Florida agriculture losses between $78M and $371M from Hurricane Idalia, preliminary estimate says
Florida agriculture losses from Hurricane Idalia are estimated at between $78 million and $371 million, with producers also suffering widespread damage to such infrastructure as irrigation rigs and fences.
DeSantis won't meet with Biden during president's trip to survey Idalia damage
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office says he has no plans to meet with President Joe Biden when the Democrat flies to Florida this weekend to survey damage from Hurricane Idalia, suggesting that doing so could hinder disaster response because of the logistics involved.
Chief Meteorologist Tom Sorrells gives behind-the-scenes look at Hurricane Idalia coverage
Talk to Tom started as a live segment during the 2004 hurricane season — a summer marred by monstrous storms including Charley, Frances, and Jeanne— and gave Chief Meteorologist Tom Sorrells the opportunity to answer viewers’ weather questions.
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.
Residents pick through the rubble of lost homes and scattered belongings in Hurricane Idalia's wake
Florida and Georgia residents living along Hurricane Idalia’s path of destruction are picking through piles of rubble where homes once stood, throwing tarps over roofs and gingerly navigating through mazes of streets left underwater or clogged with fallen trees.
President of Security First Insurance Company offers tips for Florida home insurance customers
Melissa DeVriese, President, Security First Insurance Company in Ormond beach sat down with News 6 investigator Mike Holfeld to talk about the role insurance companies will play to answer the call for coverage and what policy holders need to know.
Idalia strengthens over Gulf of Mexico and is now predicted to hit Florida as Category 4 hurricane
Florida residents living in vulnerable coastal areas have been ordered to pack up and leave as Hurricane Idalia gained steam in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and threatened to unleash life-threatening storm surges and rainfall.