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Hurricane Michael is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone

Emergency authorities said 12 of the deaths were in Bay County, where the storm slammed ashore with 155 mph winds and towering storm surge last Wednesday. Source link

In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

"Unfortunately there are going to more fatalities than people want to admit," said State Rep. Halsey Beshears. Source link

New governor, not Scott, will appoint new justices

In a brief, unsigned order Monday, the Supreme Court said Scott “exceeded his authority” in directing a judicial nominating commission to meet and forward a list of potential justices to him by Nov. 10. Source link

Next governor, not Scott, will fill 3 seats on high court

The appointments could help shape the Florida Supreme Court for decades Source link

Rick Scott hands off campaign to his wife

He will focus on Hurricane Michael recovery efforts Source link

No cellphones, no gas: No end to misery in hurricane zone

City Clerk Adrian Welle told local media that 46 people in Mexico Beach were still unaccounted for. Source link

Trump praises Florida gov's 'incredible' hurricane response

The Florida Panhandle took a direct hit from Hurricane Michael, which ravaged the coastline last week with powerful 155 mph winds. Source link

Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

The death toll from Michael's destructive march from Florida to Virginia stood at 17. Source link

State freezes insurance rates after Michael

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday directed the state’s top insurance regulator to freeze any potential property-insurance rate increases for 90 days as homeowners and businesspeople grapple with massive damage from Hurricane Michael.Scott also directed Insurance Commissioner...

Hurricane Michael brings challenges in Senate, governor's race

All the candidates are wrestling with the delicate balance of when to power up their political campaigns. Source link

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