she will debut at the Amelia Island Rendezvous Film Festival (45:48). 

Irma Insurance Claims

Insurance agents in Florida are scrambling to meet the needs of a rash of customers in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s destruction. It’s doubtful that most Floridians will receive full payouts for damages to their home or business. In one way, Hurricane Irma policyholders are more fortunate than those in Houston who were drowned out by Irma's predecessor, Harvey. Irma was an “insurer's hurricane,” a classic tropical storm in which most of the damage was done by wind and storm surge. Carlucci talked about what you need to know as you try to cover repairs and how the ever-stronger storms stress Florida’s already challenged insurance market

Medical Explorers

The Orange Park Medical Center’s Medical Explorers group meets weekly in order to learn about opportunities for medical careers. Students get to meet people from various professions in the medical field. They are also provided with opportunities to volunteer in the community, including working with Relay for Life. They can also take part in events at the hospital, including Breakfast with Santa and the Teddy Bear Clinic.    

Nadia Ramoutaur

Nadia Ramoutaur will debut two of her films at next week’s Amelia Island Rendezvous Film Festival. Her book, “52 Ways to Free my Mojo,” is a hand illustrated art journal that provides readers with effective and practical ways to set their creativity free. It also provides sustainable ways to uplift the spirit of its readers.    

Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at kmeerschaert@wjct.org, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.