• Gov. Scott and HHS Secretary Discuss Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts in Florida Keys

    Governor Rick Scott and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price today met with local and state officials in Monroe County to discuss Hurricane Irma response and recovery efforts in the Florida Keys. See updates on the state’s resources in...

    Sep 18 • 106 Views • Comments Off on Gov. Scott and HHS Secretary Discuss Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts in Florida Keys

    Governor Rick Scott and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price today met with local and state officials in Monroe County to discuss Hurricane Irma response and recovery efforts in the Florida Keys. See updates on the state’s resources in...

  • Nelson urges financial companies to waive fees and penalties Hurricane Irma victims

    Sen. Bill Nelson urged leaders of a dozen financial companies to provide a moratorium on late fees and other penalties for Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma. Following is the text of the letter sent yesterday to the companies: September 14, 2017 Mr....

    Sep 15 • 150 Views • Comments Off on Nelson urges financial companies to waive fees and penalties Hurricane Irma victims

    Sen. Bill Nelson urged leaders of a dozen financial companies to provide a moratorium on late fees and other penalties for Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma. Following is the text of the letter sent yesterday to the companies: September 14, 2017 Mr....

  • VA to help Hurricane Irma victims in Florida nursing homes

    U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin today announced that VA is making beds available where possible to non-Veteran nursing home residents affected by Hurricane Irma. This comes following news reports from late yesterday that indicated, among...

    Sep 14 • 63 Views • Comments Off on VA to help Hurricane Irma victims in Florida nursing homes

    U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin today announced that VA is making beds available where possible to non-Veteran nursing home residents affected by Hurricane Irma. This comes following news reports from late yesterday that indicated, among...

  • I-75 Will Remain Open

    The Florida Department of Transportation today announced that I-75 will remain open, as flood waters have been receding on the Santa Fe River. As of this morning, FDOT engineers and state meteorologists do not believe that the Santa Fe River will reach a...

    Sep 14 • 126 Views • Comments Off on I-75 Will Remain Open

    The Florida Department of Transportation today announced that I-75 will remain open, as flood waters have been receding on the Santa Fe River. As of this morning, FDOT engineers and state meteorologists do not believe that the Santa Fe River will reach a...

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  • Nelson calls on airlines to cap fares ahead of Maria

    Sep 18 • 97 Views

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) today sent letters to the CEOs of 10 major U.S.-based airlines urging them to begin capping airfares for those fleeing the path of Hurricane Maria. “As you know, Hurricane Maria is a major hurricane and is threatening Puerto Rico and the Caribbean now and may be a threat to the U.S. coast by next week,” Nelson wrote. “Therefore, I urge you to begin the process now for implementing capped airfare and ensuring that refunds are promptly issued for cancelled flights.” “Individuals and... Read more

  • Gov. Scott to Thank Law Enforcement and First Responders in Tampa

    Sep 18 • 93 Views

    MEDIA ADVISORY Tomorrow, September 19th, Governor Rick Scott will visit the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to thank local law enforcement, emergency management officials and first responders for their commitment to Florida families before, during and after Hurricane Irma. The Governor will also give an update on Hurricane Maria. WHAT: Hurricane Irma First Responder Appreciation Event, Update on Hurricane Maria WHEN: 11:00 AM WHERE: Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office, District 2 2310 N Falkenburg Rd. ... Read more

  • Customer Advisory Committee Meeting September 21, 2017

    Sep 18 • 94 Views

    The Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission’s Customer Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 5 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the second floor at LYNX Central Station, 455 N. Garland Ave., Orlando, FL  32801. This meeting was rescheduled from September 12, due to Hurricane Irma. This meeting site is conveniently located near the SunRail LYNX Central Station platforms. Please check SunRail arrival and departure times at www.sunrail.com. Persons with disabilities who require accommodations... Read more

  • Sen. Bill Nelson’s remarks on Hurricane Irma

    Sep 18 • 80 Views

    After spending more than a week crisscrossing the state of Florida to meet with residents and local officials, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) took to the Senate floor today to update his colleagues on what he’s seen in some of the hardest hit areas of Florida. “Senator Rubio and I have been together quite a bit this past week,” Nelson said on the Senate floor this afternoon. “No doubt FEMA is stretched to the limit because FEMA is having to deal with the problem in Texas and now the enormity of this storm affecting ... Read more

  • Gov. Scott: Florida Virtual School Available for Students Displaced by Hurricane Irma

    Sep 18 • 96 Views

    Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida Virtual School (FLVS) will provide remote access to educational resources to all Florida students who were displaced by Hurricane Irma. Additionally, FLVS will provide access to digital educational materials to help the hardest hit school districts as they work to return to normal operations. Governor Scott said, “As families across the state continue to recover from Hurricane Irma, we must make sure our students have access to every resource they need to remain successfu... Read more

  • Fall Exhibitions Opening at the Morean Arts Center

    Sep 18 • 102 Views

    Three exhibitions will be on view until October 29 The Morean Arts Center will hold a rescheduled opening reception for three exhibitions on Friday, September 22, from 5pm-7pm. Casey McDonough & Kenny Jensen: (in/af)finities, Bryce Hammond: Structure, and Josette Urso: More than Before are on view for free and open to the public until October 29, 2017. Each exhibit showcases a unique take on the artists’ experiences and observations of the world around them. Amanda Cooper, Curator of Exhibitions at the Morean Ar... Read more

  • SunRail Will Run Full Schedule Tuesday

    Sep 18 • 61 Views

    Fares still waived SunRail will run its regular schedule Tuesday, September 19, 2017; beginning with the 5:06 a.m. southbound train. As SunRail resumes regular service, it will continue to waive fares on Tuesday. As SunRail trains run, crews will continue to perform work along the rail corridor, but SunRail will make every effort to keep travel delays to a minimum, by navigating the corridor safely, while the work takes place. SunRail is also working to provide additional days of service/credit to SunCard pass holders th... Read more

  • Consumer Alert: Managing your finances after Hurricane Irma

    Sep 18 • 75 Views

    The Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) encourages Floridians to take time to assess their finances following Hurricane Irma. Managing your financial obligations during this time may seem like the furthest thing from your mind; however, it is important to keep your finances in order.  Whether you have a mortgage loan, non-mortgage loan, credit card or other expense, every Floridian experiencing financial distress as a result of Hurricane Irma should: Proactively reach out to your lender to make them awa... Read more

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