Two weeks left to register for federal disaster assistance in Florida

ORLANDO — Floridians impacted by Hurricane Irma have only two weeks to apply for federal disaster assistance that may cover temporary housing, essential home repairs and serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. Disaster assistance is available to eligible individuals and households in the 48 disaster-designated counties with storm-related damages between Sept. 4 through Oct. […]

Flood insurance policyholders: Understand your claims options

ORLANDO, Fla. – In an effort to quickly get recovery funds into the hands of survivors, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has enhanced the flood insurance claims process with changes to how you file your claim. If you’re a policyholder, understand the process and options to speed your recovery from Hurricane Irma. Advance Payments […]

Disaster Recovery Center Hours Change

ORLANDO, Fla. – Beginning Sunday, Oct. 29, the hours at most Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will change to Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Survivors are encouraged to check times before going and may locate a DRC near them at or by calling the […]

Be safe, be seen on Halloween

With Halloween on Tuesday, Oct. 31, it’s an important time to talk to children about pedestrian safety. Children are two times more likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than the average day. It’s also important to remind motorists to take extra precautions while trick-or-treaters are out. As part of their […]

FEMA letter says you are ineligible for disaster assistance?

That may not be the last word ORLANDO — Applicants for FEMA disaster assistance should not consider the initial determination letter from the agency ruling them ineligible for disaster assistance as the final word. FEMA offers these tips to keep in mind if you receive such a letter: • Applicants must read their letters carefully. […]

October 15–21 is National Teen Driver Safety Week

DHSMV promotes occupant protection for teens with We Arrive Alive campaign TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in recognizing National Teen Driver Safety Week from October 15 to 21 to remind teens, and those in the car with them, to buckle […]

New Florida driver license and ID card expanding statewide

More than 200 service centers throughout the state to begin offering Florida’s new, more secure credential TALLAHASSEE — This month, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) expands its issuance of a new, more secure Florida driver license and ID card. Through December, DHSMV will add the more than 200 remaining service […]

Important application dates for disaster recovery assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reaching out to remind you of important dates and deadlines as you proceed with your recovery from Hurricane Irma. Do not miss out on assistance that may be available to you because of a missed deadline. Some deadlines may be extended, but do not wait. The following information was […]

Palm Beach County to conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes

PALM BEACH COUNTY  — The Palm Beach County Division of Mosquito Control will be conducting aerial spraying beginning at sunset on Tuesday, October 10, weather permitting. The planned coverage area is approximately 180,000 acres covering the communities of Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, The Acreage, Jupiter Farms, Palm Beach Country Estates, Caloosa, and the Glades […]

Bowhunting course offered in Palm Beach County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free bowhunting course in Palm Beach County. All classroom materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil, paper and any bowhunting equipment they own. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. Anyone born on or […]