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The Atlantic hurricane season begins Thursday. To help Florida residents get ready, the state is offering a tax break on storm supplies.

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Residents of four Northeast Florida counties are now eligible for assistance from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. St. Johns, Putnam, Flagler and Volusia County homeowners and renters who lost property in Hurricane Matthew can apply for grants to replace it.

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Updated at 6:45 p.m. with new power outage numbers

Mayor Lenny Curry reiterated a plea for Jacksonville residents to stay where they are.

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Residents of the First Coast and communities across Florida have a powerful, new resource in their disaster preparedness tool kit.

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Four years ago this month, a powerful earthquake ripped through the tiny island nation of Haiti, killing approximately 300,000 people and leaving millions injured and homeless.

A little over a week after a major typhoon devastated parts of the Philippines, there is some reason for hope today.

NPR's Russell Lewis, who has been trying to get to Tacloban all week, points us to the front page of today's The Philippine Star: "Aid Delivery To Leyte, Samar Speeding Up" the main headline reads.

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Members of Jacksonville’s Filipino community are continuing relief efforts following last week's devastating typhoon with a fundraising event tonight.

It was one week ago today that Typhoon Haiyan swept across the Philippines, flattening buildings and killing more than 3,000 people. Most who survived the storm found themselves without food, water, or shelter.

Rosabel Hill with the organization We Filipino, Inc. says there has been an outpouring of concern by residents of the First Coast.

Fonkoze

Zanmi Fonkoze Jacksonville and Riverside Presbyterian Church will host an open meeting Saturday, Oct. 26 to discuss the progress that has been made four years after a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti.

The island nation is still struggling amid humanitarian relief efforts, and Jacksonville has become a hub of activism to raise awareness and provide destitute Haitians with an opportunites.