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With Collier County continuing to have the largest number, Florida is up to at least 74 cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus this year, according to the state Department of Health website. The 74 cases had been reported as of Monday and were an increase of two cases from a week earlier. Collier County has […]

Danny McAuliffeAugust 31, 2018
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Gov. Rick Scott announced on Friday an additional $3 million in grant funding for communities impacted by red tide. Over the past few months, Scott and the Department of Environmental Protection have rolled out algae-targeting grants in $3 million batches. The grand total to date: $9 million. That sum includes the $3 million announced in […]

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Florida will survey businesses to determine the economic impact of the algae blooms spreading in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries. Gov. Rick Scott on Monday issued an emergency order Monday for Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties over the reemergence of toxic algae outbreaks on both coasts. On Thursday, […]

News Service Of FloridaOctober 31, 2017
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Potential insured losses in Florida from Hurricane Irma have surpassed $5.5 billion, according to the state Office of Insurance Regulation. As of Friday, 795,970 claims had been filed, worth an estimated $5.567 billion. The numbers are up from 772,934 claims and $5.3 billion in potential losses a week earlier. Hurricane Irma made landfall Sept. 10 […]

News Service Of FloridaOctober 24, 2017
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Potential insured losses from Hurricane Irma in Florida have crossed the $5 billion mark. As of¬†Friday, 772,934 claims had been filed, worth an estimated $5.3 billion, according to the Office of Insurance Regulation. The numbers are up from 747,534 claims and $4.94 billion in potential losses a week earlier. The state office updates the numbers […]


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