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After Irma

Complete coverage of Hurricane Irma, a monster storm that struck Florida

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 06:40 AM CDT

Financial Aftermath of Irma, Maria Could Cost Fla. Billions

Financial Aftermath of Irma, Maria Could Cost Fla. Billions

The Florida Legislature finds itself dealing with not only the aftermath of Hurricane Irma but also the impact of Hurricane Maria. State economist Amy Baker told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday...

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 11:29 AM CDT

Yellow Wristbands, Segregation for Florida Homeless in Irma

Yellow Wristbands, Segregation for Florida Homeless in Irma

Shelby Hoogendyk says that when she, her husband and her 17-month-old son arrived at an emergency shelter as Hurricane Irma closed in, they were separated from others by yellow wristbands and told to stay in an...

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 06:07 AM CDT

2 Electric Workers Lose Wedding Rings Doing Irma Cleanup

2 Electric Workers Lose Wedding Rings Doing Irma Cleanup

Two linemen who spent days restoring power in the Tampa Bay area had the same unfortunate mishap: They lost their wedding rings. Both were heartbroken, frustrated and hoping for some kind of mini miracle....

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 07:57 AM CDT

Fla. Nursing Home Victims' Body Temps Nearly 110: Officials

Fla. Nursing Home Victims' Body Temps Nearly 110: Officials

By the time a 70-year-old woman was evacuated from Florida's Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills at 6:42 a.m. last Wednesday, she was in cardiac arrest and her body was blazing hot, according to officials....

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 04:01 AM CDT

Maria Regains Cat. 3 Strength, Heads for Dominican Republic

Maria Regains Cat. 3 Strength, Heads for Dominican Republic

The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years tore off roofs and doors, knocked out power across the entire island and unleashed catastrophic flash flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could...

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 08:47 AM CDT

This Time, FEMA Isn't Responding to Hurricanes With Trailers

This Time, FEMA Isn't Responding to Hurricanes With Trailers

The hurricanes that battered Texas and Florida have likely spawned the worst disaster-created housing crisis since Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents without homes more than...

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 07:18 PM CDT

'Long Road to Go': Officials Talk Irma Relief in the Keys

'Long Road to Go': Officials Talk Irma Relief in the Keys

With the lower Florida Keys reopened, residents were trying to get back to business as usual Monday though there's some serious cleanup that needs to be done first. Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Health and Human...

Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 at 11:29 AM CDT

Interpreter Warned of 'Bears' & 'Monsters' at Irma Briefing

Interpreter Warned of 'Bears' & 'Monsters' at Irma Briefing

Officials in Manatee County, Florida, are under fire after an interpreter for the deaf warned residents about "bears" and "monsters" during a Hurricane Irma emergency press conference.

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 01:57 PM CDT

Florida Takes Stock of Irma's Damage to Crops

Florida Takes Stock of Irma's Damage to Crops

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is scheduled to survey agricultural damage in Florida from Hurricane Irma. Perdue will visit the state Monday, starting in Clewiston. According to a news release,...

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 10:29 AM CDT

Costs From Major Natural Disasters Can Stress State Budgets

Costs From Major Natural Disasters Can Stress State Budgets

A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding. The combined tab from...

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