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How to help Florida disaster victims

Hurricane Ian has left thousands of Florida residents struggling with basic needs, and many organizations are making donation and volunteer opportunities available to the public. Gov. Ron DeSantis encourages the public to make monetary donations to enable relief organizations to do their work. Within the last 24 hours, people have donated more than $2 million to Florida hurricane relief efforts. The Category 4 hurricane shifted its course to the east before making landfall just after 3 p.m. Wednesday, catching residents off guard. Many people who could not evacuate are experiencing flooding and infrastructure failure.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis details the state’s emergency response plan to power outages and rescues

On Wednesday, Governor Ron DeSantis detailed Florida’s emergency response plan for Hurricane Ian. Over 10,000 first responders are on standby. Some 42,000 linemen are also on standby to restore power to the 1.7 million people who have currently lost power. 911 call centers are down in Lee, Hendry and Glade counties and those calls are being rerouted to nearby counties. DeSantis urges people to stay safe indoors even if it is clear because many hurricane deaths happen after the storm, due to hurricane hazards.

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Pit bull rescue works to rehome dogs in crowded shelters

Plenty of Pit Bulls, a Gainesville nonprofit organization that specializes in placing at-risk shelter dogs in foster care, is looking for volunteers to provide homes for its rescued dogs. The group is hosting a fundraising event Oct. 2 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at First Magnitude Brewing Co., located at 1220 SE Veitch St. All proceeds go toward the dogs’ medical care and other needs.

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Watch live: The Jan. 6 committee holds hearing

  The House select committee on January 6 holds its first hearing on Thursday, in prime time at 8 p.m. EST, promising to weave together a narrative from the findings of its year-long probe with “previously unseen material” about the attack on the Capitol. Some committee members have teased that …

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