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June 18, 2018

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 9/12/2017

The Long Road Home: Millions of Floridians await return

The millions of Floridians who are part of the largest evacuation in U.S. history are already itching to go home as Florida mobilizes a post-Irma mass recovery effort of troops, trucks, boats and volunteers from Key West to Jacksonville. See Gov. Scott's list of updates on Hurricane Irma response efforts, here. Also read more at the Tampa Bay Times, the AP, and the Miami Herald.

See also:
» Tempers flare as Florida Keys evacuees wait to go home after Irma
» In Naples, an anxious return home to see what Irma left
» When will Florida's airports reopen?
» Some Floridians return to shattered homes as Irma crosses into Georgia
» Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Keys
» Survivors, relatives, volunteers connect online for Irma aid
» Estimated 10,000 Florida Keys residents who rode out Irma may need to be evacuated, U.S. Dept. of Defense says
» In Florida, a storm’s fright gives way to a blackout’s hassles

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Max Planck Florida Institute: Finely Focused

A Nobel Prize-winning German physicist brings his work - and the microscope he invented - to Florida. It's the only such microscope in the U.S. Read the full story here.

» This article is part of Florida Trend's annual look at research and innovation in the Sunshine State, Research Florida.
» Coming tomorrow: Research updates from universities and institutions around the state.

EPA grants pollution waiver to Florida utilities after Irma

State and federal environmental regulators issued a blanket waiver on Monday for Florida electricity companies to violate clean air and water standards without penalty for the next two weeks. [Source: AP] Earlier: EPA exercises enforcement discretion for electric generating units in Monroe County, Florida.

Hurricane Irma will test the strength of Florida’s insurance sector

As local and federal officials begin to assess the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma, which barreled through the southeastern part of the United States last weekend, Florida’s insurance industry is a big focal point as damage estimates span up to $40 billion. More from FOX Business and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

» See also: Florida's Office of Insurance Regulation has issued tips to help citizens with insurance claims after Hurricane Irma.

Disney World, Florida resorts, cruise operators seeking to restart Tuesday

Royal Caribbean Cruises led cruise stocks higher as investors concluded there would be little long-range fallout for customers in the Caribbean, the industry's largest market, while Walt Disney Co. aimed to reopen its Florida theme parks Tuesday. [Source: Bloomberg]


› Prudential Spirit of Community Awards seeking student nominees in Florida
Youth volunteers in Florida can apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, which provides $1,000, a medallion and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

› Auction planned for Florida shrimp farm after financing deal not reached
The assets of US-based shrimp farm Florida Organic Aquaculture and a subsidiary, Sustainable Aquaculture Initiative, will be sold off in an Oct. 3 bankruptcy auction.

› A few retailers re-open quickly after Hurricane Irma
While many large corporate and local retailers took a day to assess damage and rally employees, some Publix stores were serving customers as early as 8 a.m. on Monday morning.

› Roofers needed: Marlins Park, Heat arena take hit from Hurricane Irma
The retractable roof at Marlins Park was designed to survive a hurricane. It appears to have just done that — only Hurricane Irma still got her licks in.

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