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Three storms brew in the Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center issued an advisory on Hurricane Lee, located several hundred miles off the coast of Bermuda and on Hurricane Margot, located over the central Atlantic. While Lee is projected to make landfall somewhere between Maine and the Eastern Canadian provinces this weekend, Margot is expected to remain …

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Hurricane Lee expected to stay away from Southeast coast

Hurricane Lee is expected to stay off the U.S. East Coast this week, but that could change for the upcoming weekend. Lee is a Category 3 hurricane a few hundred miles north of Puerto Rico and has potential to make landfall somewhere across the Northeast U.S. this weekend. As it …

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State offers help to Floridians impacted by Hurricane Idalia

Following Idalia’s impacts, the Florida Division of Emergency Management wants to ensure Florida residents have all the information necessary to recover. Individuals are encouraged to apply for FEMA assistance and continue to sort through storm debris. FDEM Deputy Communications Director Amelia Johnson says that there is a variety of resources available through FEMA. …

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Two-week tax break on hurricane supplies begins Saturday

This Saturday marks the start of Florida’s second Disaster Preparedness Tax Holiday. It runs through Friday, Sept. 8. The two-week holiday, which first started May 27 through June 9, allows Florida residents to save on hurricane preparedness supplies. In May, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 7063, extending the …

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