FL Dept of Health warns of health risks associated with flooding as rainstorms continue

As a heavy dose of rainstorms continue to blanket our area, the Florida Department of Health in Martin County reminds residents about health risks associated with flood waters … Click here to read more

PBPost: ‘Though wealthy, Jupiter Island gets $8.6M for beach repair from FEMA…’

“Jupiter Island, a well-heeled seaside enclave where home values average $4.97 million, was awarded $8.6 million in federal emergency money for beach re-nourishment following a beating by 2016’s Hurricane Matthew. … Click here to read more

FEMA changing coastal flood zones on Treasure Coast

From WPTV: “On the Treasure Coast, FEMA is remapping areas that will fall under coastal flooding zones, changing which homes and neighborhoods will and will not be required to buy the added flood protection. To view the interactive maps … Click here to read more

Algae update: Obama administration denies final appeal for federal state of emergency

From The Orlando Sentinel: The Obama administration denied for a second time Thursday Gov. Rick Scott’s request for a federal state of emergency for algae blooms. Scott cannot appeal the decision again … Click here to read more

Gov. Scott appeals denial of state of emergency as algae returns

From WPTV: “Governor Rick Scott sent a letter to the president Sunday, again looking to get help from Washington. Scott said that FEMA incorrectly faulted Florida for failing to demonstrate the need for assistance … Click here to read more

Video: FEMA denies Florida $70M federal assistance after Sandy seriously eroded beaches

Federal money will not help restore Florida beaches battered by Hurricane Sandy. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is denying a state request for more than $70 million in assistance. Martin, Indian River, St. Lucie and Palm Beach Counties asked for more than $32 million combined, but were all denied. WPTV video … Click here to read more