Hurricane Matthew

A home hit by a large tree during hurricane hermine
Regan McCarthy WFSU News

Floridians impacted by Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew could get a property tax break. A bill from Rep. Dane Eagle (R-Cape Coral) would allow those impacted by natural disasters to apply for a property tax reduction. Eagle says right now, people are hit with a double whammy.

Governor Rick Scott's twitter

The Florida Senate’s new budget chair is coming out in support of Governor Rick Scott’s plan to provide pay raises for the state’s law enforcement agencies.

Hurricane Matthew as seen from the International Space Station on Oct. 3
NASA

The Citizens Property Insurance Company is regrouping after two hurricanes hit the state.  The state-backed insurer is disappointed with the response of independent contractors handling claims adjustment.

United State Geological Survey / https://www.usgs.gov/news/and-after-photos-se-beach-dunes-lost-hurricane-matthew

New photos from the United States Geological Survey illustrate the damage Hurricane Matthew dealt to Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' website

The “Stuff The Charger” Thanksgiving Food Drive is underway. It’s a way for the Florida Highway Patrol to collect food donations for needy families as well as recent storm victims.

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NOAA

Florida’s catastrophe fund will suffer minimal losses due to Hurricane Matthew, state officials announced Tuesday. With $17 billion in reserve, the “cat fund” is ready to pay out insurance companies that are overloaded by damage claims.

Tom Hagerty

Floridians now have until the end of the day Tuesday October 18 to get signed up to vote. A federal judge Wednesday extended the state’s voter registration deadline.

MGN Online

Governor Rick Scott is sending meals to other states affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Hurricane Matthew as seen from the International Space Station on Oct. 3
NASA

Hurricane Matthew devastated some communities and spared others as it made its way up the Atlantic coast.  Insurers are crossing their fingers as they tally the damage.

State of Florida, Meredyth Hope Hall

Governor Rick Scott says he won’t extend the state’s voter registration deadline because of Hurricane Matthew. That decision is attracting criticism from one Florida political scientist.

Westminster Oaks / http://www.westminsteroaksfl.org/

Tallahassee retirement community Westminster Oaks is opening its doors to Jacksonville evacuees from Hurricane Matthew. Forty-seven assisted living residents from Westminster Woods, a sister facility in Saint Johns County, arrived Thursday morning, along with twenty staff members and their families.

Wikipedia

As Hurricane Matthew approaches Florida, officials are warning citizens to look out for charity cons. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is teaming up with the website GoFundMe to confirm donations go to those affected by the storm.

As Hurricane Matthew barrels down on the East Coast of Florida, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is urging Floridians to make sure their financial files are in order.

Calling Hurricane Matthew’s 115 mile-per-hour punch potentially “catastrophic,” Governor Rick Scott is urging Florida’s east coast residents to prepare for landfall in the next 24 hours.