The Point, June 2, 2021: Are You In Or Near A Flood Zone In Florida? FEMA Says Now Is The Time To Get Flood Insurance


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Today’s top Florida stories

• WUFT News: Florida Residents Are Encouraged To Purchase Flood Insurance Before Peak Of Hurricane Season. “The Federal Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Florida residents who are in or near a flood zone to purchase flood insurance as peak hurricane season approaches.”

• Associated Press: Florida Governor Bans Transgender Women From School Sports. “Florida’s Republican governor signed a bill Tuesday barring transgender females from playing on public school teams intended for student athletes born as girls, plunging the state into the national culture war over transgender rights.”

• Associated Press: Democrat Nikki Fried Announces Run For Florida Governor. “Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced Tuesday she’ll seek the Democratic nomination for governor, calling Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis an authoritarian who’s putting his party and political ambition ahead of Floridians.”

• The Alligator: Electric scooters are coming to UF. “The city of Gainesville plans to introduce electric scooters, or e-scooters, throughout UF and surrounding areas this month. E-scooter companies Bird, Spin and Veo will be allowed to install small fleets of scooters available for rent.”

• Mainstreet Daily News: Jobs, jobs, jobs: Alachua County openings top 10,000. “Alachua County is starting the month of June with 10,792 job openings, according to data tracked by Greater Gainesville Chamber.”

• WMFE: Marion County Prepares Coronavirus Vaccine Outreach To Far-Flung Areas. “Beginning next week, (the Marion County Health Department) will team up with churches — or other sites with air conditioning — in places such as Fort McCoy, Ocklawaha and Dunnellon, and parts of Ocala where people don’t have access to a Publix or a CVS.”

• WSVN-Miami: Woman shot multiple times in NW Miami-Dade mass shooting speaks out. “Ka’Dedra Thomas, 26, said she is in pain, emotional and trying to understand how such criminals can fire into a crowd of people without regard for her life or anyone else’s.”

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About today’s curator

I’m Ethan Magoc, a news editor at WUFT. Originally from Pennsylvania, I’ve found a home telling Florida stories. I’m part of a team searching each morning for local and state stories that are important to you; please send feedback about today’s edition or ideas for stories we may have missed to

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