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Governor Rick Scott visiting Collier County after Hurricane Irma.
Governor's Press Office

Florida is still dusting itself off after the Hurricane Irma, but Governor Rick Scott is encouraging Floridians to stay prepared.

Governor Rick Scott's press office

Several former Florida athletes are using their platform to help Hurricane Irma victims.

Nick Evans

Hurricane Irma has passed, now Florida is regrouping.  In Leon County this week, city and county workers abandoned their normal duties to go out and assess damage from the storm.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services via wikimedia commons

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam met Thursday with state emergency officials.

Neal Dunn Campaign

A contingent of Florida’s congressional Republicans is urging the president to waive contracting rules in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

NOAA

Talquin Electric is hoping to have power restored by Thursday night for its members.  The cooperative serves people in Gadsden, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties.

Nick Evans

A couple dozen local employees are fanning out across the county to assess damage from Tropical Storm Irma.

Hurricane Irma at about 9 Monday morning.
NOAA

Tropical storm Irma may have departed, but a law enforcement-imposed curfew is still in place for Leon County residents. 

LIVE UPDATES: Hurricane Irma Coverage

Sep 10, 2017
Hurricane Irma approaching Anguilla from NOAA's GOES-16 satellite.
NOAA

WFSU is following the path of Hurricane Irma. Check back here for regular updates.

We’d like to hear from you before, during and after the storm. If you’re in a safe place, here’s how you can reach us:

  • Call us at 850-414-1234 during our live shows
  • Reach us on Facebook or on twitter @WFSUmedia
  • Email: fpr@wfsu.org with your name, location and your situation.
  • Tallahassee residents, report power outages on the DigiTally app.

Hurricane Irma's track as of the 11 AM advisory September 9.
NOAA

Updated 9/10/17: with additional shelter locations in Liberty, Taylor and Gadsden Counties.

It's bad news for the big bend region. Hurricane Irma is heading straight for the region and coastal counties have ordered evacuations. 

Hurricane Irma approaching Anguilla from NOAA's GOES-16 satellite.
NOAA

Tallahassee and Leon County aren’t under evacuation orders due to Hurricane Irma, but so far roughly one in four Floridians are. 

DXR via wikimedia commons

There’s a lot Governor Rick Scott can do under his emergency powers, but state lawmakers are readying for a special session if the state needs more authority for Hurricane Irma response.

Shawn Bayern via Flickr

Floridians from ten counties are under mandatory evacuation orders—heading north and looking for shelter.  Nick Evans reports Air B-n-B is trying to help.

Hurricane Irma approaching Anguilla from NOAA's GOES-16 satellite.
NOAA

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is deriding the Polk County Sheriff’s decision to check IDs for all evacuees seeking shelter in his county.

Commissioner Putnam speaking in Polk County with local officials.
Florida Channel

Empty shelves typically stocked with water are cropping up on many Floridians’ social media feeds.  But one state official says the run on water is more panic than real peril.

Attorney General Pam Bondi
Florida Channel

Demand is high for disaster prep necessities, and it’s sending prices skyward.  

MGN Online

The former head of the National Hurricane Center has some last minute tips for Floridians preparing for Irma.

Tallahassee Animal Service Center via Facebook

Hurricane Irma is on its way toward Florida and Tallahassee residents are getting ready.  The local animal shelter is encouraging people to be sure they plan for their pets.

Mayor Andrew Gillum flanked by city and county officials, including John Dailey (left) speaking about Hurricane Irma prep.
Nick Evans

Just over a year ago, Tallahassee was clearing up the damage after Hurricane Hermine.  That was a Category 1 storm, and now local officials are prepping for a massive, Category 5 hurricane bearing down on the state.

Tropical Depression Six which developed into Tropical Storm Emily
NOAA and National Weather Service

Floridians are coping with rain and flooding after Tropical Storm Emily developed seemingly from nothing Sunday night. 

Okaloosa County Website

In an effort to save funds, officials want residents to switch to Alert Okaloosa. 

Florida Public Broadcasting Stations

Flood Watches have now been extended further west, to include the entire Florida Panhandle through Wednesday evening. Periods of moderate to heavy rain will continue to move through this region until late Wednesday.

Rainfall amounts of three to six inches are projected, with locally higher amounts possible near the immediate coast.

This is in addition to the rain that has already fallen over the past three days. The Flood Watch along the Nature Coast and Florida’s Big Bend is set to expire Tuesday evening.

MGN Online

With different areas of the state experiencing widespread flooding, state and local officials are warning residents to be careful of scams and ensuring they get proper relief.

The Florida Channel

A week after record flooding swept through Pensacola, state, federal and local authorities are still trying to assess the extent of damage. Florida Governor Rick Scott joined state and local politicians at the Escambia County Commission meeting Thursday morning.

Capital Report: 04-30-2014

Apr 30, 2014

The divisions among Florida Senators when it comes to whether undocumented students should be charged in-state tuition rates are becoming clearer, ahead of a planned vote on the issue Thursday. Lynn Hatter reports the Senate has changed the bill to reduce tuition rates for other groups of students as well.

You may have heard of the never-ending story.  That tale could be about the reform of Florida’s public pension system.  Sascha Cordner reports that overhaul seems up in the air once again after a procedural move in the state senate today.

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