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Business is booming in the Sunshine State, even though much of Florida was slammed by Hurricane Irma - especially Collier County, where the hurricane made landfall on September 9. "Through the first nine months of the year, we definitely had record numbers," said Jack Wert, executive director of the Naples, Marco Island and Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau. [Read More]
Business is booming in the Sunshine State, even though much of Florida was slammed by Hurricane Irma - especially Collier County, where the hurricane made landfall on September 9. "Through the first nine months of the year, we definitely had record numbers," said Jack Wert, executive director of the Naples, Marco Island and Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau. [Read More]
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Many homeowners in Southwest Florida fear that flood insurance rates will skyrocket thanks to Hurricane Irma. [Read More]
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A Florida nursing home under investigation for the deaths of 13 patients after Hurricane Irma says in a letter to Congress that staff member…... [Read More]
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Most of us would like to forget about Hurricane Irma. It is very difficult to do that, especially if you're in Polk County. There is still debris on the side of many roads. [Read More]
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The Florida Retail Federation is forecasting a holiday sales increase of three to three-and-a-half percent in the state, despite the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Irma. Listen to the story airing on 89.9 WJCT-FM... [Read More]
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Conditions on the ground in Barbuda remain dire after the island was rendered uninhabitable in September by Hurricane Irma, the prime minister told reporters Monday, promoting a United Nations pled…... [Read More]
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Miami-Dade needs a community-wide "culture of resilience" before the next hurricane, a county commissioner argued in a new report. "Every individual, every household needs to have an emergency plan. And that plan needs to be communicated with somebody who's a lifeline," Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava wrote in the report on Hurricane Irma . She said she'd like to see a hurricane preparedness course in schools and a smartphone app with real-time emergency information, including a list of open evacuation shelters. Read more: Future Hurricane Prep Could Include Drones, Says Miami-Dade Transportation Director Preparing for and recovering from Hurricane Irma... [Read More]
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A Florida nursing home under investigation for the deaths of 13 patients after Hurricane Irma says in a letter to Congress that staff members did everything possible but couldn't overcome a lack of power to the central air conditioner. In a letter released Monday, Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills attorney Geoffrey... [Read More]
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There is still a chance for some people to sign up for D-SNAP disaster food assistance in the wake of Hurricane Irma. [Read More]
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Sister Margaret Ann, the "chainsaw nun" whose picture went viral during the cleanup of Hurricane Irma, was honored last week by her school and the Miami Heat basketball team for her efforts. [Read More]
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If the state were trying to justify an administrative judge's decision to strike down Gov. Rick Scott's executive order regarding nursing homes, it couldn't do better than the haste with which it is trying to implement the mandate while appealing the ruling.After 14 residents of The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills nursing home died from overheating when the facility's air conditioning failed during Hurricane Irma, Gov. Scott issued an emergency order... [Read More]
The larger than life installation using thousands of tree saplings will soon be ready for visitors at Pinecrest Gardens months after Hurricane Irma damaged the area. [Read More]
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(Fox News) The chainsaw-wielding nun who was featured in a viral video cleaning up debris after Hurricane Irma was honored for her efforts Friday by her hometown basketball team. Sister Margaret Ann, the principal of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in southwest Miami-Dade County, was surprised during a pep rally by former Miami Heat star Shane Battier. "We got her here under the ruse that it was a pep rally for the school, which it was," Battier told WSVN. [Read More]
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A large section of Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Greg Bueno's home collapsed as a result of damaging wind and rain from Hurricane Irma. [Read More]
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A Texas City actress is helping premiere a new musical, "Soulful Sounds of Christmas," through Dec. 30 at the Ensemble Theatre in Houston. "It is really exciting to be the first person to play Camilla," said Eboni Williams. "We are the original cast. It's never been done or seen before." The show takes place in "real time," November through December 2017, with Williams' Puerto Rican character, Camilla, whisked by Hurricane Irma into a soul food restaurant in West Palm Beach, Florida. "I find a lot of love and good food," said Williams, 28, a 2007 graduate of La Marque... [Read More]
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The state has estimated agricultural losses from Hurricane Irma at $2.5 billion. [Read More]
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MIAMI It was suppose to be the season opener, but Hurricane Irma pushed the Buccaneers and Dolphins game back to week 11. Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler threw three interceptions before suffering a concussion in the third quarter. He would not return. Backup Matt Moore threw for a touchdown in his place, but Miami settled for... [Read More]
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Orange Jeep Tours offers an up-close glimpse into private wetlands, preserves and wildlife in Southwest Florida and announces a special Hurricane Irma recovery promotion with a Buy one, get one free deal on all tours. [Read More]
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Hurricane Irma slammed into South Florida killing more than 70 people and destroying thousands of homes. The storm's strong winds also unearthed a trove of Native American artifacts. [Read More]
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