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The Good Samaritan Society: Florida Lutheran in Deland spent $30,000 to get a generator that could run air conditioning in the building with 60 nursing home beds.
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Nursing Home Deaths Could Bring Legislative Changes


“A lot of these assisted living facilities that we would deem the mom-and-pops are not able to keep up with the current Florida building code standards,” said Jason Brodeur, a Sanford Republican who chairs the Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee in the Florida House.
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This visible light image of Hurricane Irma was captured by NOAA’s GOES East satellite as it strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane in the Central Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 5 at 7:45 a.m. EDT
Storms

More Than 5 Million Without Power In Florida, And 980,000 In C. Fla.


More than five million Floridians are without power – including 931,834 customers in Orange, Osceola, Lake, Seminole, Brevard and Volusia counties. Statewide, five counties have more than 80 percent of customers without power: Lafayette in north Florida, and Monroe, Collier, Glades and Highlands counties in southwest Florida. 99 percent of Highlands County is without power. In Central Florida, Orange C0unty has the most customers without power, while Volusia County has the hi Orange County: 48 percent are without power, or 278,620 customers Volusia County: 67 percent are without power, or 192,371 customers Brevard County: 60 percent are without power, or 185,669 customers Seminole County: 65 percent are without power, or 137,442 customers Lake County: 57 are without power, or 100,684 …
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Some residents of Orlo Vista say they lost everything. Photo by Amy Green
Storms

Irma: The Latest


Hurricane Irma has shifted eastward with the eye expected to pass over Lake, Polk and Marion counties. It’s likely to bring winds of up to 100 mph into central Florida
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Photo courtesy of flhsmv.gov
Storms

Highway Patrol Says Roads Still Not Safe


Florida Highway Patrol said they’re seeing too many people out “sightseeing” and not obeying the curfew. FHP reports trees are down and there’s standing water from the exit ramps at 528 to 520. Those ramps have been closed in both directions.
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