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A contingent of Florida’s congressional Republicans is urging the president to waive contracting rules in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Making Your Water Safe After Irma

Sep 15, 2017

Several Florida counties - and some Tampa Bay area communities - remain under boil water notices after Hurricane Irma. The Florida Department of Health has tips for people living in those places.

The tragic deaths of eight nursing home residents after Irma knocked out their air conditioning has prompted the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs to offer up available beds at federal VA Community Living Centers.

Hurricane Irma No Boon To State Budget

Sep 15, 2017

Hurricane Irma could extend her destructive reach to the next state budget.

 

A long-range financial report, which will be reviewed Friday by the Joint Legislative Budget Commission, shows lawmakers working with only a projected $52 million surplus as they craft the 2018-19 budget early next year. It's a fiscal pittance in an overall $82 billion budget.

 

And that surplus may shrink, if not disappear, given the state's financial history following major hurricanes.

 

Hundreds Of Elderly Residents Evacuate In Osceola County

Sep 14, 2017

The assisted living facility, Good Samaritan Village in Kissimmee, experienced up to four feet of flooding after Hurricane Irma passed through. On Tuesday morning, 356 elderly residents were evacuated from the facility, while close to 200 residents chose to leave.


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