Thursday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› Hurricane Dorian estimated insured losses at $19 million in Florida
When Hurricane Dorian took a turn last month and avoided landfall in Florida, it largely spared the state’s insurance industry from getting hit with claims. Only 5,764 claims from Hurricane Dorian had been filed in Florida as of Oct. 4, with estimated insured losses at $19 million, according to information posted on the state Office of Insurance Regulation.
› St. Pete’s Hofbräuhaus faces eviction, lawsuit says
The Hofbräuhaus restaurant is behind on its rent and facing a threat of eviction from its downtown home, according to a lawsuit filed by its new landlord. The lawsuit claims that the German beer hall’s owners also are on the hook for millions of dollars for breaking its 15-year lease after they started falling behind on rent in August.
› Robots move bags around new $324 million MIA luggage system, speeding up screening
The new $324 million baggage screening system at MIA is designed to double the speed and efficiency of baggage screening and delivery for flights in concourses E, F, G, H and J, while also reducing the risk of injury for TSA officers.
› Stone crab season kicks off in Cortez
There’s a sure-fire way to gauge stone crab season, and that’s to check Danny Barrett’s hands. If they look like a lotion commercial, the hauls are light. If they ache, cramp and are cut-up, the traps are teeming with the delectable crustaceans, and all is right with the world in Cortez.
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