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Floridians line up for FEMA assistance

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More than 1 million Floridians homeowners and renters have registered for federal individual assistance following Hurricane Irma.

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SW Florida residents clear sodden homes in scorching heat

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Dealing with wrecked belongings and reports of toxic muck, residents of a tiny town where Florida’s Everglades meet the Gulf of Mexico cleared their homes Monday in scorching 92 F (33 C) heat with no air conditioning and no electricity except from a few generators.

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Tampa, St. Pete open centers to assist residents applying for FEMA support

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The cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg announced that they will open several community centers beginning Thursday to facilitate the application process for citizens applying to FEMA for financial assistance after being adversely impacted by Hurricane Irma.

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Seniors group calls on feds to investigate nursing home deaths

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The group that calls itself the conservative alternative to AARP is calling on the federal government to investigate the deaths of eight South Florida nursing home residents who died after Hurricane Irma knocked out their power. Dan Weber, founder and CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens, sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long asking the agency “to offer any and all assistance in the (state) investigations and, if necessary, conduct an investigation of its own,” according to…

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Pinellas residents and businesses eligible for federal cash

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Pinellas County residents and businesses that are trying to put their lives back together after Hurricane Irma can put in an application for federal assistance.

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Bill Edwards, Rick Baker to help open FEMA center

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St. Petersburg entrepreneur Bill Edwards, in association with the St. Petersburg branch of the NAACP, state Rep. Wengay Newton and mayoral candidate Rick Baker, will open a FEMA Disaster Recovery Registration Center Wednesday night. The center is slated to be open 6-9 p.m. and is located at 6090 Central Ave.

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FEMA declares individual disaster relief for Polk, Pasco

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has now amended their initial Federal Disaster Declaration to include Pasco County and Polk County for individual assistance. The declaration now will allow individuals in both counties affected by Hurricane Irma to receive recovery support and disaster assistance.

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