News after Hurricane Irma that all Affected should know
Normally our Friday news is on a variety of safety news and local stories regarding car accidents. Right now the most important thing to us is everyone recovering from Hurricane Irma. Here are some news stories that might help in that effort and some stories that will just lift your spirits.
THis guide explains how to apply for assistance, report damage, “blue roofs”, small business loans to assist with damage and so much more. If you need any assistance financially, physically or emotionally please see this guide.
In this article, you can find information on what areas are still without power, Sherriff information, City of Tampa resources and storm debris and collection information.
The carbon monoxide fumes from the generator that was put inside the house killed 3 family members, which included a child. Four others were injured. Generators HAVE to be placed outside. Not in a garage, basement or any other inside location. Keep this story in mind for the future.
Millionaire Marc Bell welcomed 70 foster kids and a dozen caretakers to his Boca Raton mansion on Monday after the power went out on SOS Children’s Village Florida. He sits on the Children’s Village Board and when the CEO of the foster home reached out to him and his wife, they did not hesitate. Bell said, “We celebrated three birthdays, two doctor visits and a tooth fairy, it takes a village.” Read more details of this story here.
H-E-B, a grocery store out of Texas announced Wednesday that it is sending supply trucks to Publix stores in Florida to help with the Irma recovery efforts. Publix did the same just a few weeks ago to help H-E-B in Texas after Harvey.
“Because we’re stronger together, H-E-B is repaying the kindness shown to us by our friends at Publix and beyond during Hurricane Harvey. Today, we sent trucks to Florida to help with relief from Hurricane Irma. Our friends near and far were there in our time of need, so it’s our turn to lend a helping hand. #TexasStrong,” H-E-B posted on Facebook. Read more on this story here.