Wal-Mart announced Monday it was “committing up to $10 million in additional support for 2017 U.S. hurricane relief efforts,” bringing its total this year to $30 million, the retailer said. “We know our associates and customers make the difference. And once again, when needed the most, they are stepping up to help in a major way,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and chief sustainability officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. “This is about neighbors helping neighbors and we…
As the remnants of Hurricane Irma move out of Florida, work is underway to resupply the state with gasoline, the AAA said Monday. Florida gas prices are averaging $2.72 per gallon today. The state average is 8 cents more than this time last week.
Insurers are offering recovery advice to Floridians in the wake of Hurricane Irma, now a tropical storm continuing to batter north Florida and southern Georgia with wind and rain. “As the effects of Hurricane Irma continue to plague Florida, PCI encourages Floridians to safely and thoroughly assess their home, business and auto damage,” said Logan McFaddin, Florida regional manager of Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). “Once you’ve had a moment to assess your property damage, immediately reach out…
The City of St. Petersburg is enacting an emergency curfew as of 5 p.m. due to severe weather conditions from Hurricane Irma.
Gov. Rick Scott on Friday activated the Florida Disaster Fund, which provides financial support to Florida’s communities in times of disaster. “We expect that Hurricane Irma will have a major impact on our state and we must use every available resource to meet the needs of our families and communities,” he said in a statement.
As Hurricane Irma approaches Florida, the Division of Emergency Management provided updated information on evacuations that officially began as of Friday morning. Pinellas County was under a mandatory evacuation for zone A and those living in mobile homes. Manatee is under a voluntary evacuation for zone A.
Republican candidate for governor and state Sen. Jack Latvala says state officials may have “overdone it” in preparing for Hurricane Irma.