Monday, September 25, 2017

hurricane irma

Jan Cook could barely hold back the tears as she watched a team of volunteers swarm around her Bonita Springs home, helping pick up the life that Hurricane Irma turned upside down. “If my husband and I had to do ...
In this Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 file photo, a woman is transported from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as patients are evacuated after a loss of air conditioning due to Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Fla.

BY GARY FINEOUT TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida’s nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott. Days after Hurricane Irma ravaged ...
In this geocolor image GOES-16 satellite image taken Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at 11:45 UTC, sunlight, from the right, illuminates Hurricane Irma as the storm approaches Cuba and Florida.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the House’s tax-writing committee is putting forward legislation to give temporary tax relief to victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The bill proposed Friday by Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, chair of the House ...

Hundreds of residents poured into the First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs to learn more about FEMA assistance during a town hall meeting Friday. The town was one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Irma, with heavy rains a ...
collier school building

Students in Lee and Collier County public schools return to class Monday after missing over two weeks of classes. The last day for students in both districts was Sept. 6. Since then, both districts have been closed for 11 school ...
In this Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 file photo, a house slides into the Atlantic Ocean in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

BY | Dara Kam The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 22, 2017……… More than 10 days after Hurricane Irma crashed through the state, thousands of Floridians were still in the dark as estimates of damage in nearly ...

After 12 days, Florida Power & Light called it mission accomplished on Friday. 4.4 million FPL customers lost power during Hurricane Irma, 90 percent of their total customers, and restoration efforts to get the lights back on were virtually complete, ...
A completely ruined house is seen in El Negro community a day after the impact of Hurricane Maria, in Puerto Rico, Thursday, September 21, 2017.

BY DANICA COTO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The eye of Hurricane Maria was nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico sought to recover from the storm’s devastation. Two days after Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding ...
In this Sept. 13, 2017, photo, debris surrounds a destroyed structure in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Big Pine Key, Fla.

BY | The News Service of Florida Hurricane Irma caused $19.4 billion in wind-related damages in Florida, with the heaviest losses in Collier and Lee counties, according to a team led by a Florida International University researcher. The report estimates ...

Lake Okeechobee continues to rise even as lake discharges have resumed down the Caloosahatchee River. Water levels in the lake have been consistently rising since Hurricane Irma, as heavy rainfall over much of the state continues to the drain into ...
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