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• The health clinic is operating, often by flashlight, out of tents. The island’s bleak recovery epitomizes the unevenness of the disaster relief effort in the hurricane-devastated U.S. territory. Read More »
• “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. Read More »
• 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 … Read More »
• 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. Read More »
• WMFE wants you all to be prepared, safe and informed as Hurricane Irma approaches this week. You can look to your local public radio station for clear and concise updates and safety information. Read More »
• Puerto Ricans in central Florida are watching Irma as she nears the island. FEMA has more than 500 officials there including a medical team and a search and rescue team. And the Governor of Puerto Rico has asked President Donald Trump to declare a state of emergency. Read More »
• As of early Tuesday afternoon, Hurricane Irma is a Category 5 storm in the Atlantic with wind speeds up to 180 mph. Five-day forecasts predict Florida will see some impact from Irma, but it’s too soon to know for sure. In preparation, Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for all of Florida’s 67 counties. Read More »