Tag: floods

Staff ReportsJuly 25, 2018

Insurance industry figures welcomed the news Wednesday that the U.S. House had voted overwhelmingly to temporarily reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, just about one week before it was to expire. Nat Wienecke, senior vice president of federal government relations at the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, issued a public statement. “PCI is pleased […]

Associated PressOctober 5, 2016

The National Hurricane Center has extended the hurricane warning northward in Florida as Matthew heads toward the East Coast. Meanwhile, Hurricane Matthew is heading toward the Bahamas after hitting Cuba hard. The hurricane center says the hurricane was about 105 miles (165 kilometers) south of Long Island, Bahamas. It has maximum sustained winds of 120 […]

Associated PressOctober 5, 2016

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in Brevard County, and voluntary evacuations have been activated in St. Lucie County, but Gov. Rick Scott urged other coastal residents potentially in harm’s way not to wait to be told to leave. The governor said during a Wednesday morning news conference that “if you’re able to go early, leave […]

Shannon NickinsonJune 4, 2015

Stormwater, like many other things, flows downhill. That was one of the things that last year’s spring floods highlighted. And since water does not respect political boundaries, City of Pensacola and Escambia County officials are venturing into uncharted territory – at least for local governments in these parts. “We’ve chosen to start with city-county cooperation,” […]

Daniel TilsonApril 22, 2015

Gov. Scott finally got busy addressing big issues this week. Not serious, mind you, just busy. Lots of finger-pointing, no problem-solving With President Barack Obama visiting South Florida and using the Everglades as backdrop to observe Earth Day, Scott refused the White House’s invitation to participate. Why risk hearing any inflammatory words or phrases. Climate […]


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