Wednesday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› Wild Florida Rescue is Back in Business, Thanks to Donations
A Brevard County-based wildlife rescue group in danger of shutting down for good will stay open. Wild Florida Rescue raised $10,000 Was forced to shut down for 30 days Wild Florida Rescue says it raised thousands of dollars, thanks to a Spectrum News story last month.
› Manatee deaths by watercraft rising at record pace in Florida
Wildlife experts have attributed toxic red tide algae and a cold snap to the deadly 2018 experienced by manatees, but so far this year, it’s boats that are towing most of the blame. From the beginning of this year through June 21, 81 manatees have been killed by watercraft in Florida’s waters, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. During the same time frame in 2018, watercraft caused the deaths of 59 manatees.
› State commission approves FPL’s $1.3 billion in recovery costs from Irma
Utility regulators on Tuesday signed off on a $1.3 billion agreement involving Florida Power & Light’s costs for restoring electricity after Hurricane Irma plowed through the state in 2017. The Florida Public Service Commission approved the settlement between FPL, the state Office of Public Counsel and the Florida Industrial Power Users Group.
› Fewer Sarasota-Manatee homeowners late on mortgages
Blown higher after Hurricane Irma, mortgage delinquency rates are back to normal levels in Southwest Florida. The share of homeowners in the Sarasota-Manatee region who are at least 30 days late on their loan payments dropped to 2.5% in April from 4.4% one year earlier, according to a report Tuesday by data provider CoreLogic.
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