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Governor Declares Emergency with Michael Tracking Toward Gulf Coast

Governor Declares Emergency with Michael Tracking Toward Gulf Coast

Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for Northwest Florida as Hurricane Michael takes aim at the region.  The state of emergency covers 26 counties in the Panhandle, through Tallahassee and eastward.  If the storm continues to move as anticipated, we can expect closures of state offices, schools and similar organizations later in […]

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Florida Keeps Watchful Eye on Irma

Florida Keeps Watchful Eye on Irma

Governor Rick Scott has placed all of Florida under a state of emergency as the state continues to monitor the movement of Hurricane Irma.  The westward projections over the weekend have put much of Florida within Irma’s possible path, and the southern part of the state could see the effects by the end of this week. […]

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Special Ethics Provisions Apply in States of Emergency

Special Ethics Provisions Apply in States of Emergency

With hurricane season now being only a month away, the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) has taken the opportunity to remind licensees of unique claims adjusting requirements that apply during states of emergency.  The Governor typically will declare a “state of emergency” during a hurricane affecting Florida.  Among other things, the declaration of an emergency invokes […]

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