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Hendry County is asking for donations of food and supplies for residents still without power after Hurricane Irma. You can drop off donations at the Dallas Townsend Agricultural Center at 1085 Pratt Boulevard

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, many Floridians are turning to Waffle House, as one of the few places to get a cup of coffee or a cell phone charge. But as the state begins rebuilding, the restaurant is taking on an even greater significance.

Rising rivers could shut down part of Interstate 75 in north Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol says.

The Santa Fe River, which travels under the interstate, has risen more than 15 feet in the past two days due to Hurricane Irma.

The Florida Highway Patrol was forced to close U.S. 27 Wednesday evening due to the rising waters.

Other bridges that could be affected include U.S. 41, State Road 47 and U.S. 121, according to a release from FHP.

Both north and southbound lanes of the interstate at the Santa Fe River would be closed.

Florida’s largest private insurer is urging customers to file claims as quickly as possible in the wake of Hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Irma.

Scott Orders Freeze On Insurance Rate Hikes

Sep 13, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday ordered the state's top insurance regulator to “freeze any and all efforts” to increase property-insurance rates as homeowners and businesses recover from Hurricane Irma.

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