Hurricane Irma

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As of last week, 77 Collier County households have been given federal temporary emergency housing after Hurricane Irma. 

State Officials Defend Massive Evacuation Traffic Plans

Oct 27, 2017

Despite widespread traffic jams that choked Florida's highways, state officials are defending the approach used during Hurricane Irma.

After Hurricane Irma turned more than 6 million Floridians into evacuees, Senate budget drafters are eyeing state reserves as a way to get communities back on their feet quickly. 

The tab for Hurricane Irma keeps rising, and Florida legislators are warning that it could require some tough budget choices for next year.

People who need unemployment assistance after Hurricane Irma might not be getting the help that is available to them.

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