Hurricane Irma

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, homeowners are wading through the muck of insurance claims, contractors and mold mitigation.

Louisiana is helping Florida process its thousands of unemployment claims related to Hurricane Irma.

Florida Governor Rick Scott and elected officials in the Keys have one message: we’re open for business.  But the island chain is still recovering from Hurricane Irma.

Image: Florida Air National Guard, Master Sgt. William Buchanan

Thousand across Southwest Florida sought shelter during Hurricane Irma, but some residents with disabilities or acute medical conditions required special needs shelters. But many didn’t register in time, and as those shelters rapidly filled, some in need of that special care had little choice but to seek out other shelters.

In the hours before Hurricane Irma came barreling towards Florida, Gloria Guity and her adult children went to five different shelters before they arrived at Miami Edison Senior High School.

“Here is better than where we were,” Guity, 76, said sitting at a cafeteria table. “Here I told them to put me next to the bathroom so at least I can take them to the bathroom.”

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