Florida Hurricane Michael recovery News

Florida Fraud Strike Team Arrests Unlicensed Contractor in Panhandle

An unlicensed contractor operating in the Florida Panhandle has been arrested by the Florida Disaster Fraud Action Strike Force (DFAST) for allegedly conducting roofing repairs following Hurricane Michael, according to a statement from Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis. Ashley …

Florida Insurance Agents Improvise to Stay Connected During Hurricane Michael Recovery

The page has finally turned on the tumultuous 2018 hurricane season, but for the agents who live and work in the Florida Panhandle the story isn’t over – personally or professionally. “We all still feel like we’re in hurricane mode …

Florida Extends Continuing Education Deadline for Insurance Professionals

Licensed insurance professionals working in the Florida Panhandle have been granted an extension of continuing education deadlines in an effort to help accelerate Hurricane Michael recovery efforts in the region, according to a statement from Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis. …

Florida CFO: Insurers Must Step Up Response to Hurricane Michael Claims

Citing a “troubling” number of Hurricane Michael-related consumer complaints and claims denials, Florida’s top financial regulator is urging insurers to respond more quickly and adequately to consumers recovering from the major storm that devastated the Florida Panhandle in October. Florida …

Florida County Hit Hard by Michael Takes Out $50M Bond for Recovery

A county on Florida’s Panhandle has voted to take out a $50 million bond to help recover from Hurricane Michael. The News-Herald reports that Bay County Commission voted Nov. 20 to use the money to cover debris removal, stormwater system …

Florida Picks Up the Pieces from Powerful Hurricane Michael

It has been just over a month since Hurricane Michael slammed the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane with wind speeds reaching just shy of Category 5 status. The devastation from the storm that killed at least 35 people …