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Dear Fellow Floridians: It goes without saying that June 1 has a special meaning to Floridians: the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Last fall, Florida's 10-year hurricane-free streak was broken as Hurricane Hermine made landfall near the coast of St. Marks. About one month later, Hurricane Matthew made landfall over Haiti as a Category 4 hurricane, later embarking on a three-day journey up Florida's east coast and into Georgia and the Carolinas, causing damage that exceeded $729 million generated by 112,000 insurance claims. In total, Floridians last year filed nearly 130,000 insurance claims totaling roughly $800 million in losses. The question now is: If a storm were to reach Florida's shores next week, would you be prepared? Last year's hurricane season affected a large majority of our state, leaving many of us with wind-damaged property, flooded homes and one big headache. As some of us learned, sandbags and boarded windows will only get you so far. In some ways, our destiny will be defined by Mother Nature, regardless of what may lay in her path. Experts are predicting that the United States should prepare for another active season with an estimated 11-14 named storms and four to seven hurricanes, with two to three of those storms growing to category 3 or higher. But remember, it only takes one. With the start of the 2017 Hurricane Season quickly approaching, it is up to you to make sure your emergency preparedness efforts reach beyond bottled water and batteries and include being financially prepared for a hurricane event. I encourage all Floridians to start putting together an insurance and financial packet that you can easily take with you should you need to leave your home in a hurry. Be sure to include documentation associated with property and health insurance policies as well as financial account information and contact information for banks and insurance companies. Having these documents put together ahead of time allows you to have ready access to all of the information necessary to file an insurance claim during an emergency evacuation. If you need a hand getting your insurance-related preparation underway -- no problem. We've created a simple, easy-to-use financial preparedness toolkit to assist with this process. Our toolkit provides a single place to jot down and keep track of all of your insurance information. In the event that a storm directly affects you and your family, this toolkit can help you keep a list of adjuster contacts, emergency service contacts such as the Red Cross, FEMA and the Department's consumer helpline, as well as a log of any calls you've made to insurance companies or agents about claims you may have to file. Our toolkit can be downloaded in ENGLISH, SPANISH and CREOLE and serves as an essential tool to supplement your preparation efforts. To learn more, please visit our website for additional tips and tools at http://www.myfloridacfo.com/division/Consumers/Storm/. Take a minute and dust off your preparation materials and ensure you and your family will be financially prepared for this year's hurricane season. Sincerely, Jeff Atwater Chief Financial Officer State of Florida
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiH4QyJWobo • "The Town of Pomona Park has adopted a Fair Housing Ordinance in accordance with Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which establishes that every person should be able to obtain the housing of their choice – or participate in a real estate transaction – without being discriminated against based upon race, color, national origin, religion, gender/sex, handicap/disability or familial status. Included in the link below is a dramatization which shows a possible discriminatory act:"
5-9-17 Good afternoon, today the St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board expanded the Water Shortage Warning Order to include all counties within the district’s jurisdiction. The objective of the Water Shortage Warning Order is to reduce water and increase awareness of the need for conservation. Although conditions have not yet reached a point where there is an expectation of insufficient water to meet anticipated demand and protect water resources, current conditions do warrant heighted water conservation in all areas within the jurisdiction of the district. The order also helps to align the water management districts as they work to promote compliance and support uniform water use restriction across Florida. The water shortage warning is attached. Please refer to the district’s water shortage order facts page for your go-to source for information: http://www.sjrwmd.com/facts/watershortageorder.html.
Posted 4/26/17: WEDNESDAY, MAY 10: SOME FGUA CUSTOMERS WILL BE AFFECTED UNTIL 5PM COMPLETETION. North side of West Main: A St., B. St. Florence, Pleasant, Holly and in between these areas.May 8, 2017 NOTICE POMONA PARK WATER SYSTEM PWS 2540905 SYSTEM REPAIRS Dear Customer: Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 the Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) will be making system repairs to your water system. Every effort will be made to make the repairs as quickly as possible so your water service can be restored, but please be aware that water service might not be available again until late in the day. The anticipated time of service restoration is 5:00 p.m. Once the service is restored, a Precautionary Boil Water Notice will be in effect for all customers since it is possible for harmful bacteria to enter a water distribution system due to either a loss of water pressure or as a result of maintenance work. Once we are able to confirm through biological testing (typically 2-3 days) that no bacteria are present in your water system, we will notify you by door-hanger that this Precautionary Boil Water Notice is no longer in effect. As a precaution, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise that all water used for drinking and cooking be boiled and indicate that a rolling boil for a period of one minute is sufficient to render water free of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. Bottled water may be used as an alternative. The FGUA sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience you may experience during the Precautionary Boil Water Notice period and greatly appreciates your patience as we make repairs to your water system. Please call the Lady Lake Customer Service Department at: 877-657-8889 with any questions. Sincerely The FGUA Customer Service Team THEY WILL BE HANDING OUT NOTICES TO AFFECTED AREAS ON MAY 8!
4/26/17 @ 8:45am -SMOKE IN THE AIR.........I have called 911 and Dunns Creek State Park. No reports of fires. 911 suggested the smoke we are experiencing is possibly from No. Florida/Georgia fires. 4/26/17 @ 8:45am. There was a bad fire in Georgetown yesterday off 309 and Melvin (our Fire Chief) has no reports of new fires. He believes it could be a flair up from the Georgetown Fire. If we hear anything, I will post it!
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