October 16, 2019

Hurricane Season 2018

Secretary Detzner Outlines Plan for Voters in Counties Severely Impacted by Hurricane Michael

Extends Early Voting & Vote-By-Mail Options for Hurricane Survivors while Protecting Election Integrity Read more »
Published on 10/18/2018

CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis: Scammers, Crooked Contractors are Already Preying on Families After Hurricane Michael

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis warned that scammers and crooked contractors are already out, preying on families in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Read more »
Published on 10/16/2018

Gov. Scott & CFO Patronis: Consumers Must be Protected Following Hurricane Michael

On Sunday, Governor Rick Scott directed Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier to take every action authorized pursuant to Executive Order 18-276 to provide additional protections to support recovery efforts in the areas of the state impacted by Hurricane Michael. Governor Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis have made it clear that the expectation for Florida's insurance companies is to expeditiously respond to policyholders' needs and to treat families fairly. Read more »
Published on 10/15/2018

Florida SBDC Network Encourages Small Businesses to Apply for Bridge Loan, Complete Disaster Assessment

Emergency Bridge Loan Program Provides Capital for Businesses Physically, Economically Injured from Hurricane Michael Read more »
Published on 10/12/2018

Florida's Emergency Bridge Loan Program available for small businesses damaged by Hurricane Michael

Today, Governor Rick Scott activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by Hurricane Michael. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during Hurricane Michael. The application period opened today and runs through December 7, 2018. Read more »
Published on 10/12/2018

Airbnb Announces Significant Expansion of Hurricane Michael Open Homes Program

Airbnb today substantially expanded the activation zone for its Open Homes Program to aid residents of the Southeast forced to evacuate from their homes in connection with Hurricane Michael, as well as relief workers arriving to provide assistance. Read more »
Published on 10/12/2018

Florida Highway Patrol Troopers stay overnight in Governor's Mansion en route to Gulf Coast

Post-Hurricane Michael, Florida's Governor's Mansion to be used as a law enforcement shelter for as long as necessary. Read more »
Published on 10/12/2018

President Trump declares major disaster in Florida as state responds to Hurricane Michael

Today, following Governor Rick Scott's request, President Donald Trump issued a Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Michael. Read more »
Published on 10/11/2018

Gov. Scott Requests Pre-Landfall Disaster Declaration, Extends Emergency Order

Issues Updates on Hurricane Michael Read more »
Published on 10/8/2018

8 am advisory for Tropical Storm Michael, for 10/8/2018

Below is the 8 am advisory from the National Hurricane Center. Read more »
Published on 10/8/2018

Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency for Tropical Storm Michael

Activates 500 Florida National Guard Troops Read more »
Published on 10/8/2018

DEO Launches Rebuild Florida, providing $616 Million to Help Floridians Repair and Rebuild Homes Damaged by Hurricane Irma

On Monday, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) launched Rebuild Florida, a long-term recovery effort, which will provide $616 million to help Florida families whose homes were significantly damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma repair or rebuild their homes. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

Gov. Scott: Floridians Must Be Prepared as Hurricane Florence Strengthens and Threatens East Coast

Floridians can expect extremely dangerous surf conditions including life-threatening rip current along the east coast. Read more »
Published on 9/10/2018

Hurricane Irma Claims Data - as of August 13, 2018

This aggregate information is compiled from claims data filed by insurers. It has not been audited or independently verified and covers all claims based on filings received by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation as of August 13, 2018. Read more »
Published on 8/24/2018

NOAA forecasters lower Atlantic hurricane season prediction

Preparedness still key as more storms expected to develop Read more »
Published on 8/9/2018

FEMA statement on court order regarding Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program for Puerto Rico

FEMA is aware of the Judge's ruling regarding the end of the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program for Puerto Rico and is working with its vendor and notifying hotels that the TSA program has been extended until 5 July to comply with the Court's order. Beyond that, FEMA will not comment on pending litigation. Read more »
Published on 7/2/2018

Monroe County awarded $49.2 million USDA grant to remove hurricane debris from 103 canals

Monroe County has been awarded a $49.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to remove Hurricane Irma debris from 103 of the most impacted canals in unincorporated Monroe County, the City of Marathon and the Village of Islamorada. Read more »
Published on 6/21/2018

Hurricane Irma Claims Data - as of June 12, 2018

This aggregate information is compiled from claims data filed by insurers. It has not been audited or independently verified and covers all claims based on filings received by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) as of June 12, 2018. Read more »
Published on 6/15/2018

New Website Will Help Florida Businesses Prepare for Natural Disasters

Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced the launch of a new website, FloridaDisaster.biz, to help Florida businesses prepare for and recover from hurricanes and other disasters. Read more »
Published on 6/7/2018

Florida Agents to Add Essential Hurricane Coverage

FAIA Offering Parametric Product to Eligible Members Read more »
Published on 6/7/2018

More Floridians Are Preparing for Hurricane Season

According to a new AAA study, the majority of Floridians are making hurricane preparations. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2018

Forecasters predict a near- or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

New satellite data and model upgrades to give forecasts a boost Read more »
Published on 5/24/2018

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