Hurricane Irma

Residents with damaged roofs because of Hurricane Irma have only a few days to get temporary aid to get their roofs fixed.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are providing residents with damaged roofs blue tarps - for free. It's called Operation Blue Roof.

Photo: Jessica Meszaros, WGCU

While most of Southwest Florida is getting back to normal nearly three weeks after Hurricane Irma, in Everglades City in southern Collier County, it’s a different story. The town saw eight to ten feet of storm surge from Hurricane Irma, some homes completely washed away, and those still standing filled by mud, mold, and destruction.

Comics fans and celebrities will come together this weekend at MegaCon Tampa Bay. Attendees will even get the chance to meet Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee.

Photo: NASA

Hurricane Irma cut a swath of blackouts through Florida, from the Keys to multiple counties across the peninsula. An estimated 4.4 million people were without power as days became weeks. That's led some Floridians to consider turning to renewable energy like solar power, installing large-scale battery backups at home, and keeping solar contractors busy as more residents think about going "off the grid" to power their homes.

Deadlines Likely Pushed Back For Ballot Proposals

Sep 27, 2017

Following the disruption of Hurricane Irma, a panel on Monday recommended that the Florida Constitution Revision Commission give residents more time to file proposed constitutional amendments.