Biden approves disaster declaration for 7 Florida counties hit hard by Hurricane Idalia
President Joe Biden on Thursday approved a federal disaster declaration to help state and local recovery efforts after the Category 3 Hurricane Idalia slammed into North Florida’s Big Bend region and caused widespread damage.
DeSantis requests federal disaster declaration for 25 Florida counties after Idalia
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday said the state has requested a federal disaster declaration for 25 counties that were under a hurricane warning while Idalia pressed into the Big Bend as a major storm the day prior.
Florida’s volatile insurance industry prepares for Idalia
As Tropical Storm Idalia is expected to grow into a hurricane while heading towards Florida, homeowners who’ve experienced skyrocketing property insurance premiums or have been forced to change insurance carriers over the past year may be concerned about the storm’s impact.
Your Florida Daily: New details on racist shooting in Jacksonville, Idalia expected to hit Florida
Law enforcement in Jacksonville said the white gunman who shot and killed three Black people at a Dollar General store on Saturday was a 21-year-old who bought his guns legally and had no criminal history.